Lower Madison Fishing Report September 18, 2022 - Fins & Feathers
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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/18/2022

Date: 09/18/2022

Current Conditions

The lower Madison has been pretty good. On warmer days, hopper fishing has been good with a small perdigon dropper is effective. Nymphing is good on slow dryfly days with double perdigons, black, peacock, red are colors that work well this time of year. Worms and crayfish are worth a shot if the weeds aren't too bad. There have been some decent hatches of Midges and BWO's so keep an eye out for them this week with some rain in the forecast. Streamers could be a good bet as well with crayfish and smaller baitfish imitations.

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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

Flows

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Streamflow

Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/18/2022 Streamflow

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Half-Day Guided Trip

Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses,Lunches and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • Tackle and Drinks are Included
  • Waders and Boots are available during inclement weather
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Full-Day Guided Trip

Full day guided fly-fishing float trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • Use of gear, flies, and terminal tackle is included
  • Waders and Boots are provided during inclement weather
  • Deli lunches are included (we recommend bringing your own lunches if you have strict dietary limitations such as gluten-free, vegan, or food allergies)
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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Lower Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

For Shuttles on the Lower Madison Contact:

Bob's Shuttles: (406) 595-0587
Space Shuttle: (406) 518-1799

The lower Madison River is considered to be the Madison River from below Ennis Lake, downstream to the headwaters of the Missouri River. This section of the Madison flows through the Beartrap Wilderness Area in a narrow gorge characterized by some serious whitewater and difficult access. Once the river leaves the Beartrap Canyon, the river dramatically changes character, becoming wider with a seemingly gentle flow all the way to Three Forks, where it joins the Jefferson River and Gallatin River to form the Missouri River.

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