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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/13/2020

Date: 07/13/2020

The Upper Madison has been fishing well. Nymphing has been very productive with a Pat's Rubberlegs, PMD's, and Yellow Sallies. Salmonflies are around the upper walk wade section of the river and Golde...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/10/2020

Date: 07/10/2020

The Upper Madison is nymphing well these days. Dry fly action has only been so-so. The salmonflies are around the upper walk wade section of the river. Dry dropper rigs have been very effective with a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/5/2020

Date: 07/05/2020

The Upper Madison is still fishing really well. The salmonfly bite continues to move up river and bugs have been seen around Palisades. Dry dropper rigs have been very effective with a chubby on top a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/3/2020

Date: 07/03/2020

The Upper Madison has been the go to river this week. The salmonfly bite has been decent on the warm sunny days above McAtee. If your not getting fish to eat the big dry fly, drop a caddis pupa or sto...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/3/2020

Date: 07/03/2020

The Upper Madison has been the go to river this week. The salmonfly bite has been decent on the warm sunny days above McAtee. If your not getting fish to eat the big dry fly, drop a caddis pupa or sto...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/1/2020

Date: 07/01/2020

The Upper Madison has been the place to be as of late. The salmonfly bite has been decent on the warm sunny days. During crummy weather, the nymph fishing and streamer fishing has been really good. If...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/28/2020

Date: 06/28/2020

The Upper Madison has been fishing quite well. The salmonflies have been out and about through much of the float stretch. This nasty weather might slow down the salmonfly bite though. However, there a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/26/2020

Date: 06/26/2020

The Upper Madison started fishing really well just yesterday. The salmonflies have been spotted pretty thick up around Varney Bridge. Throwing a big dry fly like chubbies or salmonfly patterns was wor...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/24/2020

Date: 06/24/2020

The Upper Madison is about to really pop off if we had to guess. The salmonflies have been spotted pretty thick but tomorrow or Thursday the fish should really be on them. Caddis have been around espe...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/21/2020

Date: 06/21/2020

The Upper Madison is showing signs of life -- bug life. A few salmonflies have been spotted, but the hatch hasn't really popped off yet. PMDs are also getting going, as are the caddis. Throwing a big ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/19/2020

Date: 06/19/2020

The Upper Madison is one of the better options around. The water clarity is good and the flows have dropped to a manageable level. There are some fish rising to caddis, but you might have to work to f...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/16/2020

Date: 06/16/2020

The Upper Madison flows are sitting around 1600 CFS near Cameron. The water still has color to it but has been fishing pretty well. We still haven't heard much for fish coming up to the surface but du...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/14/2020

Date: 06/14/2020

The Upper Madison has been on a steady drop most of the week and is now leveling off. The river looks great above the West Fork and is looking pretty good in the float section. There isn't much for dr...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/12/2020

Date: 06/12/2020

The Upper Madison has been on a steady drop most of the week. The river looks great above the West Fork and is looking pretty good in the float section. There isn't much for dry-fly fishing but the ny...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/10/2020

Date: 06/10/2020

The Upper Madison is steadily on the drop from some of the colder weather. The water is still high so wade fishing is still difficult but manageable. Stay on the banks and fish a nymph rig upstream ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/9/2020

Date: 06/09/2020

The Upper Madison is steadily on the drop from some of the colder weather. The water is still high and off-color, so wade fishing is still difficult. Stay on the banks and fish a nymph rig upstream ti...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/7/2020

Date: 06/07/2020

The Upper Madison is not the best option right now, but there are some opportunities to catch fish over there. The upper wade stretch is the best bet. The water is high and dirty, but nymphing the sof...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/5/2020

Date: 06/05/2020

The Upper Madison is high and dirty through most of its length. Below the dam until Cabin Creek will have the clearest water. Be sure to wade with caution here because the flows are high as they pulse...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/23/2020

Date: 04/23/2020

Effective April 27, our Bozeman Fly Shop will be allowing curbside pickup. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/18/2020

Date: 04/18/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/15/2020

Date: 04/15/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/14/2020

Date: 04/14/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/8/2020

Date: 04/08/2020

Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Online Fly Sale Here Call ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/4/2020

Date: 04/04/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping + when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for ph...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/1/2020

Date: 04/01/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping + when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for ph...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/29/2020

Date: 03/29/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping + when you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for ph...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/26/2020

Date: 03/26/2020

​Effective March 28, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering Free Ground shipping + whne you order online or over the phone. Order online HERE Call 406-586-2188 for ph...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/24/2020

Date: 03/24/2020

​Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offering complimentary curbside delivery, local delivery (Bozeman), and free ground shipping. Order online or over th...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/22/2020

Date: 03/22/2020

​Effective March 23, our Bozeman Fly Shop is closed to all walk-in traffic. We are offerring complimentary curbside delivery, local delivery (Bozeman), and free ground shipping. Order online or over t...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/20/2020

Date: 03/20/2020

The Upper Madison has still been fishing quite well. There was a little bit of slush the last couple days but most of that cleared up. On a nymphn rig, worms in red ,and Rubberlegs in black and coffee...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/19/2020

Date: 03/19/2020

The Upper Madison has still been fishing quite well. Fishing has been best in the afternoon once the water warms up. If you find a nice overcast and calm day the dry fly action can be really solid. Ny...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/13/2020

Date: 03/13/2020

The Upper Madison has remained some of the best fishing around Bozeman. Fishing has been best pretty late in the day when the water finally heats up. Fishing will likely be tough this weekend with the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/10/2020

Date: 03/10/2020

The Upper Madison is probably the best fishing to be found around Bozeman this time of the year. The nymph fishing has been really good, and on certain, calm days a bunch of fish rise to midges. Have ...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/4/2020

Date: 03/04/2020

The Upper Madison is generally a good option this time of year. The nymph fishing has been good, and on certain, calm days a bunch of fish rise to midges. Have some midge clusters, like a Griffith's G...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/23/2020

Date: 02/23/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing consistently. This is always a good stretch to explore in the Winter. These fish recieve the least amount of pressure this time of year than any other time so it can...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/17/2020

Date: 02/17/2020

The upper Madison has been the great witner fishery that is always is. Dry fly fishing has been good for a few hours every day when the midges start to hatch. These rising fish can be tricked with a s...

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