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Upper Madison Fly Fishing Reports

Upper Madison Fishing Report 1/3/2023

Date: 01/03/2023

Finally, consistent above freezing temperatures are in the forecast. The weather continues to warm into the weekend.  Worms, small dark stonefly nymphs, with a zebra midge or a small mayfly nymph will...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/26/2022

Date: 12/26/2022

 The deadly cold weather Iced up the upper pretty bad how ever some warmer weather this week should turn things around a little. When things unfreeze nymphing will be most productive...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/12/2022

Date: 12/12/2022

The Upper will be a good winter option. for the most part nymphing will be most productive. Worms, eggs and small dark stonefly nymphs followed by a zebra midge or...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/7/2022

Date: 11/07/2022

The upper Madison will fish well through the winter. This week will be quite cold however. Nymphing will remain the best option and should pick up fish with some consistency if...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/4/2022

Date: 11/04/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. Streamer fishing has been OK, nymphing has been good to very good, and dry fly fishing has been fair to good on calm days. Smaller nymphs...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/1/2022

Date: 11/01/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. Streamer fishing has been OK, nymphing has been good to very good, and dry fly fishing has been fair to good on calm days. Smaller nymphs...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/29/2022

Date: 10/29/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. The water temps are great and the fish are becoming more active and spreading out a bit. Smaller nymphs are working well right now...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/26/2022

Date: 10/26/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. The water temps are great and the fish are becoming more active and spreading out a bit. Smaller nymphs are working well right now...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/23/2022

Date: 10/23/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. Nymphing is solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, Baetis, Zebra Midges, smaller Perdigons, and sculpin patterns. Dry fly action has the potential to get...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/19/2022

Date: 10/19/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing well. Nymphing is solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, Baetis, Zebra Midges, smaller Perdigons, and sculpin patterns. Dry fly fishing has been tough but...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/14/2022

Date: 10/14/2022

The upper Madison is fishing good. Nymphing is solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, Baetis, Zebra Midges, smaller Perdigons, and sculpin patterns. Dry fly fishing has been tough but...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/11/2022

Date: 10/11/2022

The upper Madison is fishing good. The nymphing has been pretty solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, Worms, Midges, BWO nymphs, and a variety of Perdigons. Streamer fishing has been better with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/7/2022

Date: 10/07/2022

The upper Madison is fishing good. The nymphing has been pretty solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, Worms, Midges, BWO nymphs, and a variety of Perdigons. Streamer fishing has been better with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/4/2022

Date: 10/04/2022

The upper Madison is fishing good. The nymphing has been pretty solid with Pat's Rubberlegs, Worms, Midges, BWO nymphs, and a variety of Perdigons. Streamer fishing has been better with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/18/2022

Date: 09/18/2022

The upper Madison has been fishing good but it has been a little trickier. Terrestrial fishing has slowed a bit with this cooler weather but when it warms back up...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/14/2022

Date: 09/14/2022

The hopper fishing has slowed down with the cool weather. You can likely find a few fish that are still willing to eat a hopper in the afternoon. Nymphing in the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/10/2022

Date: 09/10/2022

The hopper fishing has only been okay this last week. Nymphing in the morning however has been good. This cool weather will likely make the fishing pick up significantly. The...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/6/2022

Date: 09/06/2022

The hopper fishing has only been okay this last week. Nymphing in the morning however has been good. Some hopper action comes around a bit later in the day but...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/29/2022

Date: 08/29/2022

The Upper is fishing good right now with hoppers, beetles, and ants. The morning is best with streamers or a double nymph rig with a Nocturnal stonefly nymph, small lightning...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/24/2022

Date: 08/24/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The Upper is fishing good right now with hoppers, beetles, and ants. The morning is best with streamers...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/22/2022

Date: 08/22/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The Upper is starting to settle into terrestrial season, albeit a little inconsistent due to warm temps. The...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/17/2022

Date: 08/17/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The bug activity is starting to settle down throughout most of the river. Mayfly and caddis action can...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/15/2022

Date: 08/15/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The bug activity is starting to settle down throughout most of the river. Mayfly and caddis action can...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/10/2022

Date: 08/10/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The bug activity is starting to settle down throughout most of the river. Mayfly and caddis action can...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/8/2022

Date: 08/08/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The bug activity is starting to settle down throughout most of the river. Mayfly and caddis action can...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/4/2022

Date: 08/04/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The Upper Madison is starting to transition to late summer form. Bugs are becoming less prevalent throughout the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/1/2022

Date: 08/01/2022

Hoot Owl Starts 8/2 from 8 mile Fishing Access to Ennis Lake.  The Upper Madison is starting to transition to late summer form. Bugs are becoming less prevalent throughout the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/31/2022

Date: 07/31/2022

The Upper Madison is starting to transition to late summer form. Bugs are becoming less prevalent throughout the system and terrestrials are on the cusp. Fish are being taken on...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/27/2022

Date: 07/27/2022

 Fish are eating Water Walkers as well as yellow, pink, or peach chubbys. There are a good amount of sallys and pmds flying around throughout the day but likely will...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/23/2022

Date: 07/23/2022

 Fish are eating golden stones as well as yellow, pink, or peach chubbys. There are a good amount of sallys and pmds flying around throughout the day but likely will...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/19/2022

Date: 07/19/2022

The fishing is still excellent on the Upper Madison. Caddis, PMDs, and Yellow Sallys are all still on the menu. Nymphs and dries alike. Throw a dropper off your hopper...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/17/2022

Date: 07/17/2022

The salmon flies on the upper have moved on deep into the park, however there will still be some decent dry fly fishing. Fish are eating golden stones as...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/14/2022

Date: 07/14/2022

Salmonflies are concentrated at the top portion of the river and moving fast. Goldenstones can still be found, along with caddis, PMDs, and Yellow Sallys. Dry fly fishing is fairly...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/8/2022

Date: 07/08/2022

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs up and down the river. Salmonflies are stealing the show at the moment and are currently in the middle of the river near Windy Point. But fish...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/5/2022

Date: 07/05/2022

Salmonflies are here! The big bugs are up close to the walk-wade section already. Fishing with salmonflies can be hit or miss, but when it is good it can be a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/29/2022

Date: 06/29/2022

Salmonflies are here! We got our first reports of large bugs flying yesterday just above town. Plus we finally a string of warm days forecasted, so expect the hatch to...

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