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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2021

Date: 07/30/2021

The entire Madison River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the headwaters near Three Forks is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. This includes the section between Hebgen and Quake...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/28/2021

Date: 07/28/2021

The entire Madison River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the headwaters near Three Forks is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. This includes the section between Hebgen and Quake...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/25/2021

Date: 07/25/2021

The entire Madison River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the headwaters near Three Forks is on Hoot Owl fishing restrictions. This includes the section between Hebgen and Quake...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/21/2021

Date: 07/21/2021

The Upper Madison is on Hootowl as of July 21. No fishing past 2pm. The Mad is fishing well, particularly nymphing. Hoppers are starting to make an appearance, so a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/17/2021

Date: 07/17/2021

The Upper Madison hopper bite has been solid in the afternoons!  Hoppers and ants have been picking up fish pretty consistently and putting a dropper behind a hopper has also been...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/13/2021

Date: 07/13/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing really well right now particularly in the mornings. Nymphing has been really effective with smaller mayfly patterns, caddis pupas, Yellow Sallies, Brown/Tan Rubberlegs, $3 Dips...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/11/2021

Date: 07/11/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing really well right now particularly in the mornings. Nymphing has been really effective in the morning with smaller mayfly patterns, caddis pupas, Yellow Sallies, Brown/Tan...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/9/2021

Date: 07/09/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing good right now. The big bugs have moved up around the YNP and are starting to fade out. Nymphing has been really effective in the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/5/2021

Date: 07/05/2021

The Upper Madison is one of the best Bozeman area fly fishing options right now. Salmonflies are now up beyond the upper walk wade section. Fish have been eating golden...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/3/2021

Date: 07/03/2021

The Upper Madison is one of the best Bozeman area fly fishing options right now. Salmonflies are now up beyond the upper walk wade section. Fish have been eating golden...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/28/2021

Date: 06/28/2021

The upper is one of the best Bozeman area fly fishing options right now. Salmonflies are now up beyond the upper walk wade section. Fish have been eating Salmonfly adults...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/25/2021

Date: 06/25/2021

The upper is fishing well right now. Salmonflies are out around Lyons bridge but fish are still looking up above and below. Fish have been eating Salmonfly adults, Goldens, Sallies...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/23/2021

Date: 06/23/2021

The upper is fishing incredibly well both on top and with droppers. Salmonflies are out and can be found higher up on the river near Lyons Bridge and fish have...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/21/2021

Date: 06/21/2021

The upper has been returning to more normal levels in the past week. Salmonflies are out and can be found higher up on the river near Lyons. Fish have finally...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/17/2021

Date: 06/17/2021

The upper has been dropping slowly and is in great condition. Salmonflies are out and are slightly above town with a few as far up as Varney. Not a ton...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/14/2021

Date: 06/14/2021

The upper has been dropping slowly and is now much less dirty than it was a week ago. Fishing should be pretty good this week with warm weather and dropping...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/12/2021

Date: 06/12/2021

The upper has been dropping slowly and is now much less dirty than it was a week ago. Fishing should be pretty good this week with warm weather and dropping...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/9/2021

Date: 06/09/2021

The upper has been dropping slowly and will continue to throughout the weekend. Expect to see a slight rise come next week with warmer temperatures. $3 bridge and between the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/4/2021

Date: 06/04/2021

The Upper Madison has become very dirty after the West Fork blew a couple of days ago. Pretty much everything there down will be borderline unfishable until it starts to...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/2/2021

Date: 06/02/2021

The Upper Madison flows are on the rise slightly today do from the West Fork primarily and a combination of some of the other smaller creeks. The fishing should still...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/29/2021

Date: 05/29/2021

The Upper Madison flows have been pretty steady but may increase with the high temps this week. the further up you go the clearer the water should be but it...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/12/2021

Date: 05/12/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing really well. There are BWOs and March Browns hatching. Cloudy afternoons offer the best dry-fly opportunities. Sparkle Duns to match the hatching mayflies should fool...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/10/2021

Date: 05/10/2021

The Upper Madison is slowly dropping with the cool weather. Nymphing has been the best with Squirmy Worms, Lightning Bugs, Prince Nymphs, Caddis Larva/Pupas, BWO nymphs, and Pat's Rubberlegs. If...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/8/2021

Date: 05/08/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing well and was not effected much by the rain and hot weather. Nymphing has been good with San Juan worms, Lightning Bugs, Prince Nymphs, Caddis...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/5/2021

Date: 05/05/2021

The Upper Madison is fishing well and with all the Freestones dropping back down this week there should be some less pressure but once the Freestones go again it will...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/1/2021

Date: 05/01/2021

The Upper Madison is a good option right now. The freestones have all come up so the Yellowstone and Gallatin rivers will push people towards the Upper. Nymphing has still...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/28/2021

Date: 04/28/2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing pretty well lately.  Nymphing has continued to be the most consistent option. Still using a rubberlegs or a worm as a top fly with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/27/2021

Date: 04/27/2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing pretty well lately.  Nymphing has continued to be the most consistent option. Still using a rubberlegs or a worm as a top fly with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/21/2021

Date: 04/21/2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing decently well. The cold water temperatures are leaving the fish pretty lethargic. Nymphing is still the name of the game for the most part...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/18/2021

Date: 04/18/2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing pretty well, but still hasn't quite hit its stride, mostly due to the cold weather and water temps. However, the fish should get more...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/15/2021

Date: 04/15/2021

The Upper Madison has been fishing pretty well, but still hasn't quite hit its stride, mostly due to the cold weather and water temps. However, the fish should get more...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/13/2021

Date: 04/13/2021

The upper Madison has still been fishing well. Fish are starting to move around more as the rainbows begin spawning.  Nymphing is still the most productive with rubberlegs, worms, baetis...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/10/2021

Date: 04/10/2021

The upper Madison has been fishing pretty well recently. Fish are starting to move around more as the rainbows begin spawning.  Nymphing is still the most productive with rubberlegs, worms...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/5/2021

Date: 04/05/2021

The upper Madison is fishing well right now. Lots of fish are moving up and becoming more active for the Rainbow spawn and they are eating a wide variety of...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/30/2021

Date: 03/30/2021

The upper Madison is fishing well right now. Nymphing a Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, eggs, Zebra Midges, Pheasant Tails, Caddis Larva, BWO imitations, Prince Nymphs, and Lightning Bugs have...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/26/2021

Date: 03/26/2021

The upper Madison is fishing well right now. Nymphing a Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, eggs, Zebra Midges, Pheasant Tails, Caddis Larva, BWO imitations, Prince Nymphs, and Lightning Bugs have...

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