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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...

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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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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/27/2022

Date: 06/27/2022

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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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/26/2022

Date: 06/26/2022

While the upper still has a bit of color to it, the fishing has improved dramatically over the last two days. Get ready for salmonflies! They should be on the lower...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/24/2022

Date: 06/24/2022

 The fishing will undoubtably improve as flows decrease and the river becomes easier to manage on foot and boat. The feeder creeks like Cabin and Beaver are pumping in less...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022

Date: 06/22/2022

The Upper Madison is on the drop. Hebgen dam is pumping out less water everyday. Currently the flows from the dam are at 1,920cfs but they are incrementally dropping the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/20/2022

Date: 06/20/2022

Warning: Flows are rising rapidly. Expect high flows over the next few days. Floating is not advised from Lyons bridge downstream due to low bridges.   The Upper is still high...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/14/2022

Date: 06/14/2022

Warning: Flows are rising rapidly. Expect high flows over the next few days. Floating is not advised from Lyons bridge downstream due to low bridges.   The Upper is going to...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/13/2022

Date: 06/13/2022

Warning: Flows are rising rapidly. Expect high flows over the next few days. Floating is not advised from Lyons bridge downstream due to low bridges.   The Upper is on the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/7/2022

Date: 06/07/2022

The Upper is on the rise once again. These next few warm days will dump mud in from the West Fork. The clarity below there has not been great. Nymphing will be...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/2/2022

Date: 06/02/2022

The Upper has dropped to around 1200 cfs near Cameron. This should have cleared up significantly since last week and should be fishing pretty decent until it comes up again...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/31/2022

Date: 05/31/2022

The Upper is on the drop once again and the fishing has improved significantly. Water clarity definitely good enough to catch fish on streamers, nymphs and dry flies. Nymphing a Pat's...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/28/2022

Date: 05/28/2022

The Upper has been fishing well and is on the rise. Water clarity is under 6" below the West Fork as flows continue to rise. Nymphing a Pat's Rubberleg, San Juan...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/26/2022

Date: 05/26/2022

The Upper has been fishing well and is a slight rise right now and will likely bump more over the next 48 hours. Nymphing a Pat's rubberleg, san juan worm...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/22/2022

Date: 05/22/2022

The Upper is dropping and clearing up after this cool weather. Nymphing has been good with your go-to Spring flies like Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, Perdigons, Midges, and BWO's...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/18/2022

Date: 05/18/2022

The Upper jumped up in flows and is a bit dirty below the west fork. Nymphing has been good with your go-to Spring flies like Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms...

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