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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/28/2020

Date: 11/28/2020

The upper Madison is still fishing really well. This tailwater fishes well throughout the Winter season especially higher up closer to the Hebgen dam. The fish seem to enjoy a...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/24/2020

Date: 11/24/2020

The upper Madison is still fishing really well. One of the best Winter fishing options in the Bozeman area. The fish seem to be eating a lot of different patterns but...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/16/2020

Date: 11/16/2020

The upper Madison has been nymphing well recently. The fish seem to be eating a lot of different patterns but seem to be turning to the smaller stuff like midges...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/9/2020

Date: 11/09/2020

The upper Madison is fishing well and usually does throughout the colder months because of the dam. Nymphing continues to be the most effective and anglers have been catching fish...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/6/2020

Date: 11/06/2020

The upper Madison has been pretty good. Streamer fishing has been good with sculpin imitations or white flies. Nymphing continues to be the best way of catching trout. Rubberlegs, midges...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/4/2020

Date: 11/04/2020

The upper Madison has been pretty darn good. Streamers produced a good number of trout as did throwing a nymph rig. Worms will fish well as will nymphs such as Pat's Rubberlegs...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/2/2020

Date: 11/02/2020

The upper Madison fished really well this last week. Streamers produced a good number of trout as did throwing a nymph rig. Worms will fish well as will nymphs such as Pat's...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/28/2020

Date: 10/28/2020

The upper Madison is once again a good fly fishing option. It will continue to improve as the week goes on. Worms will fish well as will nymphs such as Pat's Rubberlegs, midges...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/26/2020

Date: 10/26/2020

The upper will fish slow after this weather. Luckily, it will be one of the first fisheries to pick up as temperatures increase and stabilize once again this week. Worms...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/23/2020

Date: 10/23/2020

Worms, worms, and more worms. San juan, Wire, Triple Threat or any other worm pattern will get the job done. Water temperatures have dropped significantly which will likely slow the...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/21/2020

Date: 10/21/2020

Worms, worms, and more worms. San juan, Wire, Triple Threat or any other worm pattern will get the job done. With trout in bulk up mode, anglers have good opportunities...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2020

Date: 10/15/2020

Streamer fishing is really turning on with the recent weather conditions. With trout in bulk up mode, anglers have good opportunities to hook into a large critter. Subsurface fishing has...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/12/2020

Date: 10/12/2020

Fishing on the upper Madison has been good. The browns are beginning to migrate upstream and prepare for their spawn. This provides anglers good opportunities to hook into a large...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/9/2020

Date: 10/09/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing well. Fish are becoming more aggressive and we can slowly start to feel the effects of Fall. The colder nights have allowed fish to...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/7/2020

Date: 10/07/2020

The upper Madison is certainly producing fish. Both walk-wade sections have been fishing well. Fish are moving and preparing for the early stages of the Brown trout spawn. This means...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/5/2020

Date: 10/05/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing good. Fish are moving and preparing for the early stages of the Brown trout spawn. This means a lot of fish are becoming aggressive...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/1/2020

Date: 10/01/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing good. Fish are moving and preparing for the early stages of the Brown trout spawn. This means a lot of fish are becoming aggressive...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/29/2020

Date: 09/29/2020

Nymphing on the upper Madison is still a great way to catch fish. Browns start prepping for the spawn by hammering food this time of the year, which results in...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/27/2020

Date: 09/27/2020

The upper Madison is both streamer fishing well and nymphing really well. Browns start prepping for the spawn by hammering food this time of the year, which results in excellent...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/22/2020

Date: 09/22/2020

The upper Madison is still a great option for a fishy day on the river. Subsurface fishing has been great with black or coffee Pat's Rubberlegs with a worm off...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/20/2020

Date: 09/20/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing good the last week. Hopper bite is slowing down but with the smoke cleared today I think there will still be fish looking up...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/18/2020

Date: 09/18/2020

The upper Madison is great subsurface. Larger trout have been eating much better than they had been in August. Still a few hopper days left to be had with how...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/14/2020

Date: 09/14/2020

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Larger trout are starting to eat once again. Still a few hopper days left to be had with how warm temps have been. Hopper...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/10/2020

Date: 09/10/2020

The upper Madison has slowed a bit especially on the surface. The sold weather put the hoppers down and eats have been few and far between the last few days...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/7/2020

Date: 09/07/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing decent. The hopper bite was good the last few days but with the colder weather and rain, I would focus your efforts towards subsurface...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/1/2020

Date: 09/01/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing ok. Hoppers are a bit cold and inactive right now after the cold weather. Until then, nymphing buckets has been the most effective with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/30/2020

Date: 08/30/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing ok. Hopper fishing has been better on warmer and sunnier days so it could be slow the next couple days. Temps warm back up...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/28/2020

Date: 08/28/2020

The upper Madison has been a good option lately. Nymphing or dry dropper rigs have been the most productive with jig flies. Perdigons and Jiggy Princes work well. Hoppers in...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/24/2020

Date: 08/24/2020

The upper Madison has been decent. The hopper fishing here has been the most consistent in comparison to some of the other options. Most of the bigger fish have been...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/21/2020

Date: 08/21/2020

The upper Madison has slowed slightly. Big fish do not seem as willing to eat as they had been a week ago. The morning time has been best with double...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/19/2020

Date: 08/19/2020

The upper Madison is still fishing great with hoppers. The morning time has been best with double nymph rigs or a hopper-dropper setup. Pheasant Tails, Sparkle pupas, jigged Zebra Midges...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/17/2020

Date: 08/17/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing well with hopper patterns. The morning time has been best with double nymph rigs or a hopper-dropper setup. Pheasant Tails, Sparkle pupas, jigged Zebra...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/15/2020

Date: 08/15/2020

The upper Madison has still been fishing very well with hoppers. The water temps are good and the trout are happy! In the mornings, nymphing has been the best with...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/12/2020

Date: 08/12/2020

The upper Madison has been fishing well with hoppers this last week. The water temps are good and the trout are happy! In the mornings, nymphing has been the best...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/10/2020

Date: 08/10/2020

The hopper fishing has been really good on the river the last couple of days. A combination of cool nights, mild daytime highs, and sunny skies has got the fish...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/6/2020

Date: 08/06/2020

Hopper dropper is the name of the game right now. Fish your favorite hopper pattern with a Pheasant tail or Sparkle Pupa below tight to the banks or over buckets...

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