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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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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/16/2022

Date: 05/16/2022

The Upper is flowing at 930 cfs at Cameron right now which is still low but is definitely floatable. It is still pretty boney through town their so if you...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/13/2022

Date: 05/13/2022

The Upper is flowing at 866cfs at Cameron right now which is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year but floatable flows. Still pretty boney...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/9/2022

Date: 05/09/2022

The Upper is flowing at 963cfs at Cameron right now which is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year but definitely floatable flows. Still pretty...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/6/2022

Date: 05/06/2022

The Upper is still rising slightly and is now flowing at 941 at Cameron, this is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year. These flows are much...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/4/2022

Date: 05/04/2022

The Upper has bumped up slightly in flows and is now at 866 cfs at Cameron, this is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year. Floating...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/29/2022

Date: 04/29/2022

The Upper has bumped up slightly in flows and is now at 719 cfs at Kirby, this is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year. Floating...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/24/2022

Date: 04/24/2022

The Upper has bumped up slightly in flows and is now at 631 cfs at Kirby, this is still low compared to what we usually see this time of year...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/17/2022

Date: 04/17/2022

The Upper is around 539cfs at Kirby which is pretty skinny. Floating anywhere below McAtee Bridge you will likely be dragging bottom. Wade fishing is the best option below this...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/11/2022

Date: 04/11/2022

The Upper is flowing around 630 cfs and is too low to float. Wade fishing has been solid and will continue to get better. The next few days will be...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/8/2022

Date: 04/08/2022

The Upper is flowing around 700 cfs and makes for a tricky float. Wade fishing has been solid and will continue to get better. Cold weather is rolling in and...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/2/2022

Date: 04/02/2022

The Upper continues to be flowing too low to comfortably float in a drift boat. Wade fishing will still be a good bet. The weather will be in the mid...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/26/2022

Date: 03/26/2022

The Upper should be starting to get good this week with temps in the 50s and 60s. Winds should be moderate building to about 15 mph everyday in the afternoon/evening...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/22/2022

Date: 03/22/2022

The Upper should be starting to get good this week with temps in the 50s and 60s. Winds should be moderate building to about 15 mph everyday in the afternoon/evening...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/14/2022

Date: 03/14/2022

The Upper has been decent lately, some really good days and some tougher ones. Fish are stacked up in buckets and runs right now so if you find one fish...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/10/2022

Date: 03/10/2022

The weather should get warmer through the weekend making for some pretty good fishing conditions. However, that weather change will bring winds up to 20 mph but nothing that should...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/1/2022

Date: 03/01/2022

The Upper Madison will be a bit windy but definitely a good fishing option this week. As long as the wind doesn't blow midges off the dry fly opportunity could be worth...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/27/2022

Date: 02/27/2022

The Upper Madison has reopened and It is somewhat well rested after we have given it a rest due to the dam malfunction. The weather warms back up significantly early...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/23/2022

Date: 02/23/2022

The Upper Madison has reopened and It is somewhat well rested after we have given it a rest due to the dam malfunction. It will be very cold around the upper...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/19/2022

Date: 02/19/2022

The Upper Madison has reopened and It is somewhat well rested after the mandatory shutdown as well as locals giving it an extended rest. During the week it will be...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/10/2022

Date: 02/10/2022

The Upper Madison has reopened to fishing but we advise anglers to stay off the river to let the fish rebound from the Hebgen Dam malfunction. If you do head...

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/1/2022

Date: 02/01/2022

The Upper Madison has reopened to fishing but we advise anglers to stay off the river to let the fish rebound from the Hebgen Dam malfunction. If you do head...

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