Upper Madison Fishing Report for January 10, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Upper Madison Fishing Report 1/10/2021

Date: 01/10/2021

Current Conditions

The upper Madison will be one of the better options when it's really chilly. The $3 area is the best when the rest of the upper has slush and ice congregating. Midges have been around in decent numbers and bringing trout to the surface when conditions are calm and overcast.  Nymphing has been the best using a variety of midge imitations, worms, rubber legs, & smaller mayfly patterns. Some of our favorites include $3 Dips, Speckled Stones, Spanish Bullets, Pheasant Tails, & Tube midges. Fish the slower moving buckets where the fish will stack up until the water temps warm again.

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COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – Nov. 14, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.
  • In-store license sales are temporarily suspended (buy online at fwp.mt.gov)
  • Order online (select pickup at checkout) or over the phone for Curbside Service
  • Private shopping is available in 30 minute time-slots, book online for free.

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Upper Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

Special Rates

Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.

  • Typical Start Time Between 5-6 AM
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Float Trip Option Only
  • Trip Ends Between Noon and 2 PM
  • Available July 15 - August 31
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Full-Day Guided Trip

Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.

  • Typical Full Day Trips Are 6-8 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Full Day Trips Are Generally Float Trips
  • Full Day Trips Available on Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, and Jefferson rivers
  • Drive Time Is Typically 30-60 Minutes Each Way
  • Fishing Licenses and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • We are requiring that guests drive in separate vehicles to and from the river at this time.
  • Limited Availability from Nov. 1 - March 15 ; e-mail us for availability
  • COVID-19 Operation Plan
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Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Upper Madison River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

For Shuttles on the Upper Madison Contact:

Rocket Shuttles: (406) 581-4626 or (406) 764-9886
Dorothy's Shuttle Service: (406) 682-4886
Driftaway Shuttles: (406) 682-3088

The upper Madison River is perhaps the most famous and highly regarded wild trout stream in the Western US. The river is formed in Yellowstone National Park at the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole rivers, just outside of West Yellowstone, Montana. As the upper Madison River leaves Yellowstone National Park, it flows into Hebgen Lake and then works its way north through the Hebgen Dam and then Quake Lake. The stretch of river between Quake Lake and Ennis, Montana is known as the “50 Mile Riffle” and is typically the portion of the Madison River that people refer to as the "Upper Madison."

Flows

935 CFS
On 2021-1-10

Streamflow

Upper Madison Fishing Report 1/10/2021 Streamflow

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