Upper Madison Fishing Report for February 22, 2021 - Fins & Feathers
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Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/22/2021

Date: 02/22/2021

Current Conditions

The upper Madison is one of the better options around Bozeman. It will be pretty windy up there today and tomorrow and pretty cold again starting tomorrow. The Raynolds pass area is still the most consistent fly fishing option. If you do go out wait until the afternoon to find the best fishing. Nymphing will be the best option. Some of our favorite flies for the upper include Pat's Rubberlegs, $3 Dips, Pheasant Tails, San Juan worms, Green Machines, Prince Nymphs, and Zonkers. Keep an eye out for fish rising to midges in slow moving water. Watch out for chunks of ice floating down the river.

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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.

Feb. 24 - 2021

  • Face coverings are mandatory (Gallatin County Health Dept. Mandate)
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the store
  • In-store license sales will be available 3/1/21 (buy online at fwp.mt.gov in the meantime)
  • Private shopping is available in 30-minute time-slots, book online for free.
Covid-19 Plan

Flows

988 CFS
On 2021-2-22

Streamflow

Upper Madison Fishing Report 2/22/2021 Streamflow

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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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Montana Fly Fishing Packages

Fins & Feathers of Bozeman’s Montana fly fishing packages offer convenience and value by bundling our guided services together with several lodging options in Bozeman. Check out the example pricing based on double occupancy in the rooms and with a guide.Call our Bozeman fly shop at 877-790-5303 or contact us to make a reservation and confirm availability.

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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."

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