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 through town so if you do head over there be prepared to drag a bit. Fishing has been pretty solid with nymphs in the right areas. Pat's Rubberlegs, San Juan worms, Lightning Bugs, Zebra Midges, Baetis, and Perdigons are working well. There have been a good number of BWO's hatching when the conditions are right and if you find the right spots, you should find fish rising. Streamer fishing could be good these next couple days as it warms up but try smaller patterns and slower strips today, the water temps dropped quite a bit and I would imagine the fish are moving slowly today.
Looking for a quick introduction to fly fishing or only have a few hours to get out on the water with one of our fly fishing guides? A half-day float on the lower Madison is likely to be the perfect choice.
Full day guided fly-fishing float 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.
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."