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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022

Date: 06/22/2022

Current Conditions

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 flows. 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 dirty water and the upper stretch will clear up considerably but will not run clear in the foreseeable future. The West Fork is still dumping in about 1,000cfs and plenty of color. Focus your fishing attention on the sections above the west fork. Fishing can still be good in the dirty water. Throw on zirdles, rubberlegs, and worms for desired results. Streamers will also work as well. Black and sparkly streamers will be a good bet. Dry fly action will be intermittent but keep an eye out for rising fish.  Salmonflies are only a week away, give or take. The warmer weather will trigger their emergence. Gear up for the hatch and browse our great selection of salmonfly patterns. 

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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.

Flows

2580 CFS
On 2022-6-22

Streamflow

Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2022 Streamflow

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Half-Day Guided Trip

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.

  • Half-Day Trips Are 3-4 Hours in Duration
  • 1-2 Anglers Maximum Per Guide/Boat
  • Half-Day Float Trips On The Lower Madison River Only
  • Ideal For Families With Small Children (6+ Years Old)
  • Fishing Licenses,Lunches and Gratuities Are Not Included
  • Tackle and Drinks are Included
  • Waders and Boots are available during inclement weather
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Special Rates

We offer a variety of special rates in addition to our standard full and half-day guided fly fishing options in Bozeman, Montana. These special itineraries are designed for anglers with intermediate to advanced fly fishing skills that are looking to focus their vacation on fly fishing the waters of Southwest Montana.

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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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