Upper Madison Fishing Report for July 30, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2020

Date: 07/30/2020

Current Conditions

The upper has fished a bit slower the last few days. Fish are starting to look up for hoppers but the bite is not quite there yet. Ants and beetles are also working to some extent. The tan Blade Runner hopper and the purple Morrish hopper have been our favorites. Nymphing has been good with PMDs and caddis imitations and even better with Euro nymphs. Streamer fishing has decent to okay with white or olive patterns, certainly better fishing methods to be used right now. The fish in the upper are spread all around right now so don't get stuck fishing just the banks.

COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 31, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Purchase fishing licenses online at fwp.mt.gov (we are now selling licenses as well, but ask that you try online first)
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

  • Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
  • Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone fro curbside service.
  • Book a time for private shopping.
  • Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout in the Discount Code field)

Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies in our online store for both shipping and curbside pickup. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the upper Madison River before you head out and we'll have them ready for you to pick up!

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

1340 CFS
On 2020-7-30

Streamflow

Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2020 Streamflow

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Upper Madison Overview

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."

Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

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

Upper Madison Access Map