The upper Madison is still fishing well. Larger trout are starting to eat once again. Still a few hopper days left to be had with how warm temps have been. Hopper dropper rigs will still play a role for the next week. Nymphing has remained quite effective. Run a sculpin or a coffee rubberleg with a perdigon style nymph or a $3 dip behind. Other good flies include, Green Machines, Micro Mays, & San Juan worms. For streamers, fish black or olive patterns. Work any structure in the river, rocks, logs, shelves, tail outs, and buckets.
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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!
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."
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