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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/15/2018

Aug, 15 2018

It’s mid-August and no “Hoot Owl” on the lower Madison. All thanks to a slightly above normal snowpack and a normal runoff. Fishing has been good. Dry fly with hoppers and beetles has been the best. Nymphing is also good but the weeds are pretty bad right now, so be…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/14/2018

Aug, 14 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning in Bear Trap Canyon when water temperatures are at their lowest. The fish will be more…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/12/2018

Aug, 12 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning in Bear Trap Canyon when water temperatures are at their lowest. The fish will be more…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/9/2018

Aug, 09 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/6/2018

Aug, 06 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/2/2018

Aug, 02 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/31/2018

Jul, 31 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/27/2018

Jul, 27 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/23/2018

Jul, 23 2018

The Lower Madison is not the best option right now. The water has remained warm, at or above 70-degrees for some time now. This stresses the fish, increases weed growth and attracts recreational floaters. If you fish here, try the early morning when water temperatures are at their lowest. Sculpin…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/20/2018

Jul, 20 2018

There are better options than the Lower Madison right now as water temperatures have peaked at above 70-degrees for a week. The flows have been up and down, ranging from 1600 to nearly 3000 cfs some days. The warm water makes fishing tough -- dawn might be your best bet…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/17/2018

Jul, 17 2018

The Lower Madison is starting to slow down a little. The water temps are beginning to get warm, the weeds are starting to get bad and by mid afternoon the tubers take over. Even with this, we have heard some excellent reports. Crawdads and flashy nymphs like Lightning bugs are…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/13/2018

Jul, 13 2018

The Lower Madison is starting to slow down a little. The water temps are beginning to get warm, the weeds are starting to get bad and by mid afternoon the tubers take over. Crawdads and flashy nymphs like Lightning bugs are good to start the day, some folks are starting…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/11/2018

Jul, 11 2018

The Lower Madison is starting to slow down a little. The water temps are beginning to get warm, the weeds are starting to get bad and by mid afternoon the tubers take over. Crawdads and flashy nymphs like Lightning bugs are good to start the day, some folks are starting…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/7/2018

Jul, 07 2018

The Lower Madison has continued to fish well with nymphs, dry flies and small streamers. PMDs and Yellow Sallies have been out during the day, with caddis and a few lingering Brown Drakes being the bugs du jour in the evening. Fish have also been rising to Chubby Chernobyls, which…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/4/2018

Jul, 04 2018

Flows this morning are sitting at 2,220 cfs. Overcast skies and a setting sun have brought fish to the surface, where they have been eating a variety of insects. Trout seem to be keying in on Yellow Sally stoneflies during the day both the nymphs and dry flies, this is…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/2/2018

Jul, 02 2018

Fishing has been back and forth on the Lower Madison the last few days. Flows this morning are sitting at 1,850 cfs. Overcast skies and a setting sun have brought fish to the surface, where they have been eating a variety of insects. Trout seem to be keying in on…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/28/2018

Jun, 28 2018

Fishing has been back and forth on the Lower Madison the last few days. Flows this morning are sitting at 2,730 cfs. Overcast skies and a setting sun have brought fish to the surface, where they have been eating a variety of insects. Trout seem to be keying in on…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/25/2018

Jun, 25 2018

Fishing has remained consistent on the Lower Madison, even with the ranging water flows. It's now down to 3,630 cfs and fish are still sitting near the banks. Weather looks to be great through wednesday with highs around 80 degrees and partly cloudy. Overcast skies and a setting sun have…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2018

Jun, 22 2018

Fishing has remained consistent on the Lower Madison, even with the ranging water flows and inclement weather. It's still above 4,000 cfs, which has pushed the fish back toward the banks.  Overcast skies and a setting sun have brought fish to the surface, where they have been eating a variety…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/20/2018

Jun, 20 2018

Fishing on the Lower Madison has been back and forth the last couple of days. They have been bringing up the flows for the last 6 days now.  Flows are now at 4,070 cfs and the water color is a little off.  It looks like the weather is finally going…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/18/2018

Jun, 18 2018

Fishing on the Lower Madison was decent at best yesterday afternoon.  Flows are now at 2,830 cfs and water clarity looks really nice. Expect more rain and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. The weed beds are becoming more exposed and are holding a lot of fish right now. As the flows…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/17/2018

Jun, 17 2018

Fishing on the Lower Madison has been pretty darn good and should get even better in the upcoming days. Flows are now at 2,790 cfs and water clarity looks really nice. Expect more rain and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. The weed beds are becoming more exposed and are holding a…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/13/2018

Jun, 13 2018

Fishing on the Lower Madison has been pretty darn good and should get even better in the upcoming days. The weed beds are becoming more exposed and are holding a lot of fish right now. As the flows drop, more fish will start to move away from the banks mid…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/11/2018

Jun, 11 2018

Fishing on the Lower Madison continues to improve as the water level drops and visibility increases. Underwater weed beds are now visible! As of Monday morning flows are down to 3,500 cfs. This is still high, but much lower than we've seen in weeks. Fish are still concentrated along the…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/9/2018

Jun, 09 2018

The Lower Madison is on the drop and fishing well! Flows today at 11am are at 3,930 cfs, which is the first time they have dropped below 4k cfs for the last couple of weeks. Reports have been good and the fish have been happy. Rods have been bent throughout…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/7/2018

Jun, 05 2018

Fishing on the lower has improved a lot over the last couple of days. A combination of lower and stable flows, cooler nights and better water clarity has the fish feeding hard. Nymphing is the best option right now. Rigs with larger sculpins, bugger and crayfish with caddis emergers, mayfly…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/5/2018

Jun, 05 2018

The Lower Madison dropped a bit again two days ago and has now been steady at 4,700cfs for over 24 hrs.  Dispite low visibility, the river fished well yesterday. The best bug yesterday for my boat was a soft hackle Pheasant Tail.  Other flies that did the trick were worms,…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/3/2018

Jun, 03 2018

The Lower Madison dropped a bit again yesterday and last night and is now flowing at 5,190 cfs. Reports have remained pretty positive considering the conditions of late. I think other than certain spots though, a boat is probably a better option than not. Crawdads and Worms seemed to be…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/30/2018

May, 30 2018

The Lower Madison dropped a tiny bit again yesterday. The flow coming out of Ennis Lake is now under 6000cfs. Reports have remained pretty positive considering the conditions of late. I think other than certain spots though, a boat is probably a better option than not. Crawdads and Worms seemed…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/29/2018

May, 29 2018

The Lower Madison dropped a tiny bit yesterday and reports were pretty good. I think other than certain spots a boat is probably a better option than not. Crawdads and Worms seemed to be the best combination, although Sculpins fished slow caught fish as well as some attractor nymphs like…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/28/2018

May, 28 2018

The Lower Madison is up a little from yesterday. The flowes are now up to 6500cfs. The good news is that it shouldn't get too much worse. Floating will probably be the best option for a little while but either way black Sculpins and red San Juan Worms might work…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/27/2018

May, 27 2018

The Lower Madison is getting tougher by the day. Flows came up agin this morning and are now at 5,710cfs. Apparently visibility went down from yesterday.  Northwestern Energy is currently flushing the river to remove sediment build up. This is going to start at Hebgen Dam but the more water…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/25/2018

May, 25 2018

The lower continues to offer the best moving water option - for the moment. Things are going to change heading into the weekend though. Northwestern Energy is preparing to “flush” the river to remove sediment build ups. This is going to start at Hebgen Dam but the more water they…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/23/2018

May, 23 2018

The lower continues to offer the best moving water option - for the moment. Thing are going to change heading into the weekend though. Northwestern Energy is preparing to “flush” the river to remove sediment build ups. This is going to start at Hebgen Dam but the more water they…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/22/2018

May, 22 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been decent the last couple of days.  However, the flows were spiked again this morning by another 380 cfs. We havent seen the water color since the rise but one would assume that the fishing would be tough today with flows around the 4,380…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/19/2018

May, 19 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been decent the last couple of days.  However, the flows were spiked again this morning by another 300cfs. We havent seen the water color since the rise but one would assume that the fishing would be tough today with flows around the 4,000cfs mark.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/16/2018

May, 16 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been decent the last couple of days.  The river is green and high but producing fish. Target the banks and the holding water with crayfish, buggers, zonkers, worms and or caddis nymphs and you will find some fish. Folks are still finding dry fly…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/13/2018

May, 13 2018

Color has started pushing through Ennis Lake and clarity has begun to suffer on the lower Madison. It’s not unfishable, but the fishing has been much tougher due to the plummeting water temps. The water temp shock coupled with the cloudy water means that fish are holding tight to the…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/12/2018

May, 12 2018

The Lower Madison is the best choice as far as rivers go right now. The colder temps have slowed down the Caddis a little but the BWO's and March Browns are still very active. Dry Fly fishing has been productive with Baetis emergers and adults, as well as March Brown…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/9/2018

May, 09 2018

The lower Madison Jumped again yestereday afternoon. Flows are currently at 4070 cfs.  The fishing is going to be tough at these flows. This is as high as its been yet this season so the water is brown from all the dirt being washed away on the banks. We would…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/8/2018

May, 08 2018

The lower Madison was a little slower when the flows jumped. The fishing should get better now that the flows are steady at 3,350 CFS today. Water color is a bit brown and not much visibility but still very fishable unless you are directly below cherry creek where the majority…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/6/2018

May, 06 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing on and off depending on who you talk to.  Flows are at 2,490 CFS today. Water color is green but still very fishable unless you are directly below cherry creek where the mud is.  Mothers Day caddis hatch is now in full swing. Last…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 5/4/2018

May, 04 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing well. Flows are at 2,450 CFS today. Water color is green but still very fishable. Weather looks great for the next 7 days with highs in the 70's. Cherry Creek is dumping in some brown water but nothing crazy yet. Mothers Day caddis hatch…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/29/2018

Apr, 29 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing well. Flows are at 2,250 CFS today. Water color is green but still very fishable.  Cherry Creek is dumping in some brown water but nothing crazy yet. Mothers Day caddis hatch is just now turning on. Be ready with some of your favorite caddis…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/26/2018

Apr, 26 2018

The Lower Madison has been fishing well. Flows are at 2200CFS today. Water color is green but still very fishable.  Cherry Creek is dumping in some brown water but nothing crazy yet.  Any day now the Mothers Day Caddis hatch should start. Be ready for that with some of your…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/23/2018

Apr, 23 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing well. The weather will improve after the rain and snow mix we had last night and today and temps will get up to be 70 degrees on friday. Flows have spiked from around 2,100 to 2,300 cfs today with the precipitation and last few…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/21/2018

Apr, 21 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing well. The weather looks very nice today with some wind and nice weather until monday where we can expect rain and snow mix.  Flows have spiked from around 1700 to 1930 today. On cloudy days we have seen a good amount of Baetis hatching…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/16/2018

Apr, 16 2018

The lower Madison has been fishing well. The weather looks very nice today leading into rain and snow tonight and tomorrow but great weather for the rest of the week.  Flows have fallen a bit to 1750 cfs and the air and water temps have risen so be prepared for…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/12/2018

Apr, 12 2018

Reports from the lower Madison have been mixed the last few days. Flows have risen a bit to 1900 cfs and the air temps have risen, so be prepared for a good amount of precipitation today and tomorrow accumulating to 3-8 inches of snow. On cloudy days we have heard…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/8/2018

Apr, 08 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been mixed the last few days. Flows have steadied at 1800 cfs and the weather has improved significantly and looks like high temperatures will be right around 50 degrees for the next few days. These factors could mean hungry fish and hatching aquatic insects.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 4/6/2018

Apr, 06 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been good the last few days. Flows have gone up a bit to around 1700 cfs. If you are out today you are a true fly fisher. The high will only reach 34 degress today with a lot of snow and wind. Conditions look…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/27/2018

Mar, 27 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have been decent the last few days. Flows have been getting changed back and forth which is making the fishing a little difficult. Depending on the day or the area, the fish can be looking for one or two combos including a Crawdad, San Juan…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/24/2018

Mar, 24 2018

Reports from the Lower Madison have remained mixed the last few days. Flows have increased up to 2140CFS today.  Depending on the day or the area, the fish can be looking for one or two combos including a Crawdad, San Juan Worm, Ray Charles or other Scud/ Sow imitation, Midge…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/17/2018

Mar, 17 2018

Reports have been a little mixed the last few days. It sounds like if you find the program the fish are looking for you can be alright. Depending on the day or the area, the fish can be looking for one or two combos including a Crawdad, San Juan Worm,…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/13/2018

Mar, 13 2018

The Lower Madison has been tough for the last two days.  This high pressure and high sun has made things difficult accross the board. Your best bet would be a nymph rig with a pink scud followed by a midge.  Combinations including a Crawdad, San Juan Worm or a small…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 3/05/2018

Mar, 05 2018

The Lower Madison is thawed out and clear of ice now. Hopefully we have seen the last of the super cold for the season. Fishing has been very good the last few days and should continue to improve over the next several days as it warms up. Several programs have…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/26/2018

Feb, 26 2018

Its thawed out enough for decent fishing. The lower river below Blacks Ford has been tough, and the best reports have been coming in from the beartrap canyon down to Cherry Creek. Nymphig is best with the usual scud and sowbug patterns, san juan worms, crayfish and midges.

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/20/2018

Feb, 20 2018

This week is going to be on the cold side for the most part. After these last couple of sub zero nights and a couple more to come, the Lower is a little too slushy and icy right now. Just below Ennis dam will be the first fishable spot. Stick…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/19/2018

Feb, 19 2018

The Lower Madison is currently full of slush and ice. Fishing below Ennis Dam will be the best spot to find open water. There won't be much for dry fly fishing until it warms up again, so stick to nymphing with the usual winter patterns. Run your nymph rigs in…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 2/12/2018

Feb, 12 2018

The recent cold snap has put a slight damper on the fishing. There had been many fish on the flats and tailouts gobbling midges, but the cold has slowed the hatch activity and fish have responded to the cold by retreating back to the buckets. We haven’t had any reports…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/31/2018

Jan, 31 2018

The Lower Madison has continued to fish well. The wind has been the only obstacle lately. Good mid day Midge hatches have given folks a chance at some decent dry fly fishing lately. The fish are eating Clusters as well as Single Adults and Emergers. Nymphing has been consistent with…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/25/2018

Jan, 25 2018

It was a little windy on the lower yesterday but the temps were ok. The biggest improvements we've seen the last several days has been in the Dry Fly fishing. Fish have been rising most afternoons from Black's Ford to Bear Trap. Some days every place you stop will have…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/23/2018

Jan, 23 2018

Afternoon fishing has been good this last week. We've had reports of excellent dry fly fishing with midges on cloudy afternoons. Nymphing has been steady with worms, crayfish and midges. As usual the warmest part of day is best at this time of year.

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/12/2018

Jan, 12 2018

Finally getting some good reports coming in from the lower the last few days with some milder temperatures. The fishing up in Beartrap has been solid on nymphs, especially below the dam. Mostly fishing the deeper runs with general patterns like Prince Nymphs variations followed by a midge pupa pattern.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/6/2018

Jan, 06 2018

Reports from today have been pretty good on the Lower. It sounds like the slush finally cleared out, at least upstream of Blacks Ford. The fish wanted the usual Winter fare today. Pink or Gray Scuds or Sow Bugs and Midge Pupas. Apparently tangerine Eggs had their moments below the…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 1/2/2018

Jan, 02 2018

The Lower Madison should be very fishable later this week. With warmer temps coming, the slush and ice should clear up nicely. The water around Beartrap will usually be the first to clear up. Pink, Rainbow and Grey Scuds / Sow Bugs paired with a Red or Black Midge Pupa…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/29/2017

Dec, 29 2017

Below Ennis Dam is about the only place to fish on the Lower Madison now. Pink sowbug-scud patterns, midge pupas and possibly some midge dries are the usual go to flies up there. We've been hearing good things about Pink Worms and Crawdads lately.

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/27/2017

Dec, 27 2017

Below Ennis dam is the only place to fish on the Lower Madion now. Pink sowbug-scud patterns, midge pupa and possibly midge dries are the usual go to flies up there. Use a worm or crayfish for a lead fly when nymphing.

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/20/2017

Dec, 20 2017

With a week or so of bitter cold coming our way, the Lower Madison probably won't be an option for a week or so. We are looking at temps dropping in to the negatives to low teens. Even if it gets into the teens the river will probably remain slushy.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/17/2017

Dec, 17 2017

Afternoon fishing has been good this past week with the usual winter nymphing program. Crayfish, san juan worms, midge pupa fished down deep in the slower buckets have been best. It's going to be warm the next couple of days, but high winds are in the forecast. Bitter cold weather…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/10/2017

Dec, 10 2017

The Lower Madison has been a little slushy in the mornings but should clear up by late morning or so. There have been a few reports of scattered pods of fish eating Midges off the surface but it's a Nymph game for the most part. The mid winter patterns seem…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 12/01/2017

Dec, 01 2017

Reports have been a little tougher since it got cold this week. Midges have been coming off in good numbers, so there is always a chance at some dry fly fishing if the weather cooperates. The usual winter nymphs program is going to be best. Nymphing is best with crayfish,…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/15/2017

Nov, 15 2017

Fishing on the Lower Madison has been decent the last couple of days when the wind isnt blowing.  Fish are stacked up in the slower, deeper holes, and nymphing is going to be the name of the game. Make sure to set the hook on any bump of the strike…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/09/2017

Nov, 09 2017

Fishing was pretty good yesterday now that fish seem to be adjusted to cold water. Fish are stacked up in the slower, deeper holes, and nymphing is going to be the name of the game. Make sure to set the hook on any bump of the strike indicator, as hits…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/02/2017

Nov, 02 2017

Water temps are getting cold which has made the fishing a bit slow the last couple of days. Fish will adjust to the colder water and winter fishing tactics will be the game. Nymphing with the usual crayfish, worms, small baetis or midge nymphs has been best. Winter patterns like…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 11/01/2017

Nov, 01 2017

Water temps are getting cold which has made the fishing a bit slow the last couple of days. Fish will adjust to the colder water and winter fishing tactics will be the game. Nymphing with the usual crayfish, worms, small baetis or midge nymphs has been best. There have still…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/25/2017

Oct, 25 2017

Another windy day today for the Lower Madison. Im sure the fishing would be tough out there this afternoon unless the winds take the evening off.  The best reports have still been from the dry guys. Streamer fishing and nymphing has been tough.  The bugs havent changed much, a small…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/21/2017

Oct, 21 2017

The fishing has remained tough on the Lower the last few days especially with so much wind. The best reports have been from the dry guys. Streamer fishing and nymphing has been tough.  The bugs havent changed much, a small Micro Mayfly and a Juju Baetis have been working as…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2017

Oct, 15 2017

The fishing has been hit or miss on the Lower Madison the last few days. The bugs havent changed much, a small Micro Mayfly and a Juju Baetis have been working as a trailer behind either a Crayfish, sculpin or a worm. Don't hesitate to try an egg either.  The…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/09/2017

Oct, 09 2017

The fishing has been good on the Lower the last few days.  Small Micro Mayflies and Ju Ju Baetis have been working well as a trailer behind either a Crayfish, sculpin or a worm. Don't hesitate to try an egg either.  The Baetis hatches have been getting a lot of…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/06/2017

Oct, 06 2017

The fishing has stayed good on the "Lower". Crawdads still have a place but small Sculpins and San Juan Worms have been a little more consistent. Small Micro Mayflies and Ju Ju Baetis have been working well as a trailer. The Baetis hatches have been getting a lot of trout…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 10/04/2017

Oct, 04 2017

The fishing on the Lower Madison has continued to be good the past few days. The best time of the day will be when the temps are at there highest for the day (mid afternoon).  Baetis hatches are going now when the cloud cover is present. The Crayfish, worms and…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/27/2017

Sep, 27 2017

The fishing on the Lower Madison has been great the last few days. Baetis hatches are going now when the cloud cover is present. The Crayfish, worms and sculpins trailed with small bwo type nymphs like micro mays, pheasant tails and baetis nymphs will take most fish. Weeds are breaking…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/23/2017

Sep, 23 2017

The fishing on the Lower Madison has been decent the last couple of days. Baetis hatches should get going now as the terrestrial fishing starts to slow. The Crayfish, worms and sculpins trailed with small bwo type nymphs like micro mays, pheasant tails and baetis nymphs will take most fish.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/15/2017

Sep, 15 2017

Update: The Lower Madison has been removed from Hoot Owl closure.

Baetis hatches should get going now as the terrestrial fishing starts to slow. The Crayfish, worms and sculpins trailed with small bwo type nymphs like micro mays, pheasant tails and baetis nymphs will take most fish. Weeds are breaking…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/11/2017

Sep, 11 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The fishing on the "Lower" has been on or off the last few days.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/6/2017

Sep, 06 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The fishing on the "Lower" has continued to improve lately. There has still been…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 9/04/2017

Sep, 04 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The Lower Madison has been fishing well when you can stay out of the…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/31/2017

Aug, 31 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The water temps have started to cool off a little the last several days.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/27/2017

Aug, 27 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The water temps have started to cool off a little the last several days.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/21/2017

Aug, 21 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The water temps have started to cool off a little the last several days.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/14/2017

Aug, 14 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The water temperatures have started to look a little better over this past week. …

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 8/7/2017

Aug, 07 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The river is being pulsed out of Ennis Dam to keep water temps down.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/26/2017

Jul, 26 2017

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The river is being pulsed out of Ennis Dam to keep water temps down.…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/18/2017

Jul, 18 2017

Update: The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to the headwaters has been placed on Hoot Owl Closure due to warm afternoon water temperatures. This means that the river is closed to fishing between 2:00 pm and midnight.

The river is being pulsed out of Ennis Dam to keep water temps…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/9/2017

Jul, 09 2017

We are approaching the last couple of days on the "Lower". The water temps didn't drop below 70 yesterday and it doesn't look like there is much of a chance to see a drop in the next several days. If you are dead set on fishing the "Lower" please keep…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/06/2017

Jul, 06 2017

We are approaching the last couple of days on the "Lower". The water temps didn't drop below 70 yesterday and it doesn't look like there is much of a chance to see a drop in the next several days. If you are dead set on fishing the "Lower" please keep…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/05/2017

Jul, 05 2017

The fishing on the "Lower" has been steady the last couple of days. This morning they bumped up the flows to 2450cfs. The weeds are starting to get pretty thick below Grey Cliff and even up a few miles. If you head that way this week remember that the river…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 7/02/2017

Jul, 02 2017

The fishing on the "Lower" has been decent the last few days. Flows are currently at 2200cfs. The weeds are starting to get pretty thick below Grey Cliff and even up a few miles. If you head that way this weekend remember that it is the weekend of the 4th…

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Lower Madison Fishing Report 6/27/2017

Jun, 27 2017

The fishing on the "Lower" has been a little tougher than last week. Flows are currently at 2430cfs.  There has been some decent dry fly action in the early morning and right before dark with caddis. The Brown Drake hatch was one for the books this year but is coming…

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