Upper Madison
Upper Madison

Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/13/2018

Dec, 13 2018

The upper stretches have been best now that ice and slushy conditions are developing lower down towards Ennis. Sub-surface fishing with nymph patterns like midges and small dips fished in slower water have been best. A few adult midges have been hatching in the early afternoon with a few fish…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/11/2018

Dec, 11 2018

The upper stretches have been best now that ice and slushy conditions are developing lower down towards Ennis. Sub-surface fishing with nymph patterns like midges and small dips fished in slower water have been best. A few adult midges have been hatching in the early afternoon with a few fish…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/8/2018

Dec, 08 2018

The upper stretches have been best now that ice and slushy conditions are developing lower down towards Ennis. Sub-surface fishing with nymph patterns like midges and small dips fished in slower water have been best. A few adult midges have been hatching in the early afternoon with a few fish…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/6/2018

Dec, 06 2018

The upper stretches have been best now that ice and slushy conditions are developing lower down towards Ennis. Sub-surface fishing with nymph patterns like midges and small dips fished in slower water have been best. A few adult midges have been hatching in the early afternoon with a few fish…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/5/2018

Dec, 05 2018

The upper stretches have been best now that ice and slushy conditions are developing lower down towards Ennis. Sub-surface fishing with nymph patterns like midges and small dips fished in slower water have been best. A few adult midges have been hatching in the early afternoon with a few fish…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/4/2018

Dec, 04 2018

The upper Madison is fishing pretty well for winter fishing. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 12/2/2018

Dec, 02 2018

The upper Madison is fishing pretty well for winter fishing. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/30/2018

Nov, 30 2018

The upper Madison is fishing pretty well for winter fishing. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/28/2018

Nov, 28 2018

The upper Madison is fishing pretty well for winter fishing. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/26/2018

Nov, 26 2018

The upper Madison is fishing pretty well for winter fishing. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/23/2018

Nov, 23 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/19/2018

Nov, 19 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/16/2018

Nov, 16 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective along with midge or caddis pupa. A Pat's Rubberlegs followed by…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/14/2018

Nov, 14 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. BWO activity will be minimal after this cold stint. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/12/2018

Nov, 12 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. BWO activity will be minimal after this cold stint. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/10/2018

Nov, 10 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. BWO activity will be minimal after this cold stint. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/8/2018

Nov, 08 2018

The upper Madison is starting to slow down. BWO activity will be minimal after this cold stint. You may see fish up but they will likely be after midges. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked for fish these rising fish. Mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs will be quite effective…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/5/2018

Nov, 05 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. BWO hatches will slowly phase into…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/3/2018

Nov, 03 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. BWO hatches will slowly phase into…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 11/1/2018

Nov, 01 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/30/2018

Oct, 30 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/28/2018

Oct, 28 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/25/2018

Oct, 25 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/22/2018

Oct, 22 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in the afternoons. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/20/2018

Oct, 20 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/17/2018

Oct, 17 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/15/2018

Oct, 15 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/12/2018

Oct, 12 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/9/2018

Oct, 09 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. Cluster midges and griffiths gnats have worked…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/7/2018

Oct, 07 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Flows have dropped back down after the increase a few days ago. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/5/2018

Oct, 05 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing well. Flows were increased yesterday but are already on the drop. This may slow the fishing down until the flows decrease a bit further. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 10/2/2018

Oct, 02 2018

The upper Madison is still fishing really well. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. BWO nymphs and emergers are quite…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/29/2018

Sep, 29 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,020 cfs. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bugs more specifically we have had luck using something of the crippled variety, like a BWO Sprout or BWO Comparadun. BWO nymphs and emergers are…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/27/2018

Sep, 27 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,020 cfs. High temperatures today will be warmer than the coming days as the high temps dip down to around 50 degrees. Small attractor mayflies have been good as BWOs are coming off in larger numbers. To match these bigs more specifically we…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/23/2018

Sep, 23 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,010 cfs. High temperatures today will be cooler and expect some evening rain. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a Stimulator is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. BWOs are getting to be quite active so be…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/20/2018

Sep, 20 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,020 cfs. High temperatures today will be cooler but back up in the 70's the next two days. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a Stimulator is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. BWOs are getting to…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/16/2018

Sep, 16 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,040 cfs. High temperatures will in the mid 70's the next few days and sunny but much cooler and rainy on Wednesday. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a Stimulator is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/13/2018

Sep, 13 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,110 cfs. High temperatures will be around 70 degrees the next few days with some partly cloudy conditions. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a Stimulator is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. Some BWOs are starting…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/9/2018

Sep, 09 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,110 cfs. High temperatures will be around 70 degrees the next few days starting Tuesday with some partly cloudy conditions. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a Stimulator is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. Some BWOs…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/7/2018

Sep, 07 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,150 cfs. High temperatures will be in the mid 80's the next few days but expect some partly cloudy conditions. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a hopper is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. Some BWOs…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 9/4/2018

Sep, 04 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,180cfs. Get ready for a little bit warmer week this week with high temperatures reaching up around 85 degrees thursday and friday. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a hopper is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. Some…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/30/2018

Aug, 30 2018

The upper is flowing very steady around 1,210cfs. Expect some showers tonight and again overall cool weather tomorrow and still nothing above 80 degrees the next 7 days. Trying a flying ant pattern off the back of a hopper is a great way to go, especially in the afternoons. Some…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/28/2018

Aug, 28 2018

There's a buzz around the Madison River. It seems to be coming from two sources. The first is the herds of grasshoppers lining the riverbanks. The other is the angling community boasting about how great the hopper fishing has been. Yellow, pink, tan -- all the patterns seem to be…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/26/2018

Aug, 26 2018

There's a buzz around the Madison River. It seems to be coming from two sources. The first is the herds of grasshoppers lining the riverbanks. The other is the angling community boasting about how great the hopper fishing has been. Yellow, pink, tan -- all the patterns seem to be…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/23/2018

Aug, 23 2018

The Monument and Wigwam fires in the Gravelly Range have been pumping a lot of smoke into the valley. Warm days this smoke has been mostly lifting when things warm up.

The "Upper" has continued to fish well. The smoke hasn't been too bad lately from…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/20/2018

Aug, 20 2018

The Monument and Wigwam fires in the Gravelly Range have been pumping a lot of smoke into the valley. Warm days this smoke has been mostly lifting when things warm up.

The upper Madison is fishing well deep into summer. The cold water coming out of…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/18/2018

Aug, 18 2018

The Monument and Wigwam fires in the Gravelly Range have been pumping a lot of smoke into the valley. Warm days this smoke has been mostly lifting when things warm up.

The upper Madison is fishing well deep into summer. The cold water coming out of…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/15/2018

Aug, 15 2018

The Monument and Wigwam fires in the Gravelly Range have been pumping a lot of smoke into the valley. Warm days this smoke has been mostly lifting when things warm up.

The upper Madison is fishing well deep into summer. The cold water coming out of…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/14/2018

Aug, 14 2018

Flows on the upper Madison are at 1,290 cfs and riding real steady. Great for fishing. Weather looks even better. Nice and cool for about a week. Hopper City. Pick your favorite hopper pattern and drag it along the banks. Or fish it in the mid-river riffles, you'll be surprised…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/12/2018

Aug, 12 2018

Hopper City. Pick your favorite hopper pattern and drag it along the banks. Or fish it in the mid-river riffles, you'll be surprised what you'll find. And ants. Flying Ants. Size 14 and 16 in black and cinnamon. Spruce Moths are out, too. They're thickest in the upper portion of…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/9/2018

Aug, 09 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish great. Flows are currently at 1,450 cfs and riding steady. Multiple hatches are occuring throughout the day and terrestrials are falling into the water as well. Try drifting a hopper along the banks or matching the hatches of Mayflies, Caddis or Spruce Moth's. Have some…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/6/2018

Aug, 06 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish great. Flows are currently at 1,450 cfs and riding steady. Multiple hatches are occuring throughout the day and terrestrials are falling into the water as well. Try drifting a hopper along the banks or matching the hatches of Mayflies, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Have some…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 8/2/2018

Aug, 02 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish great. Flows are currently at 1,570 cfs and riding steady. Multiple hatches are occuring throughout the day and terrestrials are falling into the water as well. Try drifting a hopper along the banks or matching the hatches of Mayflies, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Have…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/31/2018

Jul, 31 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish great. Multiple hatches are occuring throughout the day and terrestrials are falling into the water as well. Try drifting a hopper along the banks or matching the hatches of Mayflies, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Have some Rusty Spinners and crippled/ emerger Caddis to feed…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/30/2018

Jul, 30 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish great. Multiple hatches are occuring throughout the day and terrestrials are falling into the water as well. Try drifting a hopper along the banks or matching the hatches of mayflies, caddis and Yellow Sallies. Have some Rusty Spinners and crippled caddis to feed the…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/27/2018

Jul, 27 2018

The Upper Madison continues to see significant hatches and cool water. It seems the repairs to Hebgen Dam were worth it. Fish can be caught on top throughout the day. Pay close attention to mayfly spinner falls, as these are about the easiest surface meal for trout and can be…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/23/2018

Jul, 23 2018

It's a bug factory out there. Caddis, mayflies and stoneflies are all making appearances. If you're looking for numbers, nymph a lightning bug, serendipity or other small attractor pattern. Multiple hatches are occuring at once, so try a few different flies until you f what the fish are keying on.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/20/2018

Jul, 20 2018

The Upper Madison continues to fish well with cold, steady flows coming out of the bottom of Hebgen Dam. Fishing in the mornings and evenings have been most productive, especially for throwing dry flies. Spinner falls have brought fish to the surface in the mornings. Try a Rusty Spinner in…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/17/2018

Jul, 17 2018

The Upper Madison is a great choice right now. The flows have been steady and cold at 1,920 cfs. Weather will be hot and sunny the next few days with some scattered thunderstorms today. Their are plenty of hatches and the fish are happy. Stoneflies are still important in the…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/13/2018

Jul, 13 2018

The Upper Madison is a great choice right now. The flows have been steady and cold at 1,850 cfs. Weather will be hot and sunny the next two days but significantly cooler on sunday. Their are plenty of hatches and the fish are happy. Stoneflies are still important in the…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/11/2018

Jul, 11 2018

The Upper Madison is a great choice right now. The flows have been steady and cold. Their are plenty of hatches and the fish are happy. Stoneflies are still important in the areas around $3 Bridge and Reynold's Pass. PMD's, Caddis, Green Drakes and Yellow Sallies are hatching from Hebgen…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/4/2018

Jul, 04 2018

The flows on the upper Madison are now at 1,960 cfs. The weather in Ennis is very nice for the second half of the week, expect ahigh of 90 degrees by Friday. The salmonfly hatch is starting to subside and we are seeing the majority of the bugs above Varney.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 7/2/2018

Jul, 02 2018

The flows on the upper Madison are now at 1,870 cfs and continually dropping. The weather in Ennis is a bit cooler tomorrow with a high of only 65 and partly cloudy but by Friday expect a high of 90. The salmonfly hatch is starting to accelerate, both upsteam and…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/29/2018

Jun, 29 2018

The salmonfly hatch is starting to accelerate, both upsteam and in numbers. Fish were looking up more for the adults as the week progressed, so have fun chucking the biggest flies in your box. The caddis fishing has been steady in the evenings. If they are not taking the standard…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/25/2018

Jun, 25 2018

Thebugs have been spotted. A few adult salmonflies were flapping around just upstream of Ennis on the Upper Madison Friday. The fishing was good with big Pat's Rubberlegs subsurface. A few fish were looking up for the largest aquatic insect that will hatch in our area this year. This is…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/22/2018

Jun, 22 2018

THE bugs have been spotted. A few adult salmonflies were flapping around just upstream of Ennis on the Upper Madison Friday. The fishing was good with big Pat's Rubberlegs subsurface. A few fish were looking up for the largest aquatic insect that will hatch in our area this year. This…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/20/2018

Jun, 20 2018

The Upper Madison is and has been on the rise for the last five days now. Flows out of the Hebgen Dam have been increased and the rain keeps coming.  The flows are now at 3,580 cfs at Cameron.  Reports have been good from the Slide to the West Fork.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/18/2018

Jun, 18 2018

The Upper Madison is and has been on the rise for the last two days now as a result of all this rain. The flows are now at 2,770 cfs at Cameron.  Reports have been good from the Slide to the West Fork. Fishing on saturday around town was so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/17/2018

Jun, 17 2018

The Upper Madison is clearing up and fishing well. The flows are now at 2,320 cfs at Cameron. Monday and Tuesday look like they will be wet and stormy. Reports have been good from Slide to the West Fork and improving below the West Fork. There have been several species…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/15/2018

Jun, 15 2018

The Upper Madison is clearing up and fishing well. The flows are now at 2,100 cfs. Get ready for a wet and stormy weekend. Reports have been good from Slide to the West Fork and improving below the West Fork. There have been several species of Caddis hatching, some Midges,…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/13/2018

Jun, 13 2018

The Upper Madison is clearing up and fishing well. The flows are now below 1500cfs at Kirby. Reports have been good from Slide to the West Fork and improving below the West Fork. There have been several species of Caddis hatching, some  Midges, and BWO's on the rainy days. PMD's…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/11/2018

Jun, 11 2018

The Upper Madison is starting to shape up. Flows are on the drop and currently sitting at 2,810 cfs at Cameron. The fishing above the West Fork has remained very good. It shouldn't be more than another couple days tell people start looking to the lower sections of the river.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/10/2018

Jun, 10 2018

The Upper Madison is starting to shape up a little bit. Flows are on the drop and currently sitting at 3,360 cfs at Cameron.   The fishing above the West Fork has remained very good. It shouldn't be more than another couple days tell people start looking to the lower…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/6/2018

Jun, 03 2018

The river is starting to clear, especially in the upper strteches above the West Fork. It is still plenty high enough to make for some super-fast drifts and dangerous wading conditions. However, the bite has been improving steadily with various Stonefly nymphs and your standard, easrly season beadheads like Prince's,…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 6/3/2018

Jun, 03 2018

The Upper Madison is flowing at 2,340 cfs out of Hebgen Lake and 4,490cfs at Cameron. Even though there is still some color, the fishing has remained good above the West Fork. The Slide area has been productive with dark colored Buggers and Rubberlegs trailed with a San Juan Worm.…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/30/2018

May, 30 2018

The Upper Madison is flowing at 2500cfs out of Hebgen Lake and 5600 at Cameron. Even though there is still some color, the fishing has remained good above the West Fork. The Slide area has been productive with dark colored Buggers and Rubberlegs trailed with a San Juan Worm. Reynolds…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/28/2018

May, 28 2018

The Upper Madison is flowing at 2500cfs out of Hebgen Lake and 5600 at Cameron. The fishing has remained good above the West Fork. There is definately some color and you don't want to try and cross or anything but it is fishable. Mostly dark colored Buggers, Rubberlegs or small…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/25/2018

May, 25 2018

The West Fork started dumping again last night and should only get worse as warmer temps and fresh rain and wet snow boost flows. Also, Northwester Energy is planning to “flush” the Madison of sediment this week to coincide with peak runoff in the Madison drainage. This means that they…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/23/2018

May, 23 2018

The West Fork started dumping again last night and should only get worse as warmer temps and fresh rain and wet snow boost flows. Also, Northwester Energy is planning to “flush” the Madison of sediment this week to coincide with peak runoff in the Madison drainage. This means that they…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/22/2018

May, 22 2018

The Upper Madison is now flowing at 3,740 cfs and on the rise.  Reports have been that it's border line fishable, which means it could go one way or another in a few hours time.  The mud has pushed through Quake Lake so the water above the West Fork is…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/19/2018

May, 19 2018

The Upper Madison is now flowing at 3,210 cfs and on the rise.  Reports have been that it's border line fishable, which means it could go one way or another in a few hours time.  The mud has pushed through Quake Lake so the water above the West Fork is…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/17/2018

May, 17 2018

The Upper Madison is now flowing at 3,100 cfs and on the rise.  Reports have been that it's border line fishable, which means it could go one way or another in a few hours time.  The mud has pushed through Quake Lake so the water above the West Fork is…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/14/2018

May, 14 2018

The upper Madison is now flowing at 2,590 cfs. This is down a bit, but the river is still high and muddy. With this being said, it looks fishable. The mud has pushed through Quake Lake so the water above the West Fork is now dirty too. People can, and…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/12/2018

May, 12 2018

Reports from the Upper Madison turned to the negative this morning. The mud has pushed through Quake Lake so the water above the West Fork is now dirty too. People can, and will still catch plenty of fish pounding the bank with Black Rubberlegs and Buggers. The river just below…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/9/2018

May, 09 2018

Reports from the Upper Madison continue to be possitive for the most part. The river below the West Fork is getting pretty dirty but above the West Fork still has a day or two left before the mud passes through Quake Lake. Caddis and BWO's seem to be the hatches…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/7/2018

May, 07 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. Eggs and flashy San Juan Worms are a good place to start with fly selection. Stonefly nymphs, Midge pupas and Baetis nymphs are also solid choices if they aren't eating the pink stuff. As…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 5/4/2018

May, 04 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. Try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so we let them get their business done. Eggs and flashy San Juan Worms are a good place to start with fly selection. Stonefly…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/29/2018

Apr, 29 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. Try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so we let them get their business done. Eggs and flashy San Juan Worms are a good place to start with fly selection. Stonefly…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/27/2018

Apr, 27 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. Try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so we let them get their business done. Eggs and flashy San Juan Worms are a good place to start with fly selection. Stonefly…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/23/2018

Apr, 23 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/21/2018

Apr, 21 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and is only getting better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/16/2018

Apr, 16 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and should only get better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/12/2018

Apr, 12 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and should only get better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/8/2018

Apr, 08 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and should only get better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/6/2018

Apr, 06 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and should only get better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/4/2018

Apr, 04 2018

The Upper Madison is fishing very well and should only get better as the weather warms. More and more fish are coming out of Ennis Lake so the stretches from Varney down are seeing a lot of spawners. Just try avoiding walking around in the riffles and side channels so…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 4/1/2018

Apr, 01 2018

The Upper Madison fished well the last few days particularly in the afternoon once the water has warmed up a bit.  Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, Prince nymphs, worms and now eggs and fire bead nymphs are all producing fish.  The fish are starting to move into the faster riffles and are…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/27/2018

Mar, 27 2018

The Upper Madison fished pretty well yesterday afternoon (the morning was slow). Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, Prince nymphs and worms were all producing fish.  The fish are starting to move into the faster riffles and are showing signs of spawning activity.  The dry fly reports have still been decent at best. …

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/24/2018

Mar, 24 2018

The Upper Madison has been a little tougher the last two days. Good nymph options would be: Prince nymphs, Lightning Bugs, Zebra Midges, worms, eggs and any stone fly nymphs.  The dry fly reports have still been decent at best.  The hatch is there but the fish havent been too…

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Upper Madison Fishing Report 3/17/2018

Mar, 17 2018

The Upper Madison fished well yesterday.  The Midge Pupas were the ticket all day for myself.  Other flies that did the trick were Stoneflies, eggs and the old trusty Prince Nymph.  The dry fly reports have been decent at best. I never saw a single head yesterday.  The hatch is…

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