Yearly Archives: 2016

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Madison River Fishing Report for October 26th, 2016

Madison River Fishing Report for October 26th, 2016 Dam: 722 cfs Kirby: 882 cfs Varney: 1,030 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison has been fishing extremely well over the last two weeks, despite being one of the windier Octobers we’ve experienced in quite some time.  The nice thing is that the upper wade stretch and the Madison between the lakes are generally a lot more protected from the wind tunnel that can occur from the West Fork down to Ennis Lake, so there are always areas to seek refuge if need be.  The nymph fishing continues to be outstanding throughout the upper river, but fish [...]

By |2017-01-10T20:45:24+00:00October 26th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report for October 26th, 2016

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 7th, 2016 Dam: 714 cfs Kirby: 839 cfs Varney: 891 cfs Madison River fishing report. The Upper Madison has been fishing very well this October, and it should only continue to get better through the end of the month.  We have seen good hatches of #20 BWOs, pseudocloeons, and midges this week with the cooler temperatures and overcast skies, and the dry fly fishing in the wade section has been good to excellent depending on the day.  The nymph fishing has also been extremely productive up high and we have been doing best on a [...]

By |2016-10-07T16:13:32+00:00October 7th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 19th, 2016

 Madison River Fishing Report for September 19th, 2016 Dam: 757 cfs Kirby: 809 cfs Varney: 830 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison has been fishing well this September, and the wade section between Quake and Lyon’s Bridge has really turned on over the last 2-3 weeks.  It has been primarily a nymph game out there, but we are still getting a few good fish to come up for small hoppers and ants during the warm afternoons as well as BWOs on the colder overcast days.  That said, if you are looking for numbers than you’ll want to throw an indicator [...]

By |2016-10-28T00:30:35+00:00September 20th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report for September 19th, 2016

Madison River Fishing Report for August 25th, 2016

Madison River Fishing Report for August 25th, 2016 Dam: 861 cfs Kirby: 892 cfs Varney: 875 cfs Madison River fishing report. The flow out of Hebgen was increased to 861 cfs this afternoon, which should give the fish some much needed breathing room, and make sections of the river such as Cameron flats and 8 Mile to town a lot more tolerable than what we’ve seen over the last week. That said, the Upper Madison continues to hold its own throughout the month of August, and the good news is that the warmer nights and 90 degree days appear to be on [...]

By |2016-10-28T01:01:39+00:00August 25th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report for August 25th, 2016

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 11th, 2016 Dam: 931 cfs Kirby: 1,010 cfs Varney: 1,080 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The fishing on the Upper Madison has picked up considerably since our last report, and the additional water we saw last week seemed to really get things going again.  The wade section has been fishing very well with nymphs, and we've been doing best on smaller pat's rubber legs in brown/tan and olive/brown as well as zebra midges and micro mayflies first thing in the morning.  Once it starts to warm up a bit after 9:00, its been all [...]

By |2016-08-12T01:24:16+00:00August 12th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 31st, 2016 Dam: 1,140 cfs Kirby: 1,230 cfs Varney: 1,300 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Madison continues to be one of the better options in the region, with low water and high temps still effecting the majority of freestones in the area.  Fishing on the upper river remains steady, but the fish have definitely started to wise up a little more this week, especially as water temperatures begin to climb into the high sixties. Mornings and evenings have been best, with things starting to slow down around 2:00-3:00 in the afternoon, and then [...]

By |2016-07-31T22:33:13+00:00July 31st, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 18th, 2016 Dam: 851 cfs Kirby: 1,010 cfs Varney: 1,310 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison continues to fish extremely well this Summer, and the dry fly fishing has been some of the best we've seen in a very long time.  There are still some salmon flies and goldens hanging around between the lakes, and even a few in the Slide area above the shop, but my guess is that they will be gone in a matter of days and we will be left will only memories of an incredible big bug [...]

By |2016-07-18T22:41:47+00:00July 18th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 2nd, 2016 Dam: 832 cfs Kirby: 1,020 cfs Varney: 1,280 cfs Madison River fishing report.  Simply put, the Upper Madison is about as good as it gets right now.  With daytime temperatures peaking in the high seventies to low eighties and 300 cfs more water in the ditch since last week, the fish have been staying cool and have been very willing to eat dry flies throughout the day.  Right now expect to encounter Salmon Flies, Golden Stones, 4-5 different species of caddis, PMDs, Eperous, 4 species of yellow sallies, and even a few [...]

By |2016-07-02T20:49:01+00:00July 2nd, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 24th, 2016 Dam: 545 cfs Kirby: 829 cfs Varney: 1,270 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The fishing on the Upper Madison has been excellent this week, and despite the crazy afternoon gusts the dry fly bite has remained pretty solid.  Most of what you'll find in the upper 12 miles between Quake and Lyon's Bridge has been caddis and a few PMDs, but we should start to see more in the way of stoneflies and Eperous starting to pop here over the next 10 days.  The best caddis action seems to be on chocolate caddis (great [...]

By |2016-06-25T02:30:50+00:00June 25th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 15th, 2016 Dam: 598 cfs Hebgen: 1,020 cfs Varney: 1,800 cfs Madison River fishing report. The Upper Madison has really been coming into shape over the last week, and we are currently sitting at 20"-24" of visibility in the wade section below Quake Lake. Water levels have been dropping steadily throughout the upper river, with the creeks putting in less water by the day and of considerably clearer quality than what we saw just five days ago.  Beaver Creek has gone from chocolate milk to green, and the West Fork of the Madison has followed suit [...]

By |2016-06-16T00:38:50+00:00June 16th, 2016|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report