Madison River Fishing Report for May 26th, 2018
Dam: 2,470 cfs
Kirby: 3,530 cfs
Varney: 5,470 cfs
The Upper Madison hit 3,500 cfs at the Kirby gauge this morning, and flows out of Hebgen are projected to stay at roughly 2,500 cfs through Tuesday for the scheduled flush from NorthWestern Energy. While we were told that this would last for three days there is still a good chance that flows will hold at this level until the water coming into Hebgen begins to drop. As of yesterday there was almost double the amount of water coming into the reservoir than what is coming out and with some heavy rain in the forecast this week it won’t be long until Hebgen is at full pool. Currently the lake is over 90% full with a lot of water from Yellowstone National Park still to come, so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out over the next two weeks. Cabin and Beaver Creeks have been spewing chocolate milk for over a week now and the mud finally made it through Quake two nights ago, dropping visibility to around 8-10 inches and brown.