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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 9th, 2019 Dam: 996 cfs Kirby: 1,140 cfs Varney: 1,210 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well over the last several weeks, and we have had our fair share of weather changes as well.  From 65 degrees and sunny to thirty degrees and snowing sideways, all bets are off once you enter the Fall season in the northern rockies so be sure to dress accordingly.  Even as I write this, there is close to a foot of snow piling up around the shop with bright sun and a high near fifty expected by [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:06:04+00:00October 9th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 11th, 2019 Dam: 1,090 cfs Kirby: 1,110 cfs Varney: 1,230 cfs After a warm and sun filled August that brought with it some of the most incredible hopper fishing the Madison has seen in decades, the weather finally took a turn a few days ago to remind us that Fall is just around the corner.  The mountains received their first dose of snow since the summer solstice yesterday morning, and the landscape has started to absorb the scents and colors synonymous with Autumn in the Greater Yellowstone Region.  It truly is our favorite time [...]

By |2019-09-11T15:56:09+00:00September 11th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 3rd, 2019 Dam: 1,110 cfs Kirby: 1,110 cfs Varney: 1,170 cfs The Upper Madison has been spectacular over the last several weeks, and we can’t say enough about the quality of the dry fly fishing this year.  Most of us doubted that we could have another hopper season that could compare with what we saw in 2018, but I think its safe to say that this August was even better.  We should continue to have good terrestrial fishing for a couple more weeks as long as the temperatures hold, and it looks like we [...]

By |2019-09-03T19:09:05+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 23rd, 2019 Dam: 1,210 cfs Kirby: 1.230 cfs Varney: 1,340 cfs The dry fly fishing on the Upper Madison continues to impress, and we have another incredible August on our hands.  Crowds have been relatively sparse on the weekdays and the forecast is calling for bright skies and temperatures in the mid to high seventies for the week ahead…pretty much perfect weather for what is on everybody’s mind around here: Hopper fishing. […]

By |2019-08-23T15:22:42+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 14th, 2019 Dam: 1,220 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Varney: 1,380 cfs If you asked anyone who has been on the Upper Madison over the last week to describe fishing in a word that word would indubitably be: Hoppers.  After an incredible hopper season in 2018 we are right back into it all over again and the dry fly fishing has been nothing short of spectacular over the last week. Flows are still well above average for the middle of August in the upper wade stretch as well as the lower river and water temperatures have [...]

By |2019-08-15T00:00:06+00:00August 14th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 6th, 2019 Dam: 1,340 cfs Kirby: 1,450 cfs Varney: 1,550 cfs The Madison has been fishing well again this week, and as you might have guessed from the picture above we have officially entered terrestrial season on the river.  It’s been pretty warm out there over the last several weeks, but the good news is that the forecast is calling for highs in the 70’s starting on Friday, with a hefty dose of afternoon thunderstorms to help keep the water temps down. […]

By |2019-08-07T14:05:45+00:00August 7th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 28th, 2019 Dam: 1,230 cfs Kirby: 1,400 cfs Varney: 1,650 cfs Steady as she goes.  The Upper Madison is still fishing very well these days with both nymphs and dries, and we are starting to get some better streamer fishing early in the morning.  Flows are holding steady at prime levels heading into August with 1,400 cfs above the West Fork and 1,650 cfs at Varney so there is plenty of water throughout the entire river.  With afternoon temperatures starting to climb into the mid to high 80’s things have been slowing down a [...]

By |2019-07-29T02:05:22+00:00July 29th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 20th, 2019 Dam: 1,150 cfs Kirby: 1,360 cfs Varney: 1,720 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish very well throughout its entirety and we are seeing a lot of bent rods out there lately.  It looks like we are in store for a bit of a heat wave early on next week before we start to see to highs return back into the high 70’s to low 80’s– Hopefully we will get some more of those amazing (and slightly terrifying) afternoon thunderstorms to keep cooling things down. […]

By |2019-07-20T16:44:38+00:00July 20th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 13th, 2019 Dam: 1,150 cfs Kirby: 1,430 cfs Varney: 1,920 cfs It’s been another great week of fishing on the Upper Madison, and the afternoon thunderstorms have been keeping our creeks full and our water temps nice and cool.  It’s looking like another week of highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s with more storms on the way through Wednesday, and the dry fly fishing continues to produce some high quality fish throughout the entire river. […]

By |2019-07-13T23:34:25+00:00July 13th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 6th, 2019 Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,310 cfs Varney: 1,890 cfs The Upper Madison is in it’s prime right now and the river is exploding with insect activity.  Flows are just about perfect for both the upper and lower stretches of the river, and both dry fly and nymph anglers have a lot of different options to choose from. The forecast is calling for highs in the mid to high 70’s with relatively warm nights this week, so it’s just about perfect conditions to get in on some of the best fishing of the [...]

By |2019-07-07T00:45:46+00:00July 7th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report