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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 30th, 2019 Dam: 1,790 cfs Kirby: 1,850 cfs Varney: 2,130 cfs Fishing on the Upper Madison has been solid lately despite the cold snap and brutally frigid winds that came in over the weekend and lasted through Monday night.  Obviously you want to keep an eye on the forecast these days if you plan on floating, as 25-30 mph north winds are not anybody’s idea of a good time.  The good news is that you can usually find a little shelter in the upper wade stretches as well as between the lakes if wind [...]

By |2019-05-02T20:43:29+00:00April 30th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 23rd, 2019 Dam: 1,890 cfs Kirby: 2,000 cfs Varney: 2,290 cfs More good reports have been rolling in this week, as the Upper Madison continues to hold its own well into April and the fishing has been excellent.  Wind has been the biggest factor as far as floating is concerned, but you can always find some shelter in the upper stretches if 25-30 mph gusts are in the forecast.  Otherwise we are looking at perfect spring temperatures this week, with highs in the mid fifties to mid sixties and relatively warm nighttime lows. [...]

By |2019-04-24T22:09:54+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 16th, 2019 Dam: 1,610 cfs Kirby: 1,610 cfs Varney: 1,830 cfs The river continues to fish well despite cold water temps this month, and the best window of opportunity seems to be in that 10:00 – 5:00 range.  We should start to see water temperatures warm up quite a bit this week, as the forecast is calling for sunshine and highs in the fifties through Friday.  All the boat ramps from Raynold’s to Burnt Tree are open for business, but it’s still going to be a while before Ennis and Valley garden are ready [...]

By |2019-04-16T23:44:30+00:00April 16th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 3rd, 2019 Dam: 1,120 cfs Kirby: 1,150 cfs Varney: 1,260 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well again this week, and access has gotten a little bit better as the low lying snow has begun to recede.  There’s still quite a bit on the banks between Quake and Pine Butte, but we should should start to see a little more grass showing in those sections with the mix of rain and snow in the forecast through next week.  Otherwise our snowpack in the Madison Range remains above average with 112% of moisture content, [...]

By |2019-04-03T19:22:40+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report