Madison River Fishing Report for May 22nd, 2019
Dam: 1,260 cfs
Kirby: 1,640 cfs
Varney: 2,080 cfs
It’s been cold and wet on the Upper Madison over the last week, and the cooler temperatures have slowed much of the melt from the surrounding creeks as a result. As the inflow into Hebgen has decreased, so has the outflow and we are currently sitting around 1,650 cfs above the West Fork and just over 2,000 cfs around town. These are great flows for this time of year, as we are usually too high and dirty to do any floating below Lyon’s by the third week in May. Visibility in the upper wade stretch is around 3 feet and green, and most of the mud being dumped in by the West Fork isn’t completely mixed until you get to Palisades. Clarity is just fine around Ennis as well, particularly for throwing nymphs and streamers.