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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 24th, 2022 Dam: 658 cfs Kirby: 788 cfs Varney: 1,040 cfs After one of most glorious Fall weather patterns we have experienced in recent memory, old man winter finally showed up and blanketed the mountains with a hefty dose of reality.  Most of SW Montana received a good amount of snow in the mountains over the weekend, and it looks like we’ve seen the last of 70 degree afternoons until this coming Spring.  That said, fishing has been good on the Upper Madison over the last two weeks and the streamer fishing has finally [...]

By |2022-10-24T23:26:21+00:00October 24th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 14th, 2022 Dam: 834 cfs Kirby: 875 cfs Varney: 1,040 cfs After six weeks of intense heat we are finally getting some relief from the sun throughout SW Montana, and some good old-fashioned Fall weather has finally settled into the Madison Valley.  The forecast is calling for highs in the 60’s with a good chance of showers every day for the next week, and these sustained low-pressure fronts are always good for fishing.  We have already started to see decent numbers of Blue Winged Olives and the streamer fishing has improved with the cooler [...]

By |2022-09-14T19:07:20+00:00September 14th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 1st, 2022 Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,160 cfs Varney: 1,290 cfs Fishing on the Upper Madison has improved over the last week due to cooler air and thus cooler water temperatures, but we have another week of hot weather coming our way according to the forecast.  We are looking at highs in the low to mid 90’s through early next week so you’ll want to get on the water early as the fishing will get pretty tough around 3:00 pm until we start getting some colder nights again.  The good news is that we [...]

By |2022-09-02T00:26:25+00:00September 2nd, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 16th, 2022 Dam: 1,050 cfs Kirby: 1,170 cfs Varney: 1,330 cfs Fishing has improved a little since our last report but it has still been fairly inconsistent this week.  Early morning streamer fishing and terrestrial fishing between noon and 2:00 pm have been the only consistent ways of getting quality fish in the boat, although some days the nymph bite has been good enough to save the day as well.  With the mercury still rising into the high 80’s and 90’s it has been difficult on all fronts after 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., so [...]

By |2022-08-17T14:54:16+00:00August 16th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 6th, 2022 Dam: 1,290 cfs Kirby: 1,430 cfs Varney: 1,640 cfs Its been a tough bite on the Upper Madison this week.  There have been periods of good dry fly fishing, streamer fishing, and nymph fishing but it has been all over the place for the most part.  Early mornings have been the most consistent with streamers and nocturnal stones, but afternoons have been fairly unproductive due to warm water temperatures and plenty of wind.  Also worth noting is that the section between 8 Mile Ford and Ennis Lake is on Hoot Owl Restrictions [...]

By |2022-08-06T22:55:51+00:00August 6th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 29th, 2022 Dam: 1,050 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Varney: 1,430 cfs It’s been a hot one out there over the last week, but the Upper Madison continues to hold its own.  We are still looking at highs in the low to mid 90’s through Monday, but colder nights and highs in the low 80’s are just around the corner starting on Tuesday.  Water levels at both the Kirby and Varney gauges are in great shape for the last week in July, and with Hebgen reservoir just under 97% of full pool things are looking [...]

By |2022-07-29T20:17:40+00:00July 29th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 21st, 2022 Dam: 1,060 cfs Kirby: 1,260 cfs Varney: 1,560 cfs The Upper Madison is still fishing well with dries and nymphs and we are starting to see some better streamer fishing on the lower parts of the river.  Warmer temperatures and bright sun have made some afternoons a little tough, but we are still getting in some great fishing throughout the morning, early afternoon, and evening hours.  The forecast is calling for highs in the mid to high 80’s through next week, so feel free to take a break from the afternoon heat [...]

By |2022-07-22T00:13:11+00:00July 22nd, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 13th, 2022 Dam: 903 cfs Kirby: 1,200 cfs Varney: 1,560 cfs It’s been another incredible week of fishing on the Upper Madison, and we are still in the midst of the best dry fly fishing of the season.  Water levels are back to normal for mid to late July, but we wouldn’t be surprised if flows out of Hebgen Dam are increased a little bit as the forecast is calling for much hotter days this week.  It’s still busy out there, but there are always places to find a little solitude if you are [...]

By |2022-12-07T08:14:07+00:00July 13th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 7th, 2022 Dam: 913 cfs Kirby: 1,300 cfs Varney: 1,840 cfs The Madison is about as good as it gets right now — Flows are perfect, bugs are popping from top to bottom, and fish have been looking up for the dry fly very well over the last week.  Suffice to say, life is good here in the Madison Valley. […]

By |2022-12-08T01:44:39+00:00July 7th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 29th, 2022 Dam: 787 cfs Kirby: 1,280 cfs Varney: 2,020 cfs The Upper Madison has been been fishing well this week, and flows out of Hebgen Dam have been cut back drastically since our last report.  Water clarity is roughly 3-4 feet depending on the section of river you are fishing and we should start to see the river clear up entirely in the next week or so. […]

By |2022-06-30T15:18:09+00:00June 30th, 2022|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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