Madison River Fishing Report for April 21st, 2022
Dam: 537 cfs
Kirby: 627 cfs
Varney: 692 cfs
The Upper Madison has been fishing well, but we are still in the midst of an extremely low water situation so be sure to use caution if you choose to float…there are rocks being hit out there that haven’t seen fiberglass in a very, very long time. You can expect to see flows out of Hebgen Dam between 480-600 cfs for at least another month, as NorthWestern Energy tries to bring the reservoir up to full pool by the end of June. Once daytime air temperatures start getting back in the 60 degree range we should start to see the tributaries kick in some much needed water to the areas below Quake lake, but the river as a whole will continue to be extremely shallow until that happens. The good news is that April has been much colder than usual and a steady supply of rain and snow has started to build up relatively lack-luster snowpacks throughout the entire state. We are currently sitting at a moisture content of 82% in the Madison Range, but you can count on that number to increase a good bit after the winter storm comes through tomorrow through Saturday morning — The forecast is calling for 1-2 feet in the mountains, and we welcome every inch of that.