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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 16th, 2019 Dam: 1,100 cfs Kirby: 1,850 cfs Varney: 2,940 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well these days and we are currently sitting at roughly 2 feet of visibility and green above the West Fork.  We should start to see a little rise in water levels over the next few days as afternoon thunderstorms have been producing a pretty decent amount of rain in the valleys as well as in the mountains.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they start to increase flows out of Hebgen by the weekend either, as the lake [...]

By |2019-06-16T21:15:42+00:00June 16th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

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 |2019-05-23T00:29:56+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|2 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for May 10th, 2019 Dam: 1,500 cfs Kirby: 1,670 cfs Varney: 2,040 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish extremely well, and it appears that we may have turned a corner today, as highs in the sixties and seventies are in the forecast for at least the next week.  That should definitely get the creeks going, and I think it’s safe to say that our Spring runoff is just around the corner. We have seen the West Fork of the Madison and Cabin/Beaver Creeks putting in some dirty water over the last five days but the colder [...]

By |2019-05-10T18:59:55+00:00May 10th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

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

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for March 20th, 2019 Dam: 1,060 cfs Kirby: 1,100 cfs Varney: 1,180 cfs It’s been absolutely beautiful on the Upper Madison over the last week or so, and highs in the low to mid 40’s have been a welcome relief from the sub-zero temperatures we experienced for much of late January through February.  The current snow water equivalent in the Madison Range is still sitting at 119%, so we are still in great shape for what should be another great season in 2019 and you can bet that we haven’t seen the last of Spring snow [...]

By |2019-03-21T01:56:21+00:00March 20th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for January 8th, 2019 Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,100 cfs Varney: 1,050 cfs Fishing has been good on the Upper Madison as of late, and we really haven’t seen too much in the way of traffic up here over the last week or two.  Granted it has been a little on the chilly side, but it looks like we are in for some warmer temperatures through the end of the week. […]

By |2019-01-08T22:08:28+00:00January 8th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for November 27th, 2018 Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,100 cfs Varney: 1,170 cfs Winter has arrived in the Madison Valley, and we are seeing some much colder day and nighttime temperatures with a decent amount of snow starting to fly. Not that 20 degrees is all that bad, but throw some 10-20 mph winds in the mix and you’ll definitely start to feel it.  You’ll find a little warmer sanctuary by Ennis, but the lower river is getting a little chunky with ice flows down toward town.  All that being said, colder weather tends to keep [...]

By |2018-11-27T22:24:28+00:00November 27th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report