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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 23rd, 2019 Dam: 1,210 cfs Kirby: 1.230 cfs Varney: 1,340 cfs The dry fly fishing on the Upper Madison continues to impress, and we have another incredible August on our hands.  Crowds have been relatively sparse on the weekdays and the forecast is calling for bright skies and temperatures in the mid to high seventies for the week ahead…pretty much perfect weather for what is on everybody’s mind around here: Hopper fishing. […]

By |2019-08-23T15:22:42+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 14th, 2019 Dam: 1,220 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Varney: 1,380 cfs If you asked anyone who has been on the Upper Madison over the last week to describe fishing in a word that word would indubitably be: Hoppers.  After an incredible hopper season in 2018 we are right back into it all over again and the dry fly fishing has been nothing short of spectacular over the last week. Flows are still well above average for the middle of August in the upper wade stretch as well as the lower river and water temperatures have [...]

By |2019-08-15T00:00:06+00:00August 14th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 6th, 2019 Dam: 1,340 cfs Kirby: 1,450 cfs Varney: 1,550 cfs The Madison has been fishing well again this week, and as you might have guessed from the picture above we have officially entered terrestrial season on the river.  It’s been pretty warm out there over the last several weeks, but the good news is that the forecast is calling for highs in the 70’s starting on Friday, with a hefty dose of afternoon thunderstorms to help keep the water temps down. […]

By |2019-08-07T14:05:45+00:00August 7th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 28th, 2019 Dam: 1,230 cfs Kirby: 1,400 cfs Varney: 1,650 cfs Steady as she goes.  The Upper Madison is still fishing very well these days with both nymphs and dries, and we are starting to get some better streamer fishing early in the morning.  Flows are holding steady at prime levels heading into August with 1,400 cfs above the West Fork and 1,650 cfs at Varney so there is plenty of water throughout the entire river.  With afternoon temperatures starting to climb into the mid to high 80’s things have been slowing down a [...]

By |2019-07-29T02:05:22+00:00July 29th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 20th, 2019 Dam: 1,150 cfs Kirby: 1,360 cfs Varney: 1,720 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish very well throughout its entirety and we are seeing a lot of bent rods out there lately.  It looks like we are in store for a bit of a heat wave early on next week before we start to see to highs return back into the high 70’s to low 80’s– Hopefully we will get some more of those amazing (and slightly terrifying) afternoon thunderstorms to keep cooling things down. […]

By |2019-07-20T16:44:38+00:00July 20th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 13th, 2019 Dam: 1,150 cfs Kirby: 1,430 cfs Varney: 1,920 cfs It’s been another great week of fishing on the Upper Madison, and the afternoon thunderstorms have been keeping our creeks full and our water temps nice and cool.  It’s looking like another week of highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s with more storms on the way through Wednesday, and the dry fly fishing continues to produce some high quality fish throughout the entire river. […]

By |2019-07-13T23:34:25+00:00July 13th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 6th, 2019 Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,310 cfs Varney: 1,890 cfs The Upper Madison is in it’s prime right now and the river is exploding with insect activity.  Flows are just about perfect for both the upper and lower stretches of the river, and both dry fly and nymph anglers have a lot of different options to choose from. The forecast is calling for highs in the mid to high 70’s with relatively warm nights this week, so it’s just about perfect conditions to get in on some of the best fishing of the [...]

By |2019-07-07T00:45:46+00:00July 7th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 30th, 2019 Dam: 776 cfs Kirby: 1,080 cfs Varney: 1,830 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well and the insect activity is just about to explode throughout the entire river.  We should also start to see a little bump in flows at some point this week, as Hebgen is just shy of 99% full and it will definitely be welcomed by all the fish living at lower water levels above Lyon’s Bridge.  The forecast for the week ahead is calling for near perfect weather, with nighttime lows in the 40’s and highs in [...]

By |2019-07-01T02:23:46+00:00July 1st, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 23rd, 2019 Dam: 822 cfs Kirby: 1,240 cfs Varney: 1,920 cfs Just when it was starting to feel like Summer again we had another cold front move in and received a decent amount of snow on the Solstice...Reason number 21,384 we love Montana.  The drop in water temperatures will likely push the big bugs back another 4-5 days, but I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing a few crawl out by the end of this coming week.  We should also start to see the outflow from the dam start to slowly increase over [...]

By |2019-06-23T17:53:04+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

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|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report