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Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for May 24th, 2020 Dam: 1,090 cfs Kirby: 1,380 cfs Varney: 1,820 cfs The Upper Madison is still fishing very well this May, and we are just getting into our Spring runoff around here.  Last week we saw a steady amount of rain which brought the river up and got the creeks flowing again.  However, as is commonly the case during Memorial Day weekday, colder weather and snow in the mountains seized up the flows from the West Fork of the Madison and Cabin, Beaver, and Indian Creeks.  With the forecast calling for highs in the [...]

By |2020-05-24T23:58:41+00:00May 24th, 2020|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for May 13th, 2020 Dam: 1,060 cfs Kirby: 1,420 cfs Varney: 1,790 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well this month, and temperatures have been nice and cool in the evenings to prevent a premature, full-scale runoff for the time being.  We definitely have a little more color in the water than we are used to seeing this time of year, as we tend to get the first plug of mud through Quake between the third and fourth week in May historically speaking.  That said, the forecast is calling for highs in the sixties and [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:10:02+00:00May 13th, 2020|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River, Montana, Fishing Report for March 20th, 2020 Dam: 963 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Varney: 1,160 cfs It’s been a crazy week out there ladies and gentleman.  Lots of instability and fear going around these days but we will get through the hard times and this too shall pass. The good news is that there’s no better place to distance yourself from all the stress and anxiety of life than on a river, and you could do worse than spend an afternoon on the Upper Madison these days.  If you can’t make it here do yourself a favor and [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:13:18+00:00March 20th, 2020|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River, Montana, Fishing Report for March 5th, 2020 Dam: 870 cfs Kirby: 948 cfs Varney: 1,080 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well over the last several weeks, and it looks like we are on a little bit of a warming trend after a cold start to February.  Around this time last year we were still buried in snow and enduring sub zero temperatures, and yet the highs for this weekend are supposed to be in the 50’s.  As a result, people have already started putting their ski boots away for the year and trading them out for [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:15:23+00:00March 5th, 2020|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for January 31st, 2020 Dam: 900 cfs Kirby: 994 cfs Fishing on the Upper Madison has been good this January, and temperatures have been relatively mild for the most part.  Some folks have been taking advantage of the nicer weather and floating recently, as most of the boat ramps from Windy to Town have been accessible.  That could certainly change here shortly, as the forecast is calling for a decent amount of snow starting on Sunday and throughout the following week. […]

By |2020-01-31T21:12:33+00:00January 31st, 2020|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for November 29th, 2019 Dam: 910 cfs Kirby: 1,040 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well this November, and after a nice couple of weeks with relatively warm temperatures it appears that Winter has finally settled in.  It’s about that time anyway, and we were fortunate enough to have some 50 degree days in November after one of the coldest Octobers anyone has seen around here in a very long time.  That said, the upper portion of the river will be your best bet from here on out and it’s going to be a little [...]

By |2019-11-29T21:18:59+00:00November 29th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 27th, 2019 Dam: 974 cfs Kirby: 1,100 cfs Varney: 1,170 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well over the last several weeks, and it looks like we have another cold front moving in for the week ahead.  We are looking at below zero to single digits lows this week and highs not projected to hit above freezing until this coming Thursday so there’s not a huge need to be out on the water until the mercury starts rising in the late morning hours.  Subsurface fishing remains solid despite the cold conditions, and we [...]

By |2019-10-27T17:14:04+00:00October 27th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 9th, 2019 Dam: 996 cfs Kirby: 1,140 cfs Varney: 1,210 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing well over the last several weeks, and we have had our fair share of weather changes as well.  From 65 degrees and sunny to thirty degrees and snowing sideways, all bets are off once you enter the Fall season in the northern rockies so be sure to dress accordingly.  Even as I write this, there is close to a foot of snow piling up around the shop with bright sun and a high near fifty expected by [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:30+00:00October 9th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 11th, 2019 Dam: 1,090 cfs Kirby: 1,110 cfs Varney: 1,230 cfs After a warm and sun filled August that brought with it some of the most incredible hopper fishing the Madison has seen in decades, the weather finally took a turn a few days ago to remind us that Fall is just around the corner.  The mountains received their first dose of snow since the summer solstice yesterday morning, and the landscape has started to absorb the scents and colors synonymous with Autumn in the Greater Yellowstone Region.  It truly is our favorite time [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:30+00:00September 11th, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 3rd, 2019 Dam: 1,110 cfs Kirby: 1,110 cfs Varney: 1,170 cfs The Upper Madison has been spectacular over the last several weeks, and we can’t say enough about the quality of the dry fly fishing this year.  Most of us doubted that we could have another hopper season that could compare with what we saw in 2018, but I think its safe to say that this August was even better.  We should continue to have good terrestrial fishing for a couple more weeks as long as the temperatures hold, and it looks like we [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:31+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments