Madison River Fishing Report

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The Slide Inn Madison river fishing reports. We publish fishing reports so anglers get accurate information for fishing the Madison River in Montana.

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for September 3rd, 2018 Dam: 1,140 cfs Kirby: 1,180 cfs Varney: 1,180 cfs The Upper Madison has been fishing very well over the last several weeks, and this August was certainly one for the books in terms of dry fly fishing.  We seem to be on a steady weather pattern this week with most nights dropping the mercury into the low 30’s followed by very pleasant afternoons in the 70-80 degree range.  With the vast majority of surrounding rivers fishing well and school being back in session, crowds have been fairly minimal and the fishing has [...]

By | 2018-09-04T00:36:31+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for August 7th, 2018 Dam:  1,170 cfs Kirby: 1,270 cfs Varney: 1,380 cfs The Upper Madison continues to hold its own through the first week of August, and while inconsistency is very much a part of this time of year we have had some very good days on the river lately.  That said, there have been some very slow ones too, but that is sort of the name of the game from here on out as August is generally as inconsistent as it gets.  Water levels and temperatures have been excellent throughout the entire river, and [...]

By | 2018-08-07T23:00:33+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 26th, 2018 Dam: 1,330 cfs Kirby: 1,450 cfs Varney: 1,670 cfs The Upper Madison is still fishing well throughout its entirety, and some cooler nights and afternoon thunderstorms have kept water temperatures at good levels for most of the day.  We are starting to see temps hit 68-70 degrees during the late afternoon hours, so you might consider taking a break until they start to drop again in the evening.  Traffic on the river has also started to slow down quite a bit, as many other options in the area like the Yellowstone, Gallatin, [...]

By | 2018-07-26T17:11:52+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|2 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 14th, 2018 Dam: 1,300 cfs Kirby: 1,480 cfs Varney: 1,810 cfs The Upper Madison continues to hold its own throughout July and we have had some of the best dry fly fishing we have seen in years over the last several weeks.  That said, it has been a scorcher out there over the last few days and fish have been putting their heads down once it starts to creep into the the mid 80’s and 90’s.  If dries are what you seek then you’ll want to stick more to the 8:00 am – 1:30 [...]

By | 2018-07-14T15:46:56+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for July 4th, 2018 Dam: 1,300 cfs Kirby: 1,510 cfs Varney: 1,960 cfs It’s hard to believe that July is already and with some of the most precipitous weeks we’ve seen in June for quite some time, it has been really nice to bask in good ol’ fashion Summer sunshine over the last week.  The river has dropped to around 1,500 at Kirby and just over 2,000 cfs in town which is pretty much the perfect flow for both sections of the river. […]

By | 2018-07-05T00:06:27+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 20th, 2018 Dam: 2,510 cfs Kirby: 2,990 cfs Varney: 3,710 cfs NorthWestern Energy had been holding flows back last week in order to fill up Hebgen and with all the rain we received it got to full pool in a hurry.  With a full lake and a lot more water coming into it than they were letting out,  it was time to bring up the flows in a big way and we are back to almost 3,000 cfs at the Kirby Gauge.  Nobody knows when they will start to bring the water down, but [...]

By | 2018-06-21T13:05:15+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 5th, 2018 Dam: 2,140 cfs Kirby: 2,950 cfs Varney: 4,550 cfs Clarity update.  The Upper Madison has cleared up considerably over the last few days and we are now sitting at over two and a half feet of visibility above the West Fork.  The West Fork is still putting in some dirty water, but it is starting to clean up a little more with each passing day.  Better reports are starting to come in from boats in the float section between Palisades and Ennis as well, so that will open up some new water [...]

By | 2018-06-05T12:53:59+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for June 2nd, 2018 Dam: 2,340 cfs Kirby: 3,070 cfs Varney: 4,550 cfs The Upper Madison continues to hold its own in some of the biggest water we’ve seen in the last seven years.  Most of the river is blown out a mile or so below Lyon’s Bridge, and while you can certainly catch some fish in the channels around Ennis as we would still recommend heading up river and targeting the wade section between Quake and Lyon’s.  The flush that was planned to last three days turned into week due to all the water coming [...]

By | 2018-06-03T22:57:51+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for May 26th, 2018 Dam: 2,470 cfs Kirby: 3,530 cfs Varney: 5,470 cfs The Upper Madison hit 3,500 cfs at the Kirby gauge this morning, and flows out of Hebgen are projected to stay at roughly 2,500 cfs through Tuesday for the scheduled flush from NorthWestern Energy.  While we were told that this would last for three days there is still a good chance that flows will hold at this level until the water coming into Hebgen begins to drop.  As of yesterday there was almost double the amount of water coming into the reservoir than [...]

By | 2018-05-26T21:30:05+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for May 14th, 2018 Dam: 1,390 cfs Kirby: 1,850 cfs Varney: 2,590 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison has seen a drop in flows over the last week, as North Western energy looks to fill Hebgen Lake in order that have enough water for the big flush taking place around June 1st.  In case you haven’t heard, they will be flushing the river around the first of the month and you can expect approximately 3,200 cfs pouring out of Hebgen for at least three days.  In the meantime, we are still sitting at roughly [...]

By | 2018-05-15T00:24:31+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report