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 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|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 30th, 2018 Dam: 1,910 cfs Kirby: 2,120 cfs Varney: 2,460 cfs Madison River fishing report.  We are in the early stages of runoff on the Upper Madison, and as water levels continue to rise with each passing week you can rest assured that we are in store for a big water year.  Most of the creeks are still running clear below Quake with the exception of Indian and the West Fork, but all it takes is one good rain storm and we will start to see the mud coming in full force.  The section [...]

By | 2018-05-01T00:00:24+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for April 11th, 2018 Dam: 1,370 cfs Kirby: 1,410 cfs Varney: 1,600 cfs  Madison River fishing report.  It’s been a while since we had a normal Spring in the Madison Valley, as random weeks of rain and highs in the sixties have been far too common for March and early April in years past.  We had been fishing ice out at Quake and Hebgen for almost two weeks at this time last year, but colder temps and high elevation snow have kept the melt at a very slow pace…which is a good thing by the way.  [...]

By | 2018-04-11T15:41:31+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for March 9th, 2018 Dam: 1,100 cfs Kirby: 1,160 cfs Varney: 1,240 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison has been fishing really well lately, and it appears that the deep freeze of February is finally over.  It’s still pretty chilly in the mornings up river, but we are starting to see more highs in the 30’s and low 40’s and it won’t be long until more Spring-like temperatures start to become the norm.  Most of the boat ramps between Raynolds and Palisades are still drifted in with the exception of Windy Point, but you [...]

By | 2018-03-13T20:54:43+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for January 26th, 2018 Dam: 996 cfs Kirby: 1,090 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison continues to fish well this month, and it looks like we are in store for a little more snow this weekend.  Afternoon temperatures have been fairly mild, with highs in the mid 20’s to high 30’s being the norm, and the wind hasn’t been too bad in the upper stretches between the slide area and Lyon’s Bridge.   […]

By | 2018-01-26T22:32:14+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for January 9th, 2018 Dam: 996 cfs Kirby: 1,080 cfs Madison River fishing report.  We’ve had a bit of a warm spell recently, which has given way to far more pleasant temperatures to fish in than the single digits days we experienced in December.  As is usually the case in January, traffic has been slim to none on the weekdays and you’ll find a few other anglers on the river during the weekends, but it’s been a relative ghost town in the wade section for the most part. Our current snow pack is looking good so [...]

By | 2018-01-09T19:32:33+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for December 13th, 2017 Dam: 1,020 cfs Kirby: 1,060 cfs Madison River fishing report.  Fishing on the Upper Madison has been good this December, and temperatures have been relatively mild for this time of year.  That said, there hasn’t been a huge need to get on the water super early, as nighttime temps continue to hover between the single digits and the high teens.  It’s been a little warmer down towards Ennis, but the river has started to get a little slushy down there so you may want to get an update around town if you [...]

By | 2017-12-13T20:31:20+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for November 17th, 2017 Dam: 942 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Madison River fishing report. The Upper Madison has been fishing well this November, particularly in the wade section between Quake and Lyon’s Bridge.  The wind situation continues to be biggest issue over the past two months, and none of us can remember a Fall where we’ve seen as many days with gusts in the 30-40 mph range.  That being said, you may want to check the forecast before putting a boat in around here and you can always find a little more protection in the wade [...]

By | 2017-11-17T22:03:23+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 27th, 2017 Dam: 931 cfs Kirby: 1,020 cfs Varney: 1,140 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Madison Valley has been has calmed down considerably over the last few days, which has been a welcome change of pace from the unrelenting winds that plagued the river for the vast majority of October.  Daytime temperatures continue to hover around 40-60 degrees, and crowds have started to wane throughout the Upper Madison.  All in all, life is good and it’s hard to beat the scenery that Fall brings to the Rocky Mountains. […]

By | 2017-11-02T15:03:54+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment

Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Fishing Report for October 4th, 2017 Dam: 953 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Varney: 1,100 cfs Madison River fishing report.  The Upper Madison is back in full swing this October, and fishing has picked up throughout the entire river.  Flows are still holding at near perfect levels, and we are starting to see more in the way of surface activity with the arrival of Fall Baetis and Midges.  Colder temperatures have kept most of the crowds at relatively low levels, so now is a great time to hit the river. […]

By | 2017-10-04T19:33:08+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report