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 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 15th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

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+00:00April 30th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Madison River Fishing Report

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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 9th, 2018|Madison River Fishing Report|1 Comment