Fishing Report for April 7th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 671 cfs Kirby: 780 cfs Varney: 921 cfs JUST A REMINDER THAT THE UPPER MADISON BETWEEN QUAKE LAKE AND MCATEE BRIDGE AS WELL AS FROM ENNIS BRIDGE TO ENNIS LAKE IS CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL MAY 16TH. The Upper Madison is still fishing very well with nymphs from McAtee down to Ennis Bridge as well as between the lakes.  On a quick Varney to 8 Mile over the weekend, we started with an Oregon cheese nuke egg trailing a Galloup BWO nymph in size 18 and never took it off.  Although there wasn't much in the [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:36:12+00:00April 7th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for March 25th, 2015

Madison River Dam: 663 cfs Kirby: 741 cfs Varney: 906 cfs JUST A REMINDER THAT THE UPPER MADISON BETWEEN QUAKE LAKE AND MCATEE BRIDGE AS WELL AS FROM ENNIS BRIDGE TO ENNIS LAKE IS CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL MAY 16TH. It's been a nice change of pace to wake up to fresh snow on the ground the last couple mornings, but it's looking like we'll have some warmer weather moving back in tomorrow through the weekend.  We've been getting a lot of calls recently asking about the status of the road down to the inlet of Quake as well [...]

By |2021-06-29T22:28:39+00:00March 25th, 2015|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for November 13th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 832 cfs Kirby: 923 cfs It's been a chilly one out there this week, and we got word that the lower river down by Ennis was a bit on the slushy side yesterday afternoon, so you may want to head more towards the wade section between Quake and Lyons if you plan on heading up this way.  With water temps dropping into the mid-thirties and low-forties, nymphs are definitely the way to go if you are looking for numbers.  Small serendipities, zebra midges, rubber legs, eggs, and baetis nymphs will be your best bets from now all [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:43+00:00November 13th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for October 28th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 851 cfs Kirby: 959 cfs Varney: 1,180 cfs Well it had it happen sooner or later, but true Fall temperatures have finally descended upon the Madison Valley.  This seems to have only helped the bite over the last week, and the Upper Madison has been fishing well on all fronts.  Nymph rigs are still the way to go for numbers, and Pat's Rubber legs, Midges, Baetis nymph/emergers, and small serendipities have all been producing under the indicator.  On most afternoons you can still encounter a fairly decent BWO hatch throughout the upper river, and the emergence seems [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:43+00:00October 28th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for October 20th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 861 cfs Kirby: 948 cfs Varney: 1,160 cfs Fishing has been good on the Upper Madison this week, as we continue to bask in the incredibly warm October weather.  Midges and Baetis nymphs are still producing most of the action below the surface, and we are seeing quite a few BWOs emerging anytime between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.  As far as the tug is concerned, streamer fishing has been excellent in some sections and a lot tougher in others...The action between the lakes and from Palisades to McAtee has been pretty slow, but the bite below [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:44+00:00October 20th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for October 12th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 880 cfs Kirby: 1,030 cfs Varney: 1,230 cfs The weather patterns have been unseasonably warm for this little corner of the World, with highs in the mid-sixties to low-seventies over the last couple of weeks.  We have finally started to see our larger Fall Baetis (#20's) emerging this week, which has been taking place anytime between noon and 1:30 p.m. depending on the day.  Nymph fishing continues to be your best option for numbers right now, and some of our favorite Fall patterns in the wade section are  Kelly's BWO nymph in #18-20, Hogan's S&M Nymph in [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:44+00:00October 12th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for September 24th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 1,020 cfs Kirby: 1,140 cfs Varney: 1,300 cfs After a week of marginal fishing, the Upper Madison is back on track and fishing well.  Streamers and nymphs have been productive both on and off the banks, but the dry fly bite has been the most inconsistent as of late.  Olive, black, and brown streamers have been working well early and late, and will continue to produce when the cloud cover holds.  However, streamers in solid white and other white color combinations have been the way to go when the sun is out.  If stripping big flies isn't [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:44+00:00September 24th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for June 27th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 722 cfs Kirby: 1,250 cfs Varney: 1,950 cfs The Upper Madison continues to fish extremely well throughout the entire river.  Sure there have been a few off days, but even then people are picking up decent numbers of good fish.  The wade section is still mostly a nymphing game right now, and we've had great reports roll in from people fishing caddis larva, PT's, serendipities, yellow sally nymphs, and a myriad of other patterns. We are starting to see a few caddis pop in the wade section above Lyons, but the vast majority of the bugs are [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:45+00:00June 27th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for June 11th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 785 cfs Kirby: 1,350 cfs Varney: 2,280 cfs Ok...we were wrong.  If you recall from our last report, we mentioned that you shouldn't expect to see 2+ feet of visibility for at least a couple weeks.  However, the 75 degree highs and warm nights have made for a very quick runoff in the Madison Range.  That being said,  the Upper Madison is running at just over 1,300 cfs at the Kirby Gauge and around 2.5 ft. of visibility...even below the West Fork.  I wasn't sure if we would see it below 1,600 cfs until at least the [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:46+00:00June 11th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

Fishing Report for April 14th, 2014

Madison River Dam: 963 cfs Kirby: 1,060 cfs Varney: 1,180 cfs THE UPPER MADISON IS CLOSED TO FISHING FROM QUAKE LAKE TO MCATEE BRIDGE AS WELL AS FROM ENNIS BRIDGE TO ENNIS LAKE UNTIL MAY 17TH.  THE SECTIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO FISHING ARE THE MADISON BETWEEN HEBGEN DAM AND QUAKE LAKE AND BETWEEN MCATEE BRIDGE AND ENNIS BRIDGE. The Upper Madison is in great shape these days and the fishing has been consistently productive for the better part of two weeks now.  We are starting to see a lot more fish moving up into the Madison between the [...]

By |2019-10-23T03:04:47+00:00April 14th, 2014|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|0 Comments

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