Madison River - Between Quake Lake and Ennis, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Madison River - Between Quake Lake and Ennis, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish a caddis all day. They are really keying on the caddis and taking dry and emergers all day long
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 2500

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day

Best stretch: Reynolds Pass or 3 Dollar Bridge for Wade fisherman. Varney to Ennis for float fisherman.

Best access point: 3 Dollar Bridge and Valley Garden

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmon Fly, Stone fly, caddis, may fly, yellow sallie

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: April 15 - October 15)

Nearest airport: Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), Bozeman, Montana

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Madison River, Between Quake Lake and Ennis Description

The Upper Madison is know as the "Fifty Mile Rifle". It has some of the most classic trout water in the country and many anglers from all over the country have called it their favorite for years. With lots of Rainbow and Brown Trout and good fishing with nymphs, dries, and streamers, the Madison is a near perfect trout stream.

Techniques & Tips

Now is the time to fish dry flies on the madison. A golden, caddis, yellow sallie,or pmd will keep you bent all day.

7-Day Forecast

Salmon flies all the way up to Lyons bridge and above. More summer weather on the way.

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