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
Good fishing weather is still on tap. Midges in the afternoon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Good

Water flow: 1000

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 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:

Stone fly nymphs, BWO nymphs, Worms, eggs, midge larva

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Nymphing midge larva will get you bent more often than not. Remember to find your spot. Deep water with slower current is the best.

7-Day Forecast

Mild mid winter weather means good fishing. Dry fly fishing in the afternoon with Midges.


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