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
We have been throwing everything on 4x and 5X It feels like when you go with the thinner tippet you get more strikes.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Excellent

Water flow: 1200

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

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:

Ants, hoppers, spruce moth, streamer

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

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

The dry dropper in the morning and the all dry in the afternoon is still the best option out there. Will continue to be for the next week or so. Think hopper and dropper in the morning and hopper and ants in the afternoon.

7-Day Forecast

Indian summer here on the Madison. As long as we do not get a big freeze we will continue to have good fishing.

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