Madison River - Below Ennis Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Madison River - Below Ennis Lake, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Watch out for BWOs as we should get some cloudy days this week. Otherwise nymphing the deeper buckets will produce.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Good

Water flow: 1180cfs

Visibility: 35 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Ennis Dam to Blacks Ford

Best access point: Ennis Dam, Beartrap Canyon trailhead

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, Baetis

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mountain Whitefish

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

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

Person Fishing in a stream

Madison River, Below Ennis Lake Description

The Lower Madison is has some of the best trout populations of the entire river. Bear Trap Canyon is a rugged wilderness area with more of a freestone feel. As the river comes out of the Trap it flows through a more agricultural landscape and provides miles of great fishing for brown and Rainbow trout.

Techniques & Tips

Dead drift a crayfish or a worm under an indicator in the slower water and deep buckets with a smaller mayfly, midge imitation, or scud/sowbug. Take a couple of adult midge and BWO patterns and search for a pod of rising fish.

7-Day Forecast

The forecasted temperature looks to be around 40 most of the week and high 50s this weekend. Winds will be between 12-20 mph all week so be mindful of that.

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