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
If you're planning on fishing the Lower, bring your patience. Take time to clean the weeds off your hooks. Crawfish and mayfly nymphs have been working well with no weight about 5 feet from your indicator. Fish the buckets.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Good

Water flow: 1510 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings

Best stretch: Bear Trap Canyon

Best access point: Ennis Dam, Beartrap Canyon trailhead,

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO's, Midges

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

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

The fishing on the Lower has been good, and the weeds are finally breaking up. BWO hatches have gotten to be pretty good. A Crawdad and a little olive beadhead are usually a great choice if the Trout refuse to rise. Streamer fishing has really picked up.

7-Day Forecast

Weather will be partly sunny with highs in the 60's this week.

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