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
Get out early. The water temperatures are getting pretty high during the day, which is causing the trout to become sluggish and uninterested in eating during the afternoons.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Good

Water flow: 2,370 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: Ennis Dam to Blacks Ford

Best access point: Ennis Dam, Beartrap Canyon trailhead

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sallies, Caddis

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

Flashy nymphs have been productive during the daytime, with some pretty good caddis fishing just before dark.

7-Day Forecast

The forecast looks to be consistently warm and rainy. Look for good PMD hatches on overcast days. Fish have also been rising to Yellow Sallies in the late morning. When the sun gets high, nymphing with crayfish patterns and Lightning Bugs has produced.


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