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
Fishing on the Lower should be kept to early morning.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Water flow: 1530 cfs

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 72 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:

Terrestrials, 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

Dawn fishing is your best bet. Try a small streamer or terrestrial. Crayfish patterns worked well high up in the canyon over the weekend. The water is getting very warm during the day, causing weeds to blossom and enticing hundreds of recreational floaters.

7-Day Forecast

The weather forecast calls for another week of highs in the 80s, so the river won't be cooling down very soon.

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