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
The best fishing times are from around noon until 3:00
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Madison River is currently Good

Water flow: 1,530 cfs

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 33 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:


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

Midge dries will be the only bug hatching through winter, and dry fly fishing tends to be more consistent further upstream in the Beartrap Canyon. Crayfish, midge pupa, eggs, worms an sowbug patterns can all be good options now.

7-Day Forecast

Slush should clear up during the afternoons this week.

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