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Madison River - Lower - July 16th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 81 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 7/16/14
Check back in late August/early September. Water temps are 72 degrees and rising-- not exactly primed for trouting.Sunny days mean lots of toobers and other fun on the river but for fishing look to the Yellowstone River for cold water and hungry trout.

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Madison River - Lower - July 9th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 88 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 7/9/14
Warm weather, blue skies, and water temps approaching 70 degrees means the bikini hatch is in full swing on the lower maddy and fishing is going to be tough. If excellent fishing on the Yellowstone and the Upper Madison isn't enough to get you headed elsewhere, plan on early starts and early exits on the lower madison. Nymphing will be your best bet and hiking up the Beartrap will help thin out the crowds.

Recommended Flies:

Low-rider Sally sz 14-16
Microfrank Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl sz 10-12
South Fork Secret sz 8
Snapping Craw sz 8
Clouser Crayfish sz 6-8
Bush's Dad sz 6-10
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
McCune's Sculpin sz 4-8
Lowe's Beadhead Juicy Legs sz 6-8
Sculpzilla sz 4-8
Pats Rubberlegs sz 4-10
Poxyback Golden Stone sz 10-14
Tungsten Goldenstone sz 8-12
Kyle's Beadhead Sally sz 12-14
Psycho Prince sz 14
BH Golden Prince sz 12-14
Super Pupa sz 14-18
Translucent Pupa sz 14-18
San Juan Worm sz 8-10
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18


Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Madison River - Lower - July 3rd, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 86 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Lower Madison Flyfishing Report 7/3/14
Summer is here in full force and while fishing continues to be good, warmer weathern means the toobers are out on the river so an early start is key. Bug activity remains consistent with the fish keying in on a variety of nymphs. Yellowsally, caddisflies, worms, and attractor nymphs like lightning bugs have been the flies of choice. This is a good time of year to escape some of the crowd and hike up the beartrap to find swifter, cooler water and eager fish.

Recommended Flies:

Low-rider Sally sz 14-16
Microfrank Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl sz 10-12
South Fork Secret sz 8
Snapping Craw sz 8
Clouser Crayfish sz 6-8
Bush's Dad sz 6-10
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
McCune's Sculpin sz 4-8
Lowe's Beadhead Juicy Legs sz 6-8
Sculpzilla sz 4-8
Pats Rubberlegs sz 4-10
Poxyback Golden Stone sz 10-14
Tungsten Goldenstone sz 8-12
Kyle's Beadhead Sally sz 12-14
Psycho Prince sz 14
BH Golden Prince sz 12-14
Super Pupa sz 14-18
Translucent Pupa sz 14-18
San Juan Worm sz 8-10
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18


Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Madison River - Lower - June 25th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 66 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing:
The fishing continues to be great on the Lower Madison from Ennis Dam down. Floating, hiking up the Beartrap Canyon, and wading the lower half are all great options to access the river. Drifting crayfish, stonefly, caddis, and attractor patterns under an indicator along mid-river seams and the banks have all produced lots of fish and we expect this trend to continue through the week. Streamer fishing with smaller patterns has been good on more overcast days. For those looking to fish dries there have been consistent hatches of PMDs, Mahoganies, Caddis, and lingering stonefly activty. Cooler weather has kept the fish happy and willing-- Not many better spots to fish right now!

Recommended Flies:

Low-rider Sally sz 14-16
Microfrank Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl sz 10-12
South Fork Secret sz 8
Snapping Craw sz 8
Clouser Crayfish sz 6-8
Bush's Dad sz 6-10
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
McCune's Sculpin sz 4-8
Lowe's Beadhead Juicy Legs sz 6-8
Sculpzilla sz 4-8
Pats Rubberlegs sz 4-10
Poxyback Golden Stone sz 10-14
Tungsten Goldenstone sz 8-12
Kyle's Beadhead Sally sz 12-14
Psycho Prince sz 14
BH Golden Prince sz 12-14
Super Pupa sz 14-18
Translucent Pupa sz 14-18
San Juan Worm sz 8-10
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Bitch-Creek Bugger sz 4-8

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Madison River - Lower - June 18th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 58 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing:

There is no shortage of fishy-food for the trout to gobble down right now on the Lower Madison which has made for willing trout and exciting fishing. On any given day you can expect to encounter Hydropsyche Caddis, Glossosoma Caddis, PMDs, yellow sallies, March Browns, Salmonflies, and Golden Stones buzzing around and a quick seine reveals no lack of scuds, worms, and midges. Daily weather conditions play a role in insect abundance but expect some very good fishing rain or shine. Nymphing mid-river seams at the edge of weed beds has been a great strategy for catching some big trout-- check out our Facebook page for the proof. Bouncing heavy stonefly nymphs along the bottom close to the banks is another way to go about catching trout. Recent overcast conditions which are forecast to hold through the week have made for some good streamer fishing, so if the skies are grey and casting sinking lines with 2/0 flies for big trout sounds like the perfect combo then head over to the Maddy and get stripping.

Recommended Flies:
Low-rider Sally sz 14-16
Microfrank Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl sz 10-12
South Fork Secret sz 8
Snapping Craw sz 8
Clouser Crayfish sz 6-8
Bush's Dad sz 6-10
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
McCune's Sculpin sz 4-8
Lowe's Beadhead Juicy Legs sz 6-8
Sculpzilla sz 4-8
Pats Rubberlegs sz 4-10
Poxyback Golden Stone sz 10-14
Tungsten Goldenstone sz 8-12
Kyle's Beadhead Sally sz 12-14
Psycho Prince sz 14
BH Golden Prince sz 12-14
Super Pupa sz 14-18
Translucent Pupa sz 14-18
San Juan Worm sz 8-10
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Bitch-Creek Bugger sz 4-8

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!
 
Madison River - Lower - June 12th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 68 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Lower Madison Flyfishing:

The lower Madison continues to provide the Bozeman area with a great option while other local rivers remain high and muddy. Adult Salmonflies are buzzing around, good numbers of Caddis on a daily basis, and a host of other bugs including PMDs and Yellow Sallies to keep things interesting. Streamer fishing continues to be good but the best fishing has been nymphing under an indicator with large stonefly nymphs and buggers. Flows have increased the past few days which makes things tougher than they have been but conditions remain great for a day out on the water.

Recommended Flies:
Low-rider Sally sz 14-16
Microfrank Yellow Sally sz 12-14
Elk Hair Caddis sz 14-18
Goddard Caddis sz 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl sz 6-12
Flutterbug sz 8
South Fork Secret sz 8
Snapping Craw sz 8
Clouser Crayfish sz 6-8
Bush's Dad sz 6-10
Coffey's Sparkle Minnow sz 4-6
McCune's Sculpin sz 4-8
Lowe's Beadhead Juicy Legs sz 6-8
Sculpzilla sz 4-8
Pats Rubberlegs sz 4-10
Poxyback Golden Stone sz 10-14
Tungsten Goldenstone sz 8-12
Kyle's Beadhead Sally sz 12-14
Psycho Prince sz 14
BH Golden Prince sz 12-14
Super Pupa sz 14-18
Translucent Pupa sz 14-18
San Juan Worm sz 8-10
Pheasant Tail sz 14-18
Bitch-Creek Bugger sz 4-8

Stop by the shop or drop us a line at (406)-333-4401 for all the latest scoop. Now get fishing!