Madison River Fishing Report

Madison River Beaverhead River Jefferson River Big Hole River Back Country Angling

Our Madison River Fishing Report is as reliable as Old Faithful.  It will ensure your have the time of your life fishing the Madison River, one of Montana’s must see natural attractions.  But if you are planning on doing any Madison River fly fishing, you better be in tune with the river’s conditions and what flies are working, or it is likely to be a long day.  Stay up to date with the state of the river with Sunrise Fly Shop’s Madison River Fishing Report. Check back often for the latest information including flies, weather, and flows.

Click here for more information on fly fishing the Madison River, or Contact Us today to start planning your next fly fishing vacation.

Date: 31-Oct-2013
Fishing Report:

The lower Madison is a good winter option for fishing.  Good hatches of midges come off on overcast damp days.  Nymphing can be productive on eggs, San Juan Worms and dead drifting buggers. 

For winter updates stay in touch with our blog.  

Flies: #4 Cat Puke, #4 Fluttering Stone #6 Pats rubber legs, sheila Sculpin, #4 Slap-N-Tickle #8 Copper Zonker, #4 Muddy Buddy, #6 Black Bow River Bugger #8 San Juan Worm

USGS Current Madison River Water Flows

Previous Reports

Date: 17-Jun-2012
Fishing Report:

The upper Madison has 2 to 3 feet of visibility and the nymphing has been excellent. The Salmonflies are migrating to the banks and it won't be long before the big hatch starts. We have been mainly nymphing pat's stones and streamer fishing.In the next three to five days you should see more adult Salmonflies hatching on the upper Madison.



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