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43 years ago I walked into The Tackle Shop for the first time and began my love affair with the Madison River. The river fishes today as good or better than it ever did and the service at The Tackle Shop has never been better. John, I thank you for making my Madison River experience beyond my expectations every year. See you this summer and every summer in the future.

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Madison River Fishing Report 3-22-19

we are starting to see less snowmobile trailers and more boat and raft trailers here in Ennis this week. winter has finally given up some and the Madison river has started to open up some. Anglers have been floating Lyons to McAtee and some have even floated Varney to Eight mile.  The fishing is still kinda slow but Anglers are having success out there.

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Madison River Fishing Report 3-15

We are finally starting to see some blue skies here in Ennis. With this nicer weather Anglers are bitting at the bit to get out of the house and wet a fly. The past couple of weeks were pretty tough on the Madison River. With record cold temps the river froze up and gorged through town. However there are still places to fish if you want to get out. your best bet right now will be below Ennis lake or above Lyons Bridge. Reynolds pass has been fishing well for the folks willing to wade through some snow to get to the river. 

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Fishing Report for the Madison River March 2, 2019

So when is spring going to arrive and the fishing get good on the Madison River in Montana?  That is anyones guess right now.  The weather man is calling for the next 10 days of cold.  Hopefully after that things change and we can start breaking up.  Spring officially starts in like 18 days so lets put our hope that Old Man Winter can read the calendar.  


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Madison River Fishing Report 2-1-19

The Madison river near Ennis was flowing slush free this morning. It looks like Saturday might be a great day to get out and fish. The boat ramps from Varney to Valley garden are all accessible. Fish will be holding in the slower deeper water. 

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