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Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 4-8-2017

Fishing Report for the Madison River in Montana 4-8-2017

Fishing Conditions

Well it has happened. We knew the 80 degree days would catch up with us eventually. It has. There is a significant strip at Lyons bridge from the West Fork. All of the other feeder streams are pumping mud at this point as well. Best bet right now is to get above the west fork. Think $3 Bridge and Reynolds Pass. This is your best option right now. Looks like cooler weather is headed our way and this will help. Typically the Madison does not get totally unfishable. If we get some more typical weather with cooler nights we will return to the norm of high and slightly off colored but plenty fishable. Stay tuned things change quickly this time of year.

Fly Patterns


Mothers Day Caddis down low.


Pats Rubber leg in black 4-6, Girdle Bug 4-6, San Juan Worm Red 8,


The Bigger and black the better, Think Trevors Sculpin, Buggers, Sculpin the One, Sculpzilla all in black or dark colors

More Info

USGS flow information


Shuttle Services:

Meadowlark Shuttles


Dorothy’s Shuttle Service
Quake to Ennis Lake

John Way Posted by John Way

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