Here is the truth as we sit right now. Yes some salmon flies have arrived down near town to the lake area and upstream for a few miles. The river is still BIG with huge flows. This is the start of the hatch and a few fish are up on them but the majority of the fish are still chowing down below.
We are seeing a multi day rain event that is not totally unusual for June on the Madison River of Montana. The fishing stays good and will only improve because of the rain. The entire river is fishable and the fish are hungry.
Okay Folks here is the skinny on the Madison River conditions. Right now the river is running pretty high but it has leveled off this week and we are expecting the water to start going back down to more fishable levels. You still can't get under the bridges below Lyons but the river has been fishing really well above Lyons in the wade only section. The Madison here in town is still muddy but we will start to see the banks clearing up hopefully this week.