Musings and other mental wanderings from inside the Tackle Shop in Ennis Montana
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The Madison River along with other rivers in the Montana are all very high right now. In fact some are getting to flood stage. With the amount of snow we have in the mountains the current levels are sure to rise even more. Currently on the Madison River we are sitting at 3560 CFS at Varney Bridge.
This was the second year we hosted a trip to Belize and the fabulous El Pescador lodge in March. Again we were joined on this adventure by a group of friends and anglers. The experience level of the group was all over the map. A few anglers had extensive experience and a few anglers this was there first trip to the salt to chase fish.
Late Winter and Early Spring can be a great time to get out and fish. Make sure these 5 nymphs are in your box when you go.
While February is the shortest month it usually feels like it takes forever. It is the month football ends and that weekly ritual most of us have had is now gone and we are looking to start something new.
Our February Madison River Newsletter
While most of the outdoor activities this time of year revolve around one question “ Did you get your elk yet?” the savvy fisherman knows this might just be a great time to land a really large fish.
Montana weather is crazy. The second half of September and the first few weeks of October were below normal in temps and even the first permanent snow on the mountains. Now we are in what many call extended Indian summer with highs in the 50’s. If this weather pattern continues it means two things. First hunters are going to angry and second, fisherman will love it. Our extended autumn has given us a bonus season.