Here is a great video that Guide Bill Youngs and I help film for Southwest Montana Tourism association. Some great views of the Madison River.
A short Net Flicks video from the Madison River on 6-14-2015 of a nice rainbow release. Angler Craig Eggers caught this rainbow on an olive Trevors Sculpin.
Ennis Montana's famous 4th of July Parade. A great celebration of America from one of its best small towns. Filmed in the Heart of Montana, on the banks of the Madison River. The small fly fishing town of Ennis throws the best 4th of July party with a Parade and Rodeo. If you ever wanted to experience the America of past generations come to Ennis Montana on the 4th of July.
A quick look ahead on what to expect on the Madison river in August.
The Madison River continues to fish well each day. The cooler and wet weather we had has given new life to the river. The fish are concentrating on smaller nymphs and the may fly nymph variety has gotten the job done for the past week.
With a little more water in the river and a week of cooler temps the Madison River continues to produce each and every day.
The cool fall like weather with the rain and snow has supercharged the fishing. It is fall on the Madison and it is time to get out and catch some really big fish. The water temps are cool and the fish are on the feed.
There is still good fishing to be had even in the dead of winter on the Madison River. If you pick your day you can get into a bunch of fish and will most likely have the river to yourself.
Do you ever wonder what fishing guides do in the winter. Sure from April to November they are busy floating some of the best rivers on earth but what do they do the rest of the year. Each guide is different and has carved out a specific life for themselves. In this series we will take some of our favorite guides and let you know what they do to get through the long dark months between guide seasons.
With the warm spring like weather the fishing on the Madison River has come alive. It may still be winter but the fish think it is spring.
While the calendar might say it is still winter but thanks to some El Nino fueled warm days the river and the fisherman are starting to wake up. Good fishing can be found across much of Montana during this time of year and eager local fisherman after a long winter lay over are more than happy to oblige.
With the week ahead of good weather now is the time to break out the rod and waders and get to the Madison River. The fish have really got on the feed the last few days and it might just be some of the best fishing of spring.
The Madison River continues to impress and fish really well. The water is cold, the fish are hungry and the river traffic is light
The Madison is windy so make sure you have the correct gear to combat the wind.
Even with this snap of winter like weather the Madison River continues to fish well and impress each and every day, With the warm weather last week the river did rise and come slightly off color but the fish are still on the feed in a big way.
Each year thousands of people make the trek from each and every state and other countries for their first fishing trip to Montana. They have been lured by numerous magazine articles, blog posts, tales and stories from the in the know crowd and they depart for Montana ready to land two foot trout and pay a pilgrimage to the holy water.
It is that time of year again when the brown water of spring hits us all. We have had the clock ticking for several weeks and not the alarm has sounded. We are seeing run off conditions in the Madison River right now and the water is off colored most of the way. Not to worry here are some options to stay bent on the Madison River.
The Upper Madison River is running about 2680 CFS at Varney Bridge right now. This is getting into the big stage so be really careful navigating especially around the lower bridges on the Upper Madison River. If you need to get out and catch a fish stay either really high in the $3 Bridge area and above or try fishing the lower.
Spring like weather means spring like fishing on the Madison River. We have been seeing some good weather and the fish have responded. It is mostly a nymph game with the occasional dry fly opportunity. Worms, eggs, stone fly and midge stuff will keep you bent almost all day.
Fishing has been getting better on the Madison River this week. It is still a weather dependent thing. Get a good day and the fishing is great. Old man winter shows up and it is slow. The water temps are starting to rise and the fish are getting hungry.