Check out the trailer for Trout TV's episode with us on the Madison River. The video was from the opening two days in May of the upper Madison. Enjoy!
Fisherman in Montana are big spenders adding 907.8 million annually to the economy. Study by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks about the economic impact of hunters and fisherman in Montana.
The outstanding spring fishing on the Madison River continues. Dry Fly in the afternoon with BWO's . Nymphing all the time. If you want to get and stay bent get out on the Madison Now.
The Caddis have started here on the Upper Madison.
The Mothers Day Caddis Hatch is in full swing! The best Dry fly fishing has been mid afternoon but you can swing them up with emergers almost all day.
The Madison River is still fishing well on dry fly's. March Browns, Caddis and few skwalas bumping around keep the fish looking up. Cool weather for the next few days should keep the snow melt at bay and keep the visibility of the river good.
Lat 45 Adventure Ministries held their first annual fishing derby on the Madison along with a fund raising banquet on April 9.
Opening day on the Upper Madison is Saturday. With the water conditions and flow we are looking at one of the best opening days in recent memory. Get out and fish and then stop in Ennis for the Brew and Spirit Festival.
Get down to Ennis tomorrow for the opening of the Upper Madison to Fishing as well as the Brew and Spirit Festival. Over 20 Montana breweries and distilleries on hand as well as food and fun for the entire family.
Don't believe the hype on the street the Madison River is not blown out and is fishing well.
Guest Blog from one of our Guides Chris Stroup titled. The Madison: The River that Makes no Sense. A fishing guides view on what keeps him coming back to this great river and why it is constantly challenging.
The Madison River is high but fishable. Be very careful at this level floating with the low bridges.
With the dropping water and clearing the Madison River is fishing well with both dry and nymphs. Salmon Fly's in the next week to 10 days.
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.
Father's Day is quickly approaching and if you have not got the perfect gift for your fishy father now is the time. We tried to make the shopping easier and assembled a list of the 5 Fishy Father's Day Gifts Under 50 Bucks.
Salmon Fly's, Goldens, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and PMD's the Madison River is fishing really well right now.
A quick look ahead on what to expect on the Madison river in August.
With a little more water in the river and a week of cooler temps the Madison River continues to produce each and every day.
With the fall like weather and cooler water temps the Madison River has continued to produce some really big fish.
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.
The long range weather monkey is saying a warm up in coming and that can spell some great winter fishing on the Madison River.
More seasonal weather means good winter fishing on the Madison River. Lots of great reports river wide. Bobber lobbers are still king this time of year but some epic winter. dry fly fishing to midge hatches are right around the corner.
More seasonal weather has produced some good winter fishing on the Madison River. The river is in good shape with not much gourging. The gourging that has happened is mostly in the channels section below Valley Garden. If you stay above that the water should be open with just the occasional shelf ice.
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.
This past week we had some great spring like weather on the Madison River that extends to today. This nice warm flip flop wearing weather while nice for the fly shop guy actually started some runn off and bumped up the river. What does this mean for the weekend fishing.
With the warmer weather the Madison River bumped up and went off color. It is getting better each and every day with the cooler weather and continues to fish extremely well. Streamers, Nymphs and the occasional dry fly opportunity.
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.
Looking ahead to the remainder of the week. The guessers are saying that we will get back into the 60 and lower 70 for a few days before the next little disturbance comes in over the weekend. Be aware they are saying just light rain and cooler. Sound familiar? Expect to see the main Madison get back into somewhat fishable state if they are right. Pretty typical spring weather for us.
Thanks to everyone who made 2016 great. A cool video recap of some special days with great people on the river. Without all of you we could not continue to live the life of our dreams.