God I hope heaven looks like Montana in September. A prayer I say often and truly believe. Montana comes into its own in September and shows her best self. It has forgot the cold and snow of last winter, the refreshing rains of spring have brought life to the landscape and it has marinated in the summer sun to produce a perfect golden product. The rivers are veins of life flowing through a dramatic landscape. The September Montana I know is as close to perfect as one can imagine.
The last week of August is upon us and boy what an august we have had. The upper Madison River here by Ennis has fish amazingly well. We have enjoyed what some have considered the best hopper season we have seen in years. The Madison river flow today was still about 1,200 cfs and the temperature has been ranging from the mid fifties to the mid sixties.
The terrestrial fishing on the Upper Madison near Ennis has been the best we have seen in years. The water temperatures have been ranging between from the mid fifties to the mid sixties. While the river flows have been hovering around 1,260 CFS which is a little bit higher than norm for this time of year. These two factors may be what has lead to this great fishing.