• Montana Madison River Fishing has been excellent; it doesn’t get any better than it is right now! Get out there and enjoy the fishing and beautiful Montana summer! Flows out of Hebgen are 1230 cfs and at Kirby, by the West Fork of the Madison the flows are 1690 cfs. Water visibility is good now. Salmonflies are between the lakes now, so if you’ve been waiting, now is the time! The river below Quake is getting hatches of Goldenstones, Caddis, tan and olive #14, #16, olive stoneflies #12, #14. In...

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  • EXERCISE CAUTION AND  BE SAFE OUT THERE. WE ARE STILL IN SPRING RUN OFF. RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE HIGHER AND FLOWING FASTER THAN WE'VE SEEN IN AWHILE. THERE HAVE BEEN DROWNINGS FROM PEOPLE TRYING TO CROSS CREEKS AND RIVERS IN MONTANA SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL.   Montana Madison River The flow out of Hebgen is 1890 cfs and at Kirby it is 2420 cfs. The water below Quake Lake is off color, but still very fishable. Larger darker nymphs and bead head droppers that are pearlescent are doing well. Remember...

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  • Yellowstone National Park Firehole River Yellowstone's waters are open now to fishing and the opening weekend was great! The Firehole River fished well and anglers enjoyed the cooler temperatures that slowed the runoff a bit. The rivers are out of their banks just a bit, so it is up in the grass along the banks. This has not affected the clarity as of now and the water is that tea color which is great for the fishing. Something that works out well for fishing the tea colored water is Arrick's UV...

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  • Montana Madison River This year we have an above normal snowpack, the year to date precipitation for the Madison River basin is 137% and the Gallatin River Basin is 132%. This means that the flow out of the Hebgen Dam is also above normal at 1410 cfs. The fishing has been good, especially between the lakes. Lots of rainbows up from Quake Lake to spawn. They're near the end of spawning, so be aware of the redds in the shallow gravel areas. Avoid wading in these areas. The best flies...

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  • Montana Madison RIver Seems like everything is hatching and all the fish are eating, especially in the float section of the river. Salmonflies, Goldenstones, Morning PMD's; and in the afternoon, caddis. If you stick with the big bug you won't get many, but the ones you land will be larger. Go with caddis and you will get more action witht the smaller to medium sized fish. Last week the releases from Hebgen were down to 500cfs, which is very low. Extra stress on the fish resulted and fishing got tough....

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  • Madison River in Montana Montana Madison River This is the place to go and fish! The river has really shaped up in the past week. The water clarity is good as Cabin and Beaver Creeks and the West Fork are just about done with their runoff already.  As for the bugs, they are starting to hatch. Caddis are now showing up, more below Pine Butte. Salmonflies and Goldenstones are between Ruby and Macatee bridge. Some have been seen at the West Fork area and they're still active by Varney. Dry...

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