Madison River Fishing Report - Lower River
MADISON RIVER VALLEY ~ YELLOWSTONE RIVER VALLEY ~ GALLATIN RIVER VALLEY ~ BOZEMAN ~ ENNIS ~ LIVINGSTON ~ BIG SKY ~ GARDINER
Montana Angler Fly Fishing, 76 Lucille Lane, Bozeman MT 59718
The Lower has been a consistent producer recently and should hold form throughout the spring. The Lower
tends to get better and better until water temps finally get too warm at the end of June. Flows can fluctuate
but generally the clarity is almost always fishable right through run off. One day the fishing can be lights out
and the next day just OK, especially if flows are bumped. Fly selection is pretty basic - mostly nymphing
with crayfish, streamers or worms up top trailed by either caddis, march brown or baetis emergers.
The Month Ahead:
The Lower will be a go to location for the entire spring. The best fishing is usually nymphing and maybe
pulling streamers. If the river has just bumped up sometimes fishing is slower but if flows are stable it is
usually a very good bet.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Lower will just keep producing until temperatures get too warm around late June.