Lower Madison River Fishing Report

Friday, April 9, 2021
Lower Madison River

Lower Madison Fishing Report

Current Conditions:

The Lower has been a consistent producer recently and should hold form throughout the spring. The trout are still in the slower holding waters so setting up on the right buckets to thoroughly work the water is better than blindly spraying casts as you float down the river. If you plan a float make it a shorter float to provide plenty of time to work water.  Nymphing has been productive with crayfish, eggs, worms and baetis nymphs. Slow stripping streamers can also roll a few nice browns.

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. Beatis hatches can be strong on warm but cloudy days. When the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch gets going in mid May that can produce some decent dry fly activity on the right days.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

The Lower will just keep producing until temperatures get too warm around late June.