The Lower is officially in "Hoot Owl" restrictions. This means all fishing has to cease at 2pm. If you do go to the Lower Madison check water temperatures first. Often water temps in mid summer are too warm even very early in the day. If there is a cold spell it can be great, but otherwise this is more of a early and late season fishery. There are many better options in the area to get your trout fix this time of year!
The Month Ahead:
The Lower Madison will continue to be warm for most of the day unless we have a cold snap. Watch for cooler temps around storms to drop water temperatures before going on the lower Madison.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Lower will not be much of an option until we start to get longer nights in late August. Look for temps to be back to normal by September with some great fall fishing to be had.