Post Run-Off on the Upper Madison

Madison River Fly Fishing

We fished the Upper Madison today on a guide trip. The river has been steadily dropping (currently at 1850 cfs) and the water clarity is improving to about two feet of visibility. Although we didn't net a large number of trout today, we interacted with some true hogs. The moderate visibility combined with limited fishing pressure during run-off has the big fish hungry and opportunistic. Catching the river on the first fishable days following run-off vividly demonstrates the number of huge fish lurking in the Madison, and provides one of the best opportunities of the year to set a hook into them. Madison river fishing is only going to improve over the course of the next week! Get here if you can.

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