Category Archives: Madison River

Fishing The Salmonfly Hatch in Yellowstone Park

The Salmonfly hatch is one of the most anticipated events of the year
The Salmonfly Hatch is one of the most anticipated events each year here in the northern Rockies. Locals and visiting anglers alike eagerly await the chance to fish dry flies so large that they often draw laughs or skeptical looks from those who have never witnessed the hatch. Yellowstone Park is...Read more

Fishing Yellowstone Park in June

Fly fishing Yellowstone National Park in June
Although June is the height of run-off here in the Northern Rockies, fishing options in Yellowstone National Park abound. In fact, fishing the park during June is one of the premier ways to beat run-off. The fishing season in YNP opens Memorial Day weekend so the fish will not have faced much...Read more

4 Tips For Fishing The Madison River in August

August wade fishing on the Upper Madison
August is an extremely popular time to visit and flyfish the Madison River . The Madison can fish well during all 12 months of the year, and each month sees a different set of challenges for fishermen to solve. During August, those challenges can include warm, sunny weather, fishing pressure, and...Read more

4 Keys to Success When Fishing the Madison River in Early June

June fishing on the Madison River
Montana is filled with a variety of different rivers, spring creeks and lakes. The diversity of fishing is staggering and the complexity and variety only increases as we consider different times of year as each fishery changes dramatically in how and where the fish are found over the course of the...Read more

Fall Run Browns On The Madison River

Madison River in Yellowstone Park
For myself and many other local anglers, Montana’s fall run of Brown Trout is the most anticipated event of the year. Large, lake dwelling trout begin moving into the river systems during late September and October and are accessible to fly anglers during this pre-spawn period. Productive fishing...Read more

Top 5 Nymphs For The Madison River

5 Top Nymphs for the Madison River The Madison River is quite simply a fantastic nymph fishery. Day in and day out, nymphing the Madison produces quality fish. The consistency of the fishery is one of the main reasons why it is so famous and draws anglers from around the world. Lets take a look at...Read more

5 Tips For Fishing The Lower Madison At High Water

Big Lower Madison Brown
The “Lower” Madison is one of the most reliable float fisheries in our area during runoff. Though the river will get high, it only rarely becomes too muddy to fish, making it a good option in May and June when the Yellowstone is blown out. The “Lower” refers to the section of the Madison River...Read more

New Options for Spring Fishing on the Madison River

Spring Fishing on the Madison River
Fishing regulation changes for 2016 have opened up some great new options for anglers on the Madison River. Previously, much of the river was closed between the end of February and the 3rd Saturday in May. Now, the entire river from Hebgen Lake to the Missouri River, nearly 100 miles of productive...Read more

5 Tips For Fishing The Salmonfly Hatch On The Madison

Madison River Salmonflys
The annual Salmon Fly hatch on Montana’s Madison River is one of fly fishing’s most storied and anticipated events. Salmon Fly time is hands down your best shot at landing a true trophy trout on a dry fly. The sight of a 3 inch long insect splashing about the surface is enough to draw even the...Read more

The Best Techniques for Fishing the Madison River's Large Rocks

Fishing large rocks on the Madison can produce big results
Rocks always hold trout in streams and rivers. Island rocks on the Madison river are like normal rocks on steroids and are probably the single best type of trout habit found in a river. Island rocks are special types of medium to large rocks that are surrounded by much smaller sediments like sand...Read more

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