Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Fly Tying · Montana · Snow PAck · Winter Fishing

Looking a bit like last year

Hebgen Dam 900cfs Old Kirby Place 982cfs Varney Bridge 1020cfs Lower Madison 1480cfs We are about a third of the way through winter here in southwest Montana. It’s been fairly mild so far. Flies are getting tied and fly boxes are beginning to fill back up in preparation for the 2020 season around Ennis, Montana.… Continue reading Looking a bit like last year

Brown Trout · Dry Fly Fishing · Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Hoppers · Madison River · Montana · Rainbow Trout · salmonflies · Summer Fishing

Thankful for another year…

Hebgen Dam 930 cfs Old Kirby Place 1030 cfs Varney Bridge “ice” likely around 1050-1100 cfs Lower Madison 1260 cfs As we tick away at the last hours of 2019 I can not help but look back on the year and be thankful for another year spent on the river with old friends, family, old… Continue reading Thankful for another year…

Brown Trout · Dry Fly Fishing · Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Hoppers · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Summer Fishing · Uncategorized

Madison River Fishing Report 8/28/19

Hebgen Dam 1110cfs Old Kirby Place 1100cfs Varney Bridge 1180cfs Lower Madison 1620cfs I’m going to do this fishing report thing kinda quick. It’s hopper season. Fish a hopper. Maybe add an ant or moth or beetle if you’d like to get fancy. Waters good, temps are good, fish are bigger and they’re plentiful. That’s… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 8/28/19

Brown Trout · Dry Fly Fishing · Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · Montana · Rainbow Trout · Summer Fishing

Madison River Fishing Report 7/19/19 among other things

Hebgen Dam 1150cfs Old Kirby Place 1360cfs Varney Bridge 1720cfs Lower Madison 2060cfs I haven’t been anywhere else. So this is the only report I have. If you want to know how the Ruby River is fishing you should go check it out. I would love to hear how it is. I love that little… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 7/19/19 among other things

Dry Fly Fishing · Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Spring Fishing

Madison River Report 6/24/19

Hebgen Dam 830 cfs Old Kirby Place 1180 cfs Varney Bridge 1700 cfs Lower Madison 2010 cfs With dropping flows and clearing water conditions the Madison River is in great shape. Even with some new snow on the first day summer runoff is over and on its way out here in the Madison Valley. We… Continue reading Madison River Report 6/24/19

Brown Trout · Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Ro Drift Boats · Runoff · Spring Fishing

Run Off on Hold….For now, Madison River Fishing Report 5/24

Hebgen Dam 1220cfs Old Kirby Place 1490cfs Varney Bridge 1920cfs Lower Madison 2080cfs It has been a cold week here in South West Montana. Steady 15-20mph winds out of the North and cold temperatures have really slowed the progression of run off over the past 7-10 days. Water levels have been dropping and the river… Continue reading Run Off on Hold….For now, Madison River Fishing Report 5/24

Brown Trout · Ennis, Montana · Madison River · Montana · Spring Fishing

Madison River Fishing Report 4/15/19

Hebgen Dam 1560 cfs Old Kirby Place 1610 cfs Varney Bridge 1810 cfs Lower Madison 2290 cfs The first major thing of note is that the flows on the Madison River have come up a fair amount in the last week and a half. This is not an early push of runoff water. This is… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 4/15/19