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

Madison River Fishing Report 4/21/2020…

Hebgen dam 1030 cfs Old Kirby Place 1130 cfs Varney Bridge 1270 cfs Lower Madison River 1470 cfs I have found it difficult to write river reports during these times. For one; I am not fishing nearly as much was I would like. Two; with no work and cancellations into June it is hard to… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 4/21/2020…

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 · 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

Ennis, Montana · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Rainbow Trout · Spring Fishing · Winter Fishing

My first Madison River trips in the books….

Hebgen Dam 1080 cfs Old Kirby Place 1090 cfs Varney Bridge 1180 cfs Lower Madison 1730 cfs It feels good to be back in the saddle again, the proverbial saddle that is. . It is a bit more of a tractor seat but that just does not have the same ring to it. Being in… Continue reading My first Madison River trips in the books….

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

Dragging His Feet

Hebgen Dam 1360 cfs Kirkby Ranch 1450 cfs Varney Bridge 1670 cfs Lower Madison 1910 cfs   Going into the first couple weeks of spring it was obvious that Old Man Winter was dragging his feet a little bit. He didn’t seem to care that we had our first official day of spring and that… Continue reading Dragging His Feet

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

Are you ready?

Hebgen Dam 663 cfs Old Kirby Place 1050 cfs Varney Bridge 1700 cfs Lower Madison 2550 cfs (this gauge hasn’t had fresh reading in two days) Both he Upper and Lower Madison rivers have seen drastically improving conditions over the past several days. Turbidity is decreasing along with the flow decrease. We have three plus… Continue reading Are you ready?

Ennis, Montana · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Rainbow Trout · Ro Drift Boats · Simms Fishing

A Bit of Change on the Madison River

Hebgen Dam 910 cfs Old Kirby Place 1180 cfs Varney Bridge 1480 cfs Ennis Dam 218 cfs Lower Madison 1389 cfs I’ve noticed some changes out there the past several days on the Madison River. Some good, that’s to say that the changes might benefit the angler. Some not so good, depending on how we… Continue reading A Bit of Change on the Madison River