Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · Spring Fishing · Summer Fishing

UPDATES….4/1/2020, Guiding on Hold till April 10th…

Hebgen Dam 932cfs Old Kirby Place 1030cfs Varney Bridge 1150cfs Lower Madison 1280cfs This is not an April Fools joke. Seriously, it seems as though it should be but it is not unfortunately. Montana was recently issued Stay at Home (click link for more info) orders until April 10th and this means Guiding and Outfitting… Continue reading UPDATES….4/1/2020, Guiding on Hold till April 10th…

Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Snow PAck · Summer Fishing

Madison River Fishing Report 3/25/2020….

Hebgen Dam 953 cfs Old Kirby Place 1030 cfs Varney Bridge 1140 cfs Lower Madison 1460 cfs A lot has happened around the country and around the world since the last time I checked in. Obviously the COVID-19 virus has dictated much of our lives over the past couple of weeks. There are still things… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 3/25/2020….

Ennis, Montana · fly fishing · Madison River · madison valley · Montana · Snow PAck · Spring Fishing · Winter Fishing

March 2nd, Late Winter Madison River Fishing Report

Hebgen Dam 880cfs Old Kirby Ranch 959cfs Varney Bridge 1120cfs Lower Madison River 1460cfs March 2d in the Madison Valley and it is really starting to feel a lot like spring. Markedly different than this time last year. At this time last year myself and others where scrambling to dig drift boats out of 3… Continue reading March 2nd, Late Winter Madison River Fishing Report

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 · Dry Fly Fishing · Ennis, Montana · Madison River · Spring Fishing

Madison River Fishing Report 5/1

Hebgen Dam 1790cfs Old Kirby Place 1890cfs Varney Bridge 2150cfs Lower Madison 2110cfs May 1st is officially in the books and although Old Man Winter can not decide if he is done with us yet, the spring fishing has been fair to great most days and his grip on us is slowing loosening. True to… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report 5/1

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