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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Mike Lum reports on 8.25.2016

Late summer in the Madison Valley. Things here are about what you’d expect, maybe a little stranger than usual but then again nothing’s really all that surprising any more. Fishing is stranger than truth! It’s been hot and dry for weeks/months now. There have been threats here and there of some afternoon thunderstorms…none have materialized.

The river is at a bare bones...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Trout Stalkers Reports on 7.28.2016

The Upper Madison is still fishing pretty well in both the wade and float sections, with steady dry fly fishing throughout the morning and consistent dropper and nymphing in the afternoon hours. Things are starting to heat up a bit so getting out somewhat early has been beneficial but not absolutely essential. The water flows are staying steady, sitting right...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

Well that’s a wrap folks.  This coming Saturday is the last day of my 2014 Montana fly fishing season. I thought that last year was the best year we’d had in five years but this season took the title right away from 2013. I will be on the first thing smoking on Monday morning back to the Bay Area to hopefully crush stripers on the Delta!

Before I...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

We are entering into the last days of the season up here in the mountains. The trees are changing colors the days are getting shorter but the fishing continues to get better! We been able to land a couple river donkeys each day if not on occasion all day giant fish! The crowds have left so you can get lucky and spend the whole day on the river and...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

The Blast n’ Cast. After a great day on the river and a beautiful evening approaching we decided to put in a little hunt with the dog.  We were able to put down a couple of Huns and a grouse with a bonus Jack! With the Madison Valley offering fly fishing, bird hunting and big game hunting the fall is the best time of year to visit. 

The Madison has...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

It’s the dog days of the “Indian Summer” here in Montana.  Bright blue skies, 75 F and big fish at the end of the line, could you ask for more? We’ve been able to get some nice size rainbows and browns on hoppers through out the day with the streamer bite really kicking in lately.  

Flows have been the name of the game. The Madison has run at the...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

With the weather working out for us and it feeling more like September than December here fishing is still on fire! We’ve been able to pick up nice trout on dry flys, hoppers and ants, and dragging bunny fur as brought us some trophy Montana trout. With flows on the Madison at a steady average 1300 cfs we are looking at a great fall for fly fishing...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

Browns. That should be all I need to say but let me dive into this! As fall/winter creeps up on us (today woke up to snow, tomorrow 65 F and sunny, hey it’s Montana), the browns are getting super angry and horny.  The fall run is approaching fast and we, the angler and fish, are gearing up for some of the best fishing of the year.  

As for now the...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

Nicholas A. Peterson, NorthShore of the Madison

Labor Day Weekend was cold and wet up here in the Madison Valley. With the Yellowstone river completely blowing out again from the heavy heavy rain we’ve had there has been a significant increase in anglers and drift boats on the Madison. We’ve had good fish on olive colored streamers with a caddis fly hatch coming off in the evening if the...

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Madison River Fly Fishing Report

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Nicholas A. Peterson, North Shore of the Madison

With the weather like it was last week it did not feel like summer anymore. With the first snow in the mountains and colder temps last week allowed the fishing to pick up even more than it all ready was! The fish can feel the colder weather and the shorter days making them super angry and hungry as they fatten up for winter. The browns are going...

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