Hebgen Dam 1060 cfs Old Kirby Place 1810cfs Varney Bridge 2870 cfs Lower Madison 3540 cfs A couple of big things happened in the last 48 hours. The first big thing is that the beginning of our run off or spring melt has started and we will now be watching gauges and creeks to keep… Continue reading Madison River report and quarantine update 5/20…
Hebgen Dam 1040cfs Old Kirby Place 1400cfs Varney Bridge 1600 cfs Lower Madison 2310cfs So we got a little more information on guiding and outfitting as restrictions begin to loosen and some of begin to go back to work. As of now the 14 day quarantine stands for both non resident and resident travelers entering… Continue reading Clearer Guidance on Guiding, A Start to Runoff and Brief River Report 5/4/2020…
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….
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
Hebgen Dam 1120cfs Kirby Place 1160cfs Varney Bridge 1260cfs Lower Madison 1700cfs Good size trout coming up to eat big dries on the Madison River in the last days of March? While not unheard of, is a bit of an April fools joke. We tried and tried and tried and only got a couple of… Continue reading Madison River Fishing Report for April 1st, Hitting Dries!