I am not even calling this one a river report. It was questionable whether the last one was truly a river report or me just being canid about what’s happening at Montana Fish Man with no sugar coating. That is just the way I like it. Darci tells me to sugar coat things a little… Continue reading Update on Re-Opening, Guiding and staying safe while we do it, 4/24/2020….
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…
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 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 1140 cfs Old Kirby Place 1890 cfs Varney Bridge 3190 cfs Lower Madison 3120 cfs Runoff…It’s on again. At least for a time. There is still more than average amount snow in the Madison drainage for this time of year. With daytime highs reaching into the high 70s and low 80s the Madison… Continue reading On Again, Off Again, On Again…Madison River Report 6/13
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!
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….
Hebgen Dam 921cfs Old Kirby Place 1470cfs Varney Bridge 956cfs Lower Madison 1470cfs Winter is here now. Literally right now, as I write, he is sitting outside holding down a balmy -10 degrees Fahrenheit. That may seem cold until you find yourself in other parts of the beautiful state on Montana where temps… Continue reading Winter Fishing….on hold for now