Hebgen Dam 1080cfs Kirby Place 1100cfs Varney Bridge 1150cfs Lower Madison 1610cfs Just a quick update on the Madison Rivers gorge ice conditions. In the past 48 hours the Madison River has broken through the gorge ice that was sending the bulk of the river to the east of the main channel. The River was… Continue reading Madison River Gorge Update
Hebgen Dam 910cfs Kirby Place 971cfs Varney Bridge 1050cfs Lower Madison 1470cfs Thats not really true. It was as cold as -32 a few nights ago in places around the madison valley and I believe it got to about 41 or 42 degrees today. Almost flip flop weather if not for the 3 feet of… Continue reading 75 degrees warmer than it three days ago
Hebgen Dam: 921cfs Old Kirby Place: 971cfs Varney Bridge: 1040cfs Lower Madison: 1130cfs The sun is shining again in the Madison Valley. It has been about four or five days since we have seen a bright blue sky around here. Starting last Saturday the Madison Valley and Southwest Montana started to receive snow. A… Continue reading It seems like a long way away…
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
Hebgen Dam 900cfs Kirby 1010cfs Varney Bridge 1070cfs Lower Madison 1480cfs It’s been a little while since my last post. Ok, really let’s not kid around here, it’s been a very long time since my last post. I will spare you some sort self deprecating story about how I’m not good at this and get… Continue reading It’s official….
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
Hebgen Dam 1200 cfs Old Kirby Place 1250 cfs Varney Bridge 1350 cfs Lower Madison 1650 cfs We have been getting out on the water with a bit more frequency over the past couple weeks here in Ennis Montana. Now that spring has officially arrived we are getting into a time period that I… Continue reading Second Day of Spring!
It is still cold here in Ennis Montana and although we have had some mild temperatures and a good snow year winter is still hanging on. As I begin to put everything in order for the upcoming season I am excited about one new addition in particular. The upgraded lake boat. Ennis lake has always… Continue reading New Addition!
Not the most impressive headline I know. Many people have already been floating and if one lives where the weather is a little nicer in the winter there really isn’t a first float of the year. Winter in Montana gives us time that we generally can’t put the boat in to float the Madison River.… Continue reading First float of 2017
It’s now past the middle of February and it’s really starting to feel a little more like spring around the Madison Valley. Days are getting noticeably longer and the daytime temperatures are creeping up into the 40s and even 50 on occasion. If past years are any kind of indicator, Old Man winter is gone… Continue reading Feeling a bit more like spring…
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?
Hebgen Dam 705cfs Old Kirby Place 1430cfs Varney Bridge 2820cfs Lower Madison 2990cfs Technically the official start of summer is something like June 20th but the last five or six days have felt like summer with temperatures getting into the mid 80’s. We had a rainy May and the Madison Valley is as green as… Continue reading Summer is Almost Here