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MT
United States
45° 53' 36.0744" N, 111° 31' 12.5652" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Current Conditions: The Upper is producing consistent fishing and is a good bet on a hot day as long as you get an early start. The morning fishing has been very good and then tapers off as the day progresses with afternoon fishing pretty somewhat slower than the morning. The dry fly bite is just OK and best in the early morning with caddis dries. The terrestrial fishing is getting better and some days can be very good fishing the skinnier water with small hoppers and ants. Nymph fishing has produced consistent results with large sculpin patterns now starting to move more fish. The rubber leg stones are still producing with the tail end of the nocturnal stone hatch, especially on the lower reaches of the river. Some type of caddis related pattern as a dropper is a good idea in the early morning and then smaller attractor nymphs behind something big is a safe bet for after 11am. The Month Ahead: The next few weeks should continue to produce some good fishing. The fishing scenario isn't going to change much in the coming weeks from the current report. Terrestrials will remain important and the beetle and ant fishing should improve. As water temperatures slowly drop the good fishing will extend late into the afternoon. As fishing pressure slows with kids going back to school larger fish will be less educated and start making more mistakes. Long Term Fishing Forecast: The Upper Madison is a very consistent fishery and this season should continue to produce good results up and down the river. The reports listed above should hold out into mid September. Things start to change a bit later in the fall with some baetis mayflies becoming an important factor. Fall fishing is always good on the Upper Madison. - See more at: http://www.montanaangler.com/montana-fishing-report/upper-madison-river-...

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Current Conditions:
The Lower is beginning to cool with the longer nights and fishing is improving by the day. The best fishing is still in the morning and afternoon water temperatures are still elevated but on cooler days it can fish well after lunch. 

The Month Ahead:
September and October are great months to target the Lower Madison with nearly ideal water temperatures. Big fish are opportunistic and best targeted with crayfish and streamers. The lower isn't the best terrestrial fishery but hoppers can still bring some decent fish to the net.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
October and November produce great fishing on the Lower Madison. Fall baetis hatches can produce great dry fly action over rising trout on cloudy days.

- See more at: http://www.montanaangler.com/montana-fishing-report/lower-madison-river-...

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The big news for the Madison is that the entire river is now open all year. If I had my choice of places to fish this week, that is where you would find me. The stretch above Reynolds Bridge has been great. Lots of midges and the fish are eating them! A #18 Griffith Gnat will work very well for you. There is not much snow over there but the river is low so keep that in mind if you’re wanting to float.

We still have a great selection of sale items in the shop so stop in if you’re in the area. Also we have a few guides chomping at the bit to get out and do a little rowing. A trip this time of the year is 495.00 and in my mind a guide trip this time of the year is a great experience so give us a call and we will do the rowing for you!

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