Madison River Fishing Report 9/17/15
Madison River Fishing Report
One of the many great things about being in Ennis is the ability to fish whenever you get a chance, even if it just for a few casts. The Madison River offers amazing fish in some of the most unique spots, some of the runs or holes look like they wouldn't even hold a 6 incher and BAM giant browns! This amazing fishery will surpise you at all times and on more than one occation humble even the best of us. After working almost 10 hours in the shop and constantly dreaming of fish, Stew Lewis went out and stung this beauty 21" Brown Trout in some of the skinniest water out there. These are the ones that keep you coming back.
The warm weather we have experienced recently, combined wit this season's below average snowpack has led Montana FWP to place "Hoot Owl" closures on many S.W. Montana Trout Streams. This means that they are closed to angling from 2 p.m. until midnight each day until conditions improve. In order to lift the restrictions, FWP will need to see the daily high water temperature stay below a certain level for several consecutive days along with a cooler weather forecast, which we currently have. So stay tuned....
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."
~ Roderick Haig-Brown