Madison River Fishing Reports

HOT AS A PISTOL BUT COOL INSIDE
MAY 2023 UPDATED 5/12/2023 We are getting closer to summer and it is sure starting to feel like it. The weather over the last week has been going up and down, we’ve had warmer days in the upper 60’s with...
HOW HIGH'S THE WATER, MAMA?
MAY 2023UPDATED 5/05/2023 Welcome to the early days of spring runoff. The Upper Madison is rising with the warmer temperatures and we’re seeing high turbidity closer to town. The West Fork of the Madison is starting to pump in a...
All About Trout
APRIL 2023UPDATED 4/25/2023 Spring has finally sprung here, and we are now in that sweet spot between winter and spring runoff. Both the Upper and Lower Madison are in great shape and have been fishing great! Choose your poison, because...
BEAR GONE FISHIN'
APRIL 2022UPDATED 4/14/2022 With warmer weather on the way, we’ve seen an increase in boat traffic down the main drag. The boat ramps are starting to become more accessible by the day, call the shop for an updated report. As...
SPRING SWING
March 2022 UPDATED 3/31/2022 Well it’s official, we’ve made it to Spring! Let’s see how many more spring snow storms find their way to the valley over the course of the next few months. Looking out the front door of...
You Ain't Gonna Learn What You Don't Wanna Know
March 2022 UPDATED 3/03/2022 Happy Friday, Madison Valley! We’re still well below freezing but the fish are biting for those who are willing to get after it. A solid dusting of snow is currently being predicted from Ennis all the...
THE WINTER WAS SO HARD AND COLD...
December 2022 UPDATED 12/09/2022 The annual Christmas Stroll has once again arrived in the town of Ennis! We’ll be hanging around the shop until 7PM tonight, make sure to swing on in and say hello to your favorite fish heads....
All The Leaves Are Brown
October 2022 UPDATED 10/28/2022  And there’s snow on the mountain, baetis in the air, trout in them rivers and it’s waiting for you there! Happy Friday Madison Valley, I hope it’s been a great one! Turn on your favorite Marshall Tucker...
SUMMERS FADE AND ROSES DIE
October 2022 UPDATED 10/21/2022  It’s been a deceivingly warm Friday afternoon here in Ennis, Montana. Our long-lasting Indian Summer seems to be coming to an abrupt end as this weekend's weather is everything but balmy. Hunters are beginning to walk the...
FALLIN' FOR THIS WEATHER
October 2022 UPDATED 10/14/2022  The beautiful fall weather continues to roll on here in the Madison Valley, and the afternoon temps are feeling more like late summer than late October. Soak it in while you can, this is Montana and we...
SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS
September 2022 UPDATED 9/30/2022  Lots of things are changing in the Madison Valley, including the fishing! We have seen water temperatures begin to drop and the leaves are starting to shift into their fall colors. The river is shaping into its...
AUTUMN'S NOT THAT COLD
September 2022 UPDATED 9/23/2022  Montana FWP will be conducting their Fall shocking of the Upper Madison on the following dates: Pine Butte: September 8th, 9th, 12th and Septemper 19th - 21st. Varney: September 14th - 16th and September 22nd, 23rd and...
CHANGE OF SEASONS
September 2022UPDATED 9/16/2022 Montana FWP will be conducting their Fall shocking of the Upper Madison on the following dates: Pine Butte: September 8th, 9th, 12th and Septemper 19th - 21st. Varney: September 14th - 16th and September 22nd, 23rd and...
THE HEAT IS OFF?
September 2022 UPDATED 9/09/2022  Montana FWP will be conducting their Fall shocking of the Upper Madison on the following dates: Pine Butte: September 8th, 9th, 12th and Septemper 19th - 21st. Varney: September 14th - 16th and September 22nd, 23rd and...
THE HEAT IS ON
September 2022UPDATED 9/02/2022 Montana FWP will be conducting their Fall shocking of the Upper Madison on the following dates: Pine Butte: September 8th, 9th, 12th and Septemper 19th - 21st. Varney: September 14th - 16th and September 22nd, 23rd and...
FLIGHT OF THE TERRESTRIAL
August 2022UPDATED 8/22/2022 Hoot Owl Restrictions are being implemented on the Lower Madison from the confluence of the Jefferson River up to the Ennis Lake Dam. This week on the Madison River has been hot and sunny, we’ve experienced very...
THE STORYTELLER MAKES NO CHOICE
August 2022 UPDATED 8/15/2022  Hoot Owl Restrictions are being implemented on the Lower Madison from the confluence of the Jefferson River up to the Ennis Lake Dam. The Upper Madison is on Hoot Owl restrictions from Eight Mile Ford down to...
I SPENT A LITTLE TIME ON THE MOUNTAIN!
August 2022 UPDATED 8/5/2022  With the past week being extremely warm, Eight Mile ford fishing access to Ennis Lake has been put on Hoot Owl restrictions, meaning that section of river is closest to all angling at 2:00 P.M. Due to the...
DAYS BETWEEN
July 2022 UPDATED 7/29/2022  Air temperatures in the Madison Valley are in the low to mid 90’s with nighttime temps dropping into the 50’s. The river dropped 100 CFS at Cameron bringing it down to 1420 CFS this week. Water temps...
Summer Sun
July 2022   UPDATED 7/22/2022  NOTICE - Hoot Owl has been implemented on the Lower Madison River today. No fishing after 2PM on the entire river below Ennis Dam. It’s shaping up to be another lovely week here in the Madison Valley. Nighttime...
THE BIG BUG
July 2022  UPDATED 7/09/2022   Salmonflies are coming off in full force from palisades up to quake lake, and have come and gone through the lower sections of the river. Even without the big bugs, the fishing on the lower portions of...