Montana Fish Report

Madison River Fishing Report

by Mike Lawson

The Madison is rivaling the ranch as one of the places most exciting for the near future. We are coming very close to seeing the first salmonfly hatch of the year for the Madison. This near arrival creates ample opportunity for rubber legs to be very effective right now and chubby salmonfly patterns in the coming days. It has been fishing tough but the salmonflies are coming into play and the water has shaped up. The flow from Hebgen Lake dropped from 1170 cfs to 1060 cfs which is close to average for this date. We expect a great week on the Madison. The salmonflies are not the only thing to be excited about as the caddis hatch should be really thick in the near future as well. For the salmonflies I would recommend a size 4 or 6 Henry’s Fork Foam stone and for the caddis a size 14 Missing Link. If you’re tired of fishing the Henry’s Fork this is where I would go.

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for Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

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Henry's Fork Anglers Reports
for Friday, June 9th, 2023

Henrys Fork- Box Canyon : Flows out of Island Park Reservoir currently stand at 819 cfs
Henrys Fork- Ranch: Cosed for fishing until June 15th
Madison River : Flows out of the Madison are still high as runoff still passes through