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Madison River, Montana - Fishing Report -
March 2
1, 2017
The river is in good shape in all sections. Of course, it is best in the section
between the lakes. The water is still cold but beginning to warm up some on
the lower end of the river. The weather is good this coming week, fairly warm
and with a lot of cloud cover. Fish sculpin streamers under these conditions.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow everyday for the next week. Highs will range
from 5
1 to 57 degrees and lows from 31 to 37 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1180 cfs
Level: 1.94 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 37
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Below Hebgen
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18 and 16, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown sculpin and White Belly sculpin streamers are great flies to use at this time.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Midges, creams, reds and light greens, are hatching.

Skwala stoneflies are starting to hatch in the lower river.
Little Brown stoneflies are starting to hatch in the lower river.
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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