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Madison River, Montana - Fishing Report -
15, 2017
The discharges and stream levels are all in good shape running about a
normal level for this time of the season  Wading is safe and easy most
anywhere. Good numbers of trout are being caught from Bear Trap canyon to
the dam. There are still plenty of hatches taking place.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the next week. Highs will range from 77 to 84
degrees and lows from 4
4 to 47 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1030 cfs
Level: 1.81 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
Clarity: clear
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
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Sister Caddisflies, size 18, larva, pupa and adults
Small Western Green Drakes, FLAVS, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Yellow Quills, size 14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Small Western Green drakes, or Flavs, are hatching.
Yellow Quills are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are hatching.
Little Sister caddisflies are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials such as Carpenter ants, Japanese beetles and grass hoppers are
beginning to work.
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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