Upper Madison River Fishing Report, April, 2019

Upper Madison fishing lights out!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1980 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison has really good lately as the flows are stable and the water is in great shape. There have been some decent baetis hatches in the afternoons, but nymphing the deeper pockets and runs has been most productive. Small stonefly patterns, worm patterns or smaller baetis or midge nymphs has been best. Caddis soon?

The Upper Madison is fishing well & most of the ramps are now open

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1680 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is still fishing good. Baetis are out right now however not in full force but that should be changing any day now. The streamer bite is decent but once the water warms up a bit expect that to change as well. Stoneflies, midges, & mayfly nymphs from early to late afternoon is a great bet if you head that way.

The Upper Madison continues to fish well in the afternoons

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
1510 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison continues to fish well however there is still a good amount of ice around Ennis. Midge hatches have been pretty consistent while the BWO hatches have not been. A Girdle bug with a worm or zebra midge behind it have been a great combo recently. Now is also a great time to try an egg pattern!

The Upper Madison is fishing well & most of the ramps are now open

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
1160 CFS @ Kirby - The Upper Madison is fishing well in both the upper and lower stretches & most of the ramps are open. Raynold's and $3 Bridge are fishing great but there is still quite a bit of snow in the parking lot. I would not recommend floating below Eight Mile Ford as the ramp is not usable. Mayflies and midges have been working great.
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