Fishing Report Updated August 22, 2021

This Madison River fishing report is valid from August 22 through Labor Day.

The Lower Madison from Ennis Dam to Three Forks is now closed from 2:00PM to midnight. That said, it’s running under 65 degrees which is prime for this water. Fish hoppers with either slender flashy droppers (a light olive-pearl Perdigon is good here) or a small Clouser crayfish. The brighter the weather, the more you might want to run the cray and the nymph together under a bobber instead. Find deeper slots and pound them.

The Upper Madison from Quake Lake to Ennis Lake is crowded but open all day, plenty high, and cold. Terrestrials are the main shows, but you might see some BWO. Absent a hatch, slender nymphs like Perdigons, Serendipities, and the like are all good choices.

Learn more about fishing the Lower Madison River.

Learn more about our float trips, most of which from mid-May through June take place on the Lower Maddy.

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