Fishing Report Updated April 19, 2022

This Madison River fishing report is valid from April 19 until about May 10.

The Lower Madison typically fishes fair this time of year on small crayfish imitations, San Juan Worms, BWO nymphs, and assorted “pink” nymphs suggestive of mayflies, sowbugs, and eggs. We typically don’t get too excited about the Madison until the Yellowstone blows out with runoff, which is right about when the good caddis and BWO hatches start on the Lower Madison.

We have no recent reports from the Upper Madison. Due to a severe dewatering event at the beginning of December (thanks dam maintenance and operations morons) that killed a lot of fish and brown trout eggs, we encourage visitors to give this water a break until flows increase in late May or June.

Our next Madison River fishing report will drop when the Yellowstone blows out in early May.

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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