Fishing Report Updated September 19, 2022

This Madison River fishing report is valid from September 18 through September.

On the Lower Madison, fish hopper-dropper combos with a small hopper and Perdigon or similar attractor nymph on bright days. Look for the deepest slots in the weed beds. On gray days, BWO and midge hatches may occur. Fish a mayfly-type attractor you can see (#16 purple Hazy Cripple, small Royal Wulff Cripple, etc.) with a mayfly emerger or unweighted nymph or perhaps something like a Griffith’s Gnat on the dropper. If no hatch on gray days, fish articulated streamers and shoot for the moon. If no dry-dropper eats on bright days, curse repeatedly and go to a bobber rig with a Zirdle or other crayfish-esque streamer with a mayfly nymph or worm pattern behind it, or go fish the Yellowstone instead.

No recent reports from the Upper Madison. Check in with shops in Ennis or West Yellowstone.

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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