Fishing Report Updated June 19, 2021
This Madison River fishing report is valid from June 18 through June.
The Lower Madison is now getting too low and warm to fish well (though it’s not actually at a temperature hazardous to trout yet). We will not fish this stretch again until at least September and maybe not until next May.
Above Ennis Lake, the Salmonfly hatch is now underway, caddis are hatching, and the water is low. We would probably fish dry-dropper combos to be contrarians, though deep-nymphing with a stonefly and a large attractor nymph is probably a more popular tactic. If fish are rising, do the obvious thing. This water will be crowded.