Clint (above) was out for a three day run back in June and loved the Madison so much that he planned a Fall birthday trip – what a great idea!  Clint and Wilson came out to fish the Madison in YNP and two days on the float stretch.  We lucked out and got our day in YNP (with torrential rain and huge wind), but then the Park closed down due to the Gov’t Shitdown.  Oh well, the Madison in Montana has been fishing pretty well this Fall and these fellers stuck it out through the wind (60 mph gusts), rain, falling trees and snow.  We all were hoping for a little dry fly activity, but the blue-wings never really emerged so we stuck to streamers, rubber-legs and bead heads.

This is a fantastic time of the year to come out and fish the Madison in Montana.  If you have a trip planned and are bummed about the YNP closure, don’t forget that the river keeps on running all the way down to Ennis and beyond.  There are a few more anglers on the Madison in Montana right now due the Govt Shitdown of Yellowstone National Park.   Now that Fall is here, the Madison has cooled right down and is fishing really well.

We have heard, through the grapevine of the Madison Valley shuttle companies, that the BLM boat ramps are actually open, but the closed signs will remain up for now…..so……go float!

Tomorrow, I am off for a 5 day run to the Missouri River……more on that later…..