The Madison is in prime shape for the summer. With the flows at 1600 cfs out of Hebgen there is plenty of water for long floats and dry fly fishing. The river temps are hovering around 60 degrees in the morning and topping out at 70 degrees by 5:00 pm. 70 degrees is a bit high, but starting a little earlier in the day has allowed us to be off the river before the river gets too hot.
There are plenty of bugs on the Madison each morning consisting of PMDs, Flavs, Epeorous, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. Fishing ants has been a sneaky way to get a few nicer trout to the net. The trout are looking up every day, but some days are better than others……thats fishing. The nymphing as been good as well with small mayflies and caddis pupa.
The river is busy so expect to see plenty of fisherfolk on the river. The wade stretch is particularly busy……with the river up high atleast the trout have somewhere to hide.