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Madison River

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The Madison River is formed by the confluence of the Fire hole River and Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park.  After it exits the park, it flows for about 130 miles before joining the Missouri River near Three Forks. It is also referred to as “THE FIFTY MILE RIFFLE” this section of water between Hebgen Lake and the town of Ennis, MT. It is classified as a blue ribbon fishery in Montana and is one of the most productive streams in Montana for brown trout, rainbow trout and mountain whitefish. The main attraction to this river is the Salmon fly hatch. Hatches on the Madison include Caddis, Salmon Flies (big stones), Yellow Sallies, and a few mayflies like the Blue-winged Olive. Hoppers are also important to have in late summer. Woolly Buggers, other streamers, and different sizes and styles of nymphs are also a staple throughout the season. These trips are based out of Bozeman, Big Sky or Ennis, MT.

 

Lower Madison 23" Brown

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Lower Madison Brown

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