Madison River Fishing Report

These September Days

The last few days on the Madison River has been "Heaven on Earth," these are the September days that really make you appreciate just being here.  The fishing is on the way up with fish attacking streamers (multiple days have landed fish with fishtails sticking out of their mouths), on the super sunny days like this balck is working best for the streamers. Trevors, sculpzilla and buggers have produced those bigger fish but remember at this time of year even the super small bugs (18s & 20s) can get it done!!!

Swing by the shop to see out MVPs for which flies. 

After Work Style

One of the many great things about being in Ennis is the ability to fish whenever you get a chance, even if it just for a few casts.  The Madison River offers amazing fish in some of the most unique spots, some of the runs or holes look like they wouldn't even hold a 6 incher and BAM giant browns! This amazing fishery will surpise you at all times and on more than one occation humble even the best of us.  After working almost 10 hours in the shop and constantly dreaming of fish, Stew Lewis went out and stung this beauty 21" Brown Trout in some of the skinniest water out there.  These are the ones that keep you coming back.

Fishing Report - Hoot Owl Closures

The warm weather we have experienced recently, combined wit this season's below average snowpack has led Montana FWP to place "Hoot Owl" closures on many S.W. Montana Trout Streams.  This means that they are closed to angling from 2 p.m. until midnight each day until conditions improve. In order to lift the restrictions, FWP will need to see the daily high water temperature stay below a certain level for several consecutive days along with a cooler weather forecast, which we currently have. So stay tuned....

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