Madison River Outfitters Fishing Report 11/13/2018

by John Schilling November 13, 2018

Madison River Fishing Report

Weather outlook: Highs in the low to mid teens with lows sub-zero in the early morning through the week. Chance of mid-week snow. CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT. 


Madison (Hebgen Dam-Ennis) 

Hebgen Dam Flows: 911 cfs

Hebgen Dam Water Temps: 40F

Madison @ Kirby Flows: 1030 cfs

Madison @ Kirby Water Temps: Lows to 38F, Highs to 40F

Fishing activity has picked up on the Upper Madison and between the lakes due to the closure of the Park last week. Nymphing will be most consistent, but there has been some good dry fly fishing to be had as well. Look for fish rising to midges and baetis in the slicks, especially as we get some cloudy skies throughout the remainder of the week.

Between the Lakes 

Fishing has been consistent lately here with the possibility of catching some fall run lake trout. Nymphing has been the best way of getting fish to the net with patterns such as Sili Legs, San Juan worms, and smaller midge and baetis patterns. Throwing a streamer around can be a really good way to locate some of the larger fish in this stretch as well. 

Wade Section 

Lately there have been fewer fisherman here than between the lakes but the fishing has been pretty darn good.  Again nymphing is your best bet but we've been seeing some risers on overcast days.  Also it never hurts to throw some streamers and see if you can get a larger fish to chase it.


Flies: #16-18 Red Neck, #16 Olive Biot Czech, #18 Shop Vac, #18 Guide Dip, #16-18 Green Machine, #18 Black Krystal Dip, #16-18 ICU Midge, #16-18 Black/Green Lightning Bug, #18-20 Zebra Midge, #6-10 Sili Legs, #6 Montana Mouth Wash, #6 Kreelex

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Yellowstone National Park

Closed to Fishing for the season

Yellowstone Fishing Report 


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