Fishing Season: Memorial Day weekend to the first weekend in November

Madison River - WY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


North Fork Anglers's Tip of the Week

The Madison is clear and fishing well. Bigger browns have started moving up from the lower river, and are getting ready to spawn.

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Map of Madison River

Water Flow Data

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

North Fork Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 9/29/23

Sunny and clear for the next few day's with weather moving in towards the end of the week.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/29/23

Hopper Dropper, Nymph Rigs, and streamers

Local Species Available Memorial Day weekend to the first weekend in November

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    Rainbow and Mountain Whitefish

North Fork Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Yellow Sally N/A 14-18
Stimulator N/A 8-16
Cripple Dun BWO N/A 16-22
Czech Mate Hare's Ear N/A 16-20
Wade's N. Fork Special N/A 8-14
Sex Dungeon N/A 4-8
Indicator Spinner - Trico N/A 18-22
Adams Parachute Dry Fly N/A 14-22
Woolly Bugger white, purple, black, brown, olive or white 4-10
Peanut Envy Tan 2-6

Yellow Sally

Fly fishing with stoneflies is often extremely productive.

North Fork Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Madison River

The Madison,Gibbon and Firehole Rivers are located on the West side of Yellowstone National Park. Take East Gate to Canyon to Norris to Madison Junction on the Lower Loop road from Cody, WY. It is faster.

Nearest Airport:

West Yellowstone, MT


Stoneflies Caddis PMDs BWOs Midges

Best Time to Fish:

Sunrise to sunset

Best Stretch:

Best Access:

Lots of turnouts on the road from Madison Junction to W. Yellowstone