Madison River near Three Forks, Montana
At the confluence of Gibbon and FireHole Rivers the Madison River is born. For the rest of its length the Madison is ranked in the top 3 trout rivers in the west. If that interests you (I know it interests me) I recommend you come in June. By this time the runoff from the mountain snow should be mostly done. If it is you can find FANTASTIC rainbow fishing on salmon. After the initial storm of action the fishing slows to respectable levels on caddis and mayflies. This continues through the summer into fall until the brown trout begin to run up from Hegben Lake to spawn in the Madison, Firehole, and Gibbons. As you can imagine the fishing is awesome for this period of time which usually falls in September. As a finale note streamers and big nymphs produce just as many if not more fish than dry flies. Good luck fishing!
Madison River Fishing near Three Forks, Montana
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Details for Madison River
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 45.927429 -111.508026
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Description for Madison River, Gallatin County, Montana
Madison River is a stream located just 3.2 miles from Three Forks, in Gallatin County, in the state of Montana, United States, near Gallatin (historical), MT. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout and brown trout here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Madison River. Alternate names for this stream include Firehole River, Madison Fork and River-in-which-the-shield-floated-off.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Montana Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.
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