Madison River Hatch Guide

Downstream from Hebgen Lake to Ennis Lake

The Madison River is a Montana Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. Boasting more than 2000 fish per mile, it take lots of insects to feed all those trout! The season’s first hatches begin in late April with baetis hatching on overcast days. Midges can be on the water year round. Late June starts our Salmonfly hatches and the majority of the bugs come off there after.

Baetis - Late April through May and September to November

Small Western Green Drake – July 15 to August 10

Midges – Year Round

Salmon Flies  – June 23 – July 10

Yellow Stones - June 25 to July 15

Terrestrials – Late July thru mid September

Caddis – June 25 to August 30

Little Yellow Sally – July 15 to August 15

Pale Morning Duns – July 1 to August 15

Tricos – August and September

Find out what is hatching at the O’Dell Creek Fly Shop at the Rainbow Valley Lodge. Or reserve a day with Mike and his team of top-notch Madison River fishing guides at Riverborn Outfitters!

Madison River Hatch Guide