Ennis Montana-Madison River-Fly Fishing The Waters
Looking up river from 3 Dollar Bridge. Madison River
MacAtee section of the Madison River, looking East.
Spring flows on the upper Madison River
Squall on the upper Madison River
Varney Bridge, Madison River near Ennis Montana
Early spring on the Madison near Ennis Montana
Spring run off at 3 Dollar Bridge, Madison River
View from Ruby Rocks looking North.
Near Lyons Bridge on the Madison River
The Palisades on the Madison River
Greycliff on the Lower Madison
Spring squall on the upper Madison River
3 Dollar Bridge, Madison River
View of The Palisades from the boat
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The Madison River: One of, if not, the best river in the state of Montana. Flowing over 90 miles from the Yellowstone Park boundary to Three Forks Montana with fairly uniform depth, endless bottom structure, and a wide variety of food available makes it one phenomenal place to fish. It is well suited for both the wading angler and the boating angler. The Madison River is unique because it can be fished in an almost endless variety of ways that have all proved very successful. From dainty little dry flies to massive streamers and all techniques between. The light tackle spin fishing angler will find themselves equally at home the Madison River as well.
Ruby River Brook Trout
Ruby River Brown Trout
Ruby River Bend
Upper Ruby River Run
Brushy Bank Ruby River, Alder Montana
Hooked Up! Ruby River
Landing one on the Ruby River, Alder Montana
Ruby River Brown Trout, Alder Montana
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Ruby River: The Ruby offers some very big secrets wrapped up in a small technical, river package. From its headwaters to the confluence with the Beaverhead the Ruby is mostly a smaller meadow style stream. It is fished primarily on foot from any one of the numerous bridges or access points. This little river has been ground zero for the fight against privatization of Montana's water ways. This is a great river for the small stream enthusiast as well as the angler looking for big surprises in little waters. Ultralight tackle fisherman will also enjoy the possibilities of this "gem" of a river.
Missouri River Sunset
Casting to Missouri River Risers
Missouri River Rainbow
Missouri River Brown trout
Carp on the Fly, Missouri River
Waiting for Risers on the Missouri River
Carp Flats on the Missouri River
Missouri River Pike
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Missouri River: The Missouri in South Western Montana comprises a vast array of fishing possibilities. From its headwaters near Three Forks, Montana to Great Falls, Montana it flows North Easterly over 150 miles and thats just beginning. This river offers a variety for the fly fishing and light tackle angler. With trout dominating much of the Missouri Rivers upper reaches there are good opportunities for carp and pike as well. Surprisingly, for its size, the Missouri River can be fished effectively by wading anglers. Boats do make access to its many miles much easier. The sight fishing for trout and carp can be outstanding.
Highway 89 access on Yellowstone River
Wade fly fishing on the Yellowstone River
Yellowstone River Rainbow Trout
Yellowstone River Run
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Yellowstone River Brown Trout
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Yellowstone River: The Yellowstone River is the longest river without a dam in the lower 48 states. The upper portion of the Yellowstone River offers one of Montana's many prime examples of blue ribbon trout fishing. Being a much larger river than many of the other rivers, it also hosts almost every other game fish found in Montana waters. Although wade accessible this is one of the rivers that it can pay (in fish numbers) to have a boat, unless the wind is blowing in your face at 40 mph. The Yellowstone River provides good opportunities for dry fly, nymph, and streamer fishing.