Madison Valley Ranch Blog

November 2009

  • November 27, 2009

Moving into the holiday season, our rods seem to be spending more time on the rod holder than on the river!  But with cooler temperatures and snow covering the ground ’tis the season’ as they say.  For folks braving the…

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July 12th: Summer Season Off to an Incredible Start!

  • August 12, 2009

We’ve had an incredible start to the summer fishing season and the news couldn’t be better…We were fortunate to have had an unusually wet and cold spring. Consequently, the hatches were put on hold and the trout didn’t get their…

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The Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch is on!

  • May 11, 2009

As the water temps hit 55 degrees at noon today (Saturday, May 11th) the MASS HATCH began!!! The Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch is officially in action on the Lower Madison.   Although the Hatch was on, the bite was slow.  With…

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Spring Fishing Report

  • March 23, 2009

It’s no surprise that the weather in SW Montana has been swinging from heavy snow storms to calm warm days ~ It’s March after all and this has given me some great opportunities to wet a line!  I’ve been taking advantage of…

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Julie Eaton’s Winter Fishing Report

  • December 10, 2008

I haven’t fished the last ten days but the next two days will be devoted to getting an elk in the freezer. However, this weekend’s weather forecast should provide us with a few hours of fishing. We have a couple…

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A River of Change

  • June 19, 2008

A River of Change By Scott Carver This past spring I spent an entire crisp, clear day wandering the "Channels" section of the Madison river just outside of Ennis, MT. Scanning this broad expanse, I couldn’t help but marvel at…

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