Madison Valley Ranch Blog

Spring Fishing Recap

  • June 2, 2010

BIG, healthy wild trout and a healthy mountain snowpack sum up the Spring Fishing season at the Madison Valley Ranch.  When our first group of the season returned to the Ranch after fishing in some cold temperatures with “evidence” (photos, friends and…

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April Fishing Report

  • April 6, 2010

Midges, midges and more midges…the Madison River has been experiencing some awesome midge hatches and you can’t walk around town without hearing the buzz (literally at times ~ I had to swat a few away yesterday as I walked the…

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Winter 2010

  • February 22, 2010

The ice on the banks is finally melting enough to get access to some of our favorite fishing holes.  Although still a bit precarious, we’ve been braving the cold water temperatures to sneak in a couple afternoon hours for some…

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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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