According to the Bozeman, Montana Troutfitters, "Fishing has been good on the Upper Madison!"
Montana's famous, world-class trout fishing, Madison River, is born within Yellowstone National Park where the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers collide. The Upper Madison, as it is called at this point, then flows north about 20 miles to the United States' premier stillwater fishing and man-made, Hebgen Lake.
The Madison River then moves on to 1959 earthquake-formed Quake Lake, after which it flows roughly 50 miles to Montana Power's 1930's-built Ennis Lake. It continues 40 miles, now called the Lower Madison, to Three Forks, Montana, after having cut through Beartrap Canyon and the flat terrain south of Three Forks, MT, but enough history; now is the time to gear up for Montana fly-fishing season!