Madison River, Upper - Hebgen Lake to Ennis Lake

McAllister, Montana

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Upon exiting the park, the Madison River enters the 13-mile Hebgen Lake which offers anglers a shot at the infamous gulpers—large cruising trout that readily feed on dry flies with a gluttonous, audible gulp. The Madison then thunders out of Hebgen Lake in a two-mile dash before it flows into Quake Lake. As its name implies, Quake Lake was formed during a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 1959. A mountain collapsed dropping 80 million tons of rubble on the Madison River and adjacent campground, tragically killing 26 people. Types of Fish: Brown and Rainbow Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
Fly Fishing Montana

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Fly Fishing Montana

by Brian & Jenny Grossenbacher (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Upon exiting the park, the Madison River enters the 13-mile Hebgen Lake which offers anglers a shot at the infamous gulpers—large cruising trout that readily feed on dry flies with a gluttonous, audible gulp. The Madison then thunders out of Hebgen Lake in a two-mile dash before it flows into Quake Lake. As its name implies, Quake Lake was formed during a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in 1959.

A mountain collapsed dropping 80 million tons of rubble on the Madison River and adjacent campground, tragically killing 26 people. Types of Fish: Brown and Rainbow Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Brian & Jenny Grossenbacher/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: McAllister
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best July and August
Local Contacts: Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Madison River, Upper - Hebgen Lake to Ennis Lake

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