Although we at FishWater Outfitters are still here in the Lowcountry of Charleston, SC, we have been paying very close attention to all the snow thats been piling up in South West Montana. We couldn't be happier with the amount of moisture that is in the mountains now and that will continue to come down throughout the spring.
Check out this link below for a in-depth look at the snow pack levels for all of SW MT, but especially for the Madison River drainage. This is a great site to check back on as we move closer to summer!
It's always a good thing to have plenty of snow throughout the winter and then also plenty of rain in the spring and early summer. The more snow and rain equates directly to the amount of cold water we will have throughout the entire summer. That being said, we are also happy to announce that Hebgen Dam has been fixed and we will hopefully be getting water off the bottom of the reservoir instead of the top. This will help to keep The Madison River water temperatures lower during the heat of the summer. Trout love cold water and with that cold water, we will hopefully begin to see our hatches last longer and continue throughout the summer. Ideally, within a few years the Madison River will be back to its old self producing lots of good dry fly fishing again.
Just a heads up for all the anglers who enjoy exploring and fishing in Yellowstone National Park, they recently released a statement which bans all felt soled wading boots in the park. Look at the link below to read about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and how you can help to stop the transfer of them from rivers to lakes.
Our summer season is booking up quickly so if you haven't already contacted us about your Madison River Fly Fishing trip then do so now by using the link below.
If you live in the SouthEast or are planning a trip to beautiful Charleston, SC then don't forget to give us a call to book an Inshore Fly Fishing or Light tackle charter. We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day charters for anyone from the seasoned fly fisher to the beginner angler who just wants to see the waterways throughout Charleston and catch a Redfish!