Fly Fish the Madison River (Hebgen Lake to Earthquake Lake)

Rate this Adventure Madison River, Montana

The Madison River is one of the most highly rated fly fishing rivers in North America. There is an abundance of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Mountain Whitefish. More trophy fish come out of the Madison than most rivers in Montana.

The Madison River runs for 183 miles through Wyoming and Montana; however, this section of the Madison is between Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake. You get there by driving along Hebgen Lake Road to the Campfire Lodge Resort. Turn into here and head down the dirt road to your right (Ghost Village Rd). You can park anywhere along this road where there is space. 

The kinds of flies that are going to get bites on a specific day vary throughout the season, so check out this link for the Madison River Fishing Report to see what is biting today.

Pack List

  • Fly Rod
  • Fly Box
  • Waders
  • Wading Boots
  • Fishing Vest
  • Fish Net
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Snack 
  • Water
  • Experienced Buddy!
Show More
Activities Camping, Fishing, Photography, Kayaking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area


Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Ice Fishing Hebgen Lake

20 Saves

Camp at Cherry Creek Campground at Hebgen Lake

47 Saves

Camp at Wade Lake

35 Saves