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Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch
Madison Valley Ranch

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    Late May to early October.
  • 2017 Rates 5 nights/4 days fishing $3600- $3850 per person based on double occupancy
  • Number of guests

    20 guests per week
  • Species:
    • Rainbow Trout

Madison Valley Ranch

United States >> Montana >> Ennis
Fishing and Species
Madison Valley Ranch Property The “Channels” section of the Madison River flows right behind the lodge and is a great section to fish. This area is wade fishing only with limited access and has a variety of water to fish. The “Channels” section is a great dry fly fishery with an abundance of caddis hatches throughout the summer. Our guests particularly enjoy fishing this section in the evening, although it can also be a great way to warm up your fly fishing muscles on arrival or departure days. Jack Creek, a tributary of the Madison River, flows through the lodge property and is a great little dry fly stream. With this private access, you can expect plenty of action with the resident brown trout. The Jurassic Pond at the Madison Valley Ranch covers 2 acres and is located right next to the lodge. It is loaded with large, feisty Kamloop rainbows. Most folks fish from shore. The pond is a great place to learn or sharpen your skills. And, don’t be surprised if you catch yourself heading out after dinner to catch on a large trout during the evening hatch before bed! Guided Fishing The Madison River – Probably the most recognized trout stream in the world. The Madison offers 130 miles of trout bearing water. Known for its amazing salmon fly hatch and great hopper fishing, the Madison offers the most consistent fishing of all the rivers we fish. Day in and day out the Madison offers more and bigger fish. This river is great for both wading and floating combinations. Whether you are a novice or seasoned pro, the Madison River will appeal to your angling desires. The Yellowstone River – The longest un-dammed trout stream on Earth. This is a great dry fly river with lots of gravel bars. The Yellowstone provides your best opportunity for catching cutthroat trout. The Yellowstone is known for its great hatches; we like to fish it in May, August and September. Gallatin River- Another classic western trout stream. It’s wade fishing only with lots of access. Ruby River – This wade-only river is narrow and meandering, with bushy and undercut banks along with some nice deep holes. Because of its challenges, the Ruby is not fished as much as other area rivers and the solitude and rewards of nice browns can make it worth the effort. The Beaverhead River – This river offers great opportunities for large brown trout. It can be the most challenging river we fish, due to its smaller size and finicky fish. The Beaverhead is not ideal for the beginner but can be well worth the effort. The Big Hole River – This is a classic western trout stream. The Big Hole is loaded with drop-offs, gravel bars, and lots of structure. We do a lot of wading on this river and use the drift boats more for access than to fish from. The Big Hole is known as a brown trout fishery but it also provides your best chance at catching a grayling. Private Water Spring Creeks – In southwest Montana there are a variety of great private water spring creeks we fish. Based on your fishing goals, we will help you determine the best creek to fish during your stay. Milesnicks, Depuys, Armstrong, and Nelsons all provide great dry fly hatches. Rod fees vary based on individual creeks. After dinner hit the hatch for our private Jurassic Pond rainbows. Or test your skill on Jack Creek, and even sneak down the path for more wild trout in our backyard Channels of the Madison River.

The Madison Valley Ranch is located in the heart of Montana trout fishing, three miles north of Ennis. A short walk out the back door will find you casting to rising fish in the famous "Channels" section of the Madison River, Jack Creek or their own Jurassic Pond. Other waters they fish in the area are the Bighole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone, Ruby or Gallatin Rivers. With this choice of water there are always options for different hatches, conditions and sport to be had.
The Madison Valley Ranch is located in the heart of Montana trout fishing, three miles north of Ennis. A short walk out the back door will find you casting to rising fish in the famous "Channels" section of the Madison River, Jack Creek or their own Jurassic Pond. Other waters they fish in the area are the Bighole, Beaverhead, Yellowstone, Ruby or Gallatin Rivers. With this choice of water there are always options for different hatches, conditions and sport to be had.

Each room's front porch offers a countryside view of the surrounding mountain ranges, the ever-changing Montana sky and wildlife in the fields. The common areas, lodge rooms and duplex suites are decorated with a western theme and furnished with locally-made accessories. The ranch offers all the modern conveniences with that comfortable cowboy touch.
The food at the Ranch is memorable. They take pride in serving laid back gourmet style meals. With the addition of complimentary beverages, it adds up to a memorable time on and off the water.