: Madison River: Upper - The ice flows have cleared out and the river is fishable. The majority of anglers are in the upper reaches of the river. They are mainly fishing with midge nymphs, soft hackles and mayfly nymphs. A few people are getting out their streamer rods and getting some eats. The mid-afternoon has been best for streamer fishing. The lower you fish towards Ennis the fishing has been tougher. The weather has been slushing things up, the Canadian cold doesn't help our fishing.