Madison River in Yellowstone

Madison River in Yellowstone

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The Madison River begins as the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole Rivers. It is generally a gentle running, shallow and wide scenic river flowing down the valley to West Yellowstone. The easiest place to catch fish is in the upper meadows near Madison Junction. The toughest sections are the riffles in the lower reaches as the river begins to leave the park. Anyone over the age of 12 who plans on fishing in Yellowstone National Park needs to obtain a park fishing permit, good for 10 days. Park pass needed also.

 
The Madison has an exceptionally high nutrient level in places thanks to the thermal springs dumping into it year 'round, creating great fishing for those willing to take the time and effort. Fishing is best in spring and fall due to the higher temps in summer.
More Information on fishing this section of the river.
Bootjack Pass road is actually Red Rock Road.