Madison River Committee Disbands
After a long, drawn out process starting in January, the Madison River Committee, which was tasked with creating new regulations to limit angler use on the Upper Madison, disbanded. They could not reach a consensus which has postponed the sought-after proposal until June. It was looking like new regulations would affect areas where boats could use the river and restrict the number of days outfitters could use the Upper. Both of these proposals were stirring things up in the town of Ennis and among the local fly-fishing community. This is by no means the end of the conversation. In 2017 the Upper Madison experienced 207,000 angler days which set a state record. It is by far the most popular river in Montana which could potentially have adverse effects on the fishery. Expect a further update on the matter in June. For the full story check out the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.