Two Night Spring Fishing Package

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$
495
/ Angler
Capacity:
2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
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Come to the Madison River Valley for some spring fishing on the Madison River before run-off begins mid-May. Fly fishing the warmer days of spring can be very productive on the Madison River in Montana. Fish streamers, nymphs and baetis dries. The fishing pressure is minimal in springtime near Ennis and Cameron, Montana. Spend a day with a fly fishing guide from Riverborn Outfitters and the Rainbow Valley Lodge, and fish for huge rainbows and big brown trout in March and April.
 
As of 2016, there is no closed season for the Madison River. This is your opportunity to fish for hungry rainbows and browns which are coming off a long winter. And we have special prices! Two Nights Spring Fishing Package is based on Double Occupancy.
 
Highlights
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Fisherman's lunch
  • Two Nights Stay in Comfortable Lodge
  • Full Day Float Trip on the Madison River
What is Included:
Lodging
Breakfast
Lunch
Drinks & Snacks
Flies
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Angler
2
 anglers
Daily1 day
$
495
Fishing Waters
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The Madison River is arguably one of the best trout fishing rivers in all of southwest Montana, if not the entire world! It’s certainly the most talked over, written up and frequented ... morein the state of Montana – which is considered by some the capital of fly fishing. Anglers will find plenty of great access sites to wade or float along the Madison’s banks and reservoirs (including Hebgen Lake and Ennis Lake). Rainbows, browns, cutthroats, and more abound in this majestic fishing stream.

The Madison begins its course almost twenty miles into Yellowstone National Park. Within the Park, fishing rules apply: no live bait and catch and release only. Once outside the Park the river meanders past working ranches, stately conifer forests and cottonwood lined banks, interrupted by riffles and quiet runs that contain large rainbow and trophy brown trout. Flowing alongside Yellowstone’s West entrance road, the river enters Hebgen Lake, created by Hebgen dam, until it reaches Quake Lake, a bit downstream from the dam. At this point the river is commonly called either the Upper Madison or the Lower Madison, although in fact, they are one and the same.

Upper Madison – Quake Lake to Ennis Lake
Directly below Quake Lake the river roars into 5 long miles of Class V whitewater with steep gradients and large boulders along the way. As the rapids decline, the magic begins. For the next 53 miles, often referred to as the 50 Mile Riffle, the cold river runs north and the fish jump high. Annual runs of spawning trout make their way from Hebgen Lake, rainbows in the spring and browns in the fall. Known the world over for its “hard fighting” trout, it’s not unusual to pull a 25” brown from these upper waters. In deference to the purists and fly-fishing enthusiasts, it’s wading only from Quake Lake to Lyons Bridge. Boats may be used to access the river, but if you’re going to fish, your feet must be on the riverbed. Fortunately, the Hebgen Dam releases water throughout the year, leveling its flows and relieving it of spring runoff issues and summer shrinkage.

Lower Madison – Ennis Lakes to Three Forks
A short section of the river between Ennis Dam and the power station maintains relatively low water levels and provides wonderful opportunities for wading. Past the power station the river regains its muscle and for 7 miles winds through Bear Trap Canyon. Hiking trails offer the only entry, great for those that like to walk and seek the solitude of a designated wilderness area. Floating is permitted but requires a lengthy shuttle and the ability to work through Class III-IV whitewater. Once out of the canyon the river flows in shallow riffles until it reaches Three Forks and joins the Missouri. From Warm Springs to Greycliff, the river is easily accessible for drifters and wading.
Destination
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This is a small town with a big heart, a veritable fisherman’s paradise. Located near the fish-filled Madison River, and surrounded by the waters of Ennis Lake, the Ruby River, Hebgen ... moreLake, Quake Lake, Henry’s Lake, the Big Hole River and scores of smaller streams, the town boasts what many consider the best trout fishing in the world. As well known for its wranglers as its anglers, Ennis has succeeded in maintaining the look and feel of its original, gold town roots. Warm and hospitable, the area offers a wide variety of accommodations ranging from simple campsites, rustic motels and gracious hotels, to full-service, luxury resorts. Fly shops are numerous, stocked by local experts ready to advise and assist, while guides can be booked for trips throughout the area.

Boredom is the only thing unavailable in Ennis. Throughout the summer season the city hosts a series of events, including its renowned 4th of July Celebration Parade and a genuine, old-fashioned rodeo. In August, fly-fishing luminaries from around the US, flock to Montana to compete in the Madison Fly Fishing Festival. Athletes also find their way to Ennis to compete in the city’s Madison Trifecta, two shorter races followed by a full Marathon at 9000 feet, the highest elevation run in America. For the true sportsman, October falls in with the annual Hunter’s Feed. What’s caught, typically elk, moose deer, pheasant and bobcat, gets cooked on the streets and served up to hungry spectators.

Flanked by three grand mountain ranges, The Tobacco Root, Gravelly and Madison, Ennis is scenic and entertaining – truly an authentic, fly fisher’s haven.
Outfitter
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On the edge of the Town of Ennis, Montana, where the sweeping Madison River Valley opens wide, you’ll find the Rainbow Valley Lodge. Warm, welcoming hosts, Ed and Jeanne Williams, ... morewill make your visit to the Old West Town of Ennis, Montana a special one. Rainbow Valley Lodge provides welcoming accommodations at an affordable price.

Make the Rainbow Valley Lodge your fly fishing headquarter as you tackle our world-class trout. Get fishing tips in our O’Dell Creek Fly Shop located in the Lodge. The Lodge caters to fly fishing on the Madison River and O’Dell Spring Creek. Partnering with Riverborn Outfitters, we offer fly fishing vacation packages.

The private waters of the O'Dell Creek are available to the discerning flyfisher for a nominal rod fee and the lodge limits rods to 4 per day. This beautiful, clear flowing tributary to the Madison River in Ennis, Montana, is a challenging and technical fishery. Meandering through meadows, the stream is a series of riffles and pools. Fish sit tight to the banks, fly presentation is very important to caught these wary trout. The scenery surrounding O’Dell Spring Creek is nothing short of spectacular. To the East, the peaks of the Madison Mountain Range soar into the sky while the gently rolling Gravelly Mountains are to the west. Water temperature in the creek on summer days only reaches as high as 65 degrees.
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 14 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Perfect
Ed and jeane are very open and nice. This is the perfect lodge for your fishing experience ennis. Ed will organize a guide. I had Braden and he was great. Really knows the Madison and we fought good fish. Both browns an rainbows. Lodge is straight forward, clean and well organized. No better place in ennis I am sure.
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A warm and friendly place
Returned this year to the lodge....once again Ed and Jean make you feel right at home....room was large and very very clean and my view of the mountains was spectacular.....If you fish or you are just passing through...do yourself a favor and stay at the Rainbow Valley Lodge.....sit with the folks around the fire pit and enjoy a nice glass of wine and great conversation.....oh and just in case you ... more are wondering....YES I am going back next year!!!!!!
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Friendly and clean
From TripAdvisor:. We saw on their sign fly fishing so we stopped in for details. They booked a float trip for us and made sure everything went smoothly. We did not stay here but I wanted to mention how nice the owners are We are traveling in a motorhome but if I needed a room in this beautiful area I would definitely...
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Another Great Stay at the Rainbow
This is our second year in a row at this very special place. Rooms are clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced. Besides rooms they have fishing guide service and a fully stocked fly shop on site. Rooms are a reflection of what you would expect and want to stay in when your in Montana. This place and grounds are well maintained and pleasing to the eye. But what makes this place special is the ... more owners they are super people that make you stay special. They are very helpful on recommendations on places to eat and other businesses in Ennis and surrounding area. The owners have created a family environment that starts with them and is supported by the housekeepers, guides and really the people who stay there. This will become an annual stop for us.
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Great Lodge, Staff and Location on the Madsion River in Ennis.”
This was a great little lodge and the owners were super. Ed helped me out finding local places to fish and flies to use. I spent 2 days fishing the nearby O'Dell Creek which was tough but very rewarding and enjoyable fishing. I will be back to stay, fish, do O'Dell and maybe get a guide to do a float boat next time. Ennis was a freindly little town with neat stores and both Virginia City and Nevada ... more City are short drives away. The only down side of my recent 9 days in Montana was the overcast conditions due to all the fires out West.
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Great hotel in beautiful Ennis, MT! Ed and Jeanne are so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are spotless, cozy, and very spacious. Close to the Madison River and Ennis. Highly recommend and hope to stay again when we return to the Madison Valley.
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Like to Fish and Sleep Well
I just returned home from the most rewarding fishing trip of my life...and I have two people to thank for that...Ed and Jeanne Williams. The owners of the hotel who treat you like family. They are always there if you need something....they make sure your needs are met...and they just know howto make your stay memorable. The rooms are clean...comfortable...
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A good location for fishing the Madison
We had a float trip on the Madison and decided to stay in Ennis. Because of a last minute booking, we could not stay in the main lodge. Instead we stayed in one of their two bedroom houses down the street. It was large and well equipped, but for two it was too big. Next time we will request the main lodge and book early enough to get a room. Other wise, our stay was comfortable, and the hosts, Ed ... more and Jeanne, were very nice and accommodating.
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Another great year!
RVL continues to be one of my favorite places to stay in the West. Ed and Jean run a fabulous lodge with spotlessly clean rooms, a great continental-style breakfast in the a.m., and all with a clientele that is friendly and very pro-fishing. Conveniently located on Route 287, about an hour from Yellowstone Park and about an hour from the Bozeman Airport in Belgrade. If you are a flyfisherman and want ... more to be near the Madison River, Rainbow Valley Lodge is the place to stay.
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Knotty Pine Heaven!
Magnificent location and very comfortable. The owners will make you feel at home in this cozy fishing lodge just outside the town if Ennis and close enough to Yellowstone, Virginia City and the Lewis & Clark Caverns to make them day trips. We had a great time!
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