It's not severe, yet; but, the Yellowstone River is starting to take on some color from snow melt. Our cold weather over the next week should hold it at bay for a while. It looks like spring fishing is going to be upended within the next few weeks, though. :(
The next few days are looking to be cooler and overcast...Normally, such a weather forecast does not portend bad fishing on the lower Madison. However, yesterday's fishing trip out on the river was not that great. The water is definitely rising and it is getting pretty murky out there. More water must be being released from the damn. Your next few days may be better spent planning your next fly fishing trip to southwest Montana. :)
If you can, take advantage of this most decidedly spring day to fish the lower Madison River. Today maybe the only sun we get for a few days. The weekend is not looking too good. If you do get out on the river, today, then expect to see our old friends, the American White Pelicans. Get out and enjoy!