The Gallatin will be pretty icy and slushy after the past few cold nights. The fishing will improve later in the week with warmer weather. The best time and place to fish will be in the afternoon to evening windows throughout the Gallatin Canyon. The best method of fishing right now is a nymph rig, set up with a Pat's Rubberlegs in either Black/Coffee, Zebra Midges, Golden stones, Prince Nymphs, San Juan Worms, and Pheasant Tails. Work the slower moving water following a run. These fish stack up in similar places so once you find fish, don't leave until you've worked it through. Often times you can see all of the fish feeding in these areas. Keep your eyes peeled!
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Gallatin River Webcam - Located at Karst, which is about 1/2 way between Bozeman and Big Sky on HWY 191.
Full Day guided fly-fishing trips are our standard offering and offer the best opportunity to truly get out and experience the fly-fishing opportunities around Bozeman that attract anglers from around the world.
Summertime full day trips on the lower Madison include early start times but still give a typical full day experience. These are great options for people with afternoon or early evening plans.
The Gallatin River is one of the more scenic, blue-ribbon trout waters found in the Bozeman area. The river changes in character from a small mountain stream near its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to a medium-sized, classic western river once it flows into the Gallatin Valley. The middle portion of the river flows through the Gallatin Canyon and is characterized by pocket water and swift currents. Once it leaves the canyon stretch, the river slows its pace with much of the trout water being found in a classic riffle, pool, and run water types. The Gallatin River is noted for having very clean, cold water throughout its course and served as the setting in which much of "A River Runs Through It" was filmed.