The Gallatin has been fishing well with this cooler, wet, and overcast weather. Nymphing has been really effective with Pat's Rubberlegs, Prince Nymphs or red Copper Johns. Smaller Baetis and Midge imitations have been picking up fish as well. Good patterns to match the hatch right now include, Military May, Micro Mays, $3 Dips and Zebra Midges. Fishing with dry flies will be good on overcast calm das. The streamer fishing will really pick up as well. White and olive are good colors this time of year and work your fly through the deeper areas of the river and slower runs. These would be good to have in your box right now because when you find one fish rising, you'll likely find others.
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Gallatin River Webcam - Located at Karst, which is about 1/2 way between Bozeman and Big Sky on HWY 191.
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.