Gallatin River Fishing Report July 30, 2020 - Fins & Feathers
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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/30/2020

Date: 07/30/2020

Current Conditions

The Gallatin may have slowed a bit after the recent rainstorms. It has a bit of color but an angler should be able to pick up fish on large dries and nymphs. Rubberlegs and worms below a light colored chubby should get it done. Spruce moths are out and about pretty good now. Fishing a Fat Head Moth has been great to match this abundant trout food. Still some great caddis activity in the evenings and decent PMD's in the mornings. Terrestrial patterns have also been catching fish. Ants up in the canyon and hopper patterns have seen some action around 4-corners.

COVID 19 COMMUNICATIONS – July 31, 2020

  • Store capacity is limited to 5 guests
  • Purchase fishing licenses online at fwp.mt.gov (we are now selling licenses as well, but ask that you try online first)
  • Face coverings are mandatory – we have them available if needed.
  • Respect social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer.

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

  • Order online and select Pickup at checkout for curbside service
  • Call us at 406-586-2188 to place your order over the phone fro curbside service.
  • Book a time for private shopping.
  • Buy Flies online and save 20% (enter FLIES_20 at checkout in the Discount Code field)

Keep in mind you can shop all of our flies online for both shipping and curbside pickup. You can also order hand-picked fly selections for the Gallatin River before you head out; we'll have them ready for you to pick up!

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Gallatin River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides

Gallatin River Webcam - Located at Karst, which is about 1/2 way between Bozeman and Big Sky on HWY 191.

Flows

752 CFS
On 2020-7-30

Streamflow

Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/30/2020 Streamflow

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Gallatin River Overview

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.

Fishing Licenses and Shuttle Info

Fins & Feathers is a full-service Bozeman fly shop and Montana fly fishing outfitter. Gallatin River fly fishing trips are available year-round with our Bozeman fly fishing guides.

Gallatin River Access Map