Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/15/2018

Aug, 15 2018

The Gallatin continues to fish well. The “canyon” still has some Spruce Moths, which the fish are still looking for even though they are thinning out some. Searching with Spruce Moths and attractor patterns (Trudes, Humpys, Wulffs, etc) has been the best bet if you want to avoid the bobber.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/14/2018

Aug, 14 2018

The Gallatin continues to fish great in the canyon and park stretches. The flows are at 596 cfs and dropping some. Weather around bozeman is going to be great. High temps around 89 the next few day but only 81 today. Fishing has been great. Fish are really keyed into…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/12/2018

Aug, 12 2018

The Gallatin continues to fish great in the canyon and park stretches. Fish are really keyed into terrestrials during the day -- Spruce Moths and ants in the canyon and hoppers and ants in the park. Attractor dry flies like Royal Wulffs and Adams Parachutes continue to work. If you…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/9/2018

Aug, 09 2018

The Gallatin is currently flowing at 703 cfs and fishing really well. Spruce Moths are still going strong in the canyon, and the flying ant bite is picking up in the afternoon down there. There are still some mayflies out and fish are rising to caddis in the evenings. Try a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/6/2018

Aug, 06 2018

The Gallatin is currently flowing at 703 cfs and fishing really well. Spruce Moths are still going strong in the canyon, and the ant bite is picking up in the afternoon down there. There are still some mayflies out and fish are rising to caddis in the evenings. Try a size…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/4/2018

Aug, 04 2018

Friday's thunderstorms blew out the West Fork, which was pumping mud into the Gallatin River near Big Sky. On Saturday afternoon most of the dirty water had passed through the canyon and into the valley. Spruce Moths are still going strong in the canyon, and the ant bite is picking…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/1/2018

Aug, 01 2018

Spruce Moths are here, and fish are gorging on them. Dead drift or twitch size 14 Tan and Brown Twisted Babies late in the morning and afternoon. Ant patterns are also picking up a bunch of fish as are attractor dry flies like stimulators and large purple para wulff's. Hoppers…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/30/2018

Jul, 30 2018

Spruce Moths are here, and fish are gorging on them. Dead drift or twitch size 14 Tan and Brown Twisted Babies late in the morning and afternoon. Ant patterns are also picking up a bunch of fish as are attractor dry flies. Hoppers are working well in the park stretch,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/30/2018

Jul, 30 2018

Spruce Moths are here, and fish are gorging on them. Dead drift or twitch size 14 Tan and Brown Twisted Babies late in the morning and afternoon. Ant patterns are also picking up a bunch of fish as are attractor dry flies. Hoppers are working well in the park stretch,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/27/2018

Jul, 27 2018

The Gallatin River is looking good and has plenty of food options for the trout. Spruce Moths have arrived in earnest, adding to the insect buffet. When these hit the water, trout tend to key on them, so bring some size 14 Tan Twisted Babies to the Gallatin Canyon. Hoppers…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/23/2018

Jul, 23 2018

Non-aquatic insects are adding to the buffet of food for the trout of the Gallatin River. Hoppers are bouncing around in the park section, while spruce moths start to hatch from trees in the canyon. These can be fun patterns to throw becuase they are easy to see and elicit…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/20/2018

Jul, 20 2018

The Gallatin River continues to fish well, especially in the canyon. The park section is starting to warm up and the fish are becoming more active. However, down here in the valley the water is starting to warm, so the trout are becoming lackadasical in the afternoon. There are still…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/17/2018

Jul, 17 2018

The Gallatin River is still fishing as good as anything. Flows are now at 1,080 cfs attractor dries seem to be a great choice right now. Stimulators, Trudes, Royal Wulffs and Purple Hazes are top choices. A size 12 or 14 is fine. The fish are getting a little more…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/13/2018

Jul, 13 2018

The Gallatin River is still fishing as good as anything. Flows are now at 1,240 cfs attractor dries seem to be a great choice right now. Stimulators, Trudes, Royal Wulffs and Purple Hazes are top choices. A size 12 or 14 is fine. The fish are getting a little more…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/11/2018

Jul, 11 2018

The Gallatin River is still fishing as good as anything. Attractor dries seem to be a great choice right now. Stimulators, Trudes, Royal Wulffs and Purple Hazes are top choices. A size 12 or 14 is fine. The fish are getting a little more selective towards the evening when they…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/7/2018

Jul, 07 2018

The Gallatin River has been on fire the last few days. The river has cleared, flows are dropping and the trout are eating. The big stoneflies have pretty much passed through the canyon, though some are still fluttering around Big Sky and in the park section. However, the fish are…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/4/2018

Jul, 04 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing well if you can locate some slower water. The flows are now at 1,680 cfs and the weather for the week looks great with a high of 93 degrees on friday. The big bugs are currently in the canyon and fish have been looking…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/1/2018

Jul, 01 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing well if you can locate some slower water.  The big bugs are currently in the canyon and fish have been looking up for them.  Dark-colored rubberlegs, Copper Johns, Caddis, PMD's, Yellow Sallies and worms are all working for the nymph game.  Black wooly buggers…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/28/2018

Jun, 28 2018

The Gallatin River is starting to fish well.  The big bugs are currently in the canyon and fish have been looking up for them.  Dark-colored rubberlegs, Copper Johns, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and worms are all working for the nymph game.  Black wooly buggers and small streamers should also get the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/24/2018

Jun, 24 2018

The Gallatin River had nearly a foot of visibility in the valley on Saturday and was fishing well. Dark-colored rubberlegs, size 14 Copper Johns and worms were working. Black wooly buggers and small streamers should also get the job done. We've gotten reports of Yellow Sallies and caddis patterns producing…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/22/2018

Jun, 22 2018

The Gallatin River has been fluctuating both in clarity and flows this week. It seems as though, once the river clears enough to fish decently well, another rainstorm hits and sends a plug of mud through. When clarity improves, the fishing has gotten pretty good. Wooly buggers, rubberlegs, copper johns,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/20/2018

Jun, 20 2018

Flows on the Gallatin are currently sitting at 3,000 cfs.  There is still a lot of water in this river so wading will be difficult in many places. Color is improving but still off here in the valley from all the rain over the last few days.  Todays best bet…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/18/2018

Jun, 18 2018

The Gallatin River spiked up about another 650 cfs in the last 24 hours.  The flows are at 3,150 cfs at the moment. There is still a lot of water in this river so wading will be difficult in many places. Color is off today in the valley as a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/17/2018

Jun, 17 2018

The Gallatin River is starting to look very fishable. The flows are at 2,500 cfs and still on the downward trend. Monday and Tuesday look like they will be wet which may slow the downward trend in flows. There is still a lot of water in this river so wading…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/15/2018

Jun, 15 2018

The Gallatin River is starting to look very fishable. The flows are at 2,580 cfs and dropping. Be ready for a wet weekend and possibly a bump in flows. There is still a lot of water in this river so wading will be difficult in many places but if it…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/13/2018

Jun, 13 2018

The Gallatin River is still too high and muddy to be safe and worth while. Hopefully it won't be too long until it is fishable again. The flows are dropping but are still at 3,430 cfs. The Park section will be the first to clear up.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/11/2018

Jun, 11 2018

The Gallatin River is still too high and muddy to be worth while. It wont be long until it is fishable. The flows are dropping but are still at 3,430 cfs. The Park section will be the first to clear up.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/9/2018

Jun, 09 2018

The Gallatin River is still too high and muddy to be worth while. The flows are dropping but are still at 4,150 cfs. The Park section will be the first to clear up.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/3/2018

Jun, 03 2018

The Gallatin River is still too high and muddy to be worth while. The flows are dropping but are still at 4,360 cfs. The Park section will be the first to clear up.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/30/2018

May, 30 2018

The Gallatin River is still too high and muddy to be worth while. There is more water coming down the Gallatin than the Madison and probably still hasn't peaked yet. The Park section will be the first to clear up.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/28/2018

May, 28 2018

The entire Gallatin is running very big and muddy, so it's going to be a while before it starts fishing.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/25/2018

May, 25 2018

The Gallatin River is hanging around 5,380 cfs right now. Not really fishable below the Taylor's Fork, but above may be ok if it stays cool at night. Stonefly Nymphs and San Juan Worms will certainly be top choices.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/22/2018

May, 22 2018

The Gallatin River is hanging around 4130 cfs right now. Not really fishable below the Taylor's Fork, but above may be ok if it stays cool at night. Stonefly Nymphs and San Juan Worms will certainly be top choices.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/20/2018

May, 20 2018

The Gallatin River is hanging around 3,730 cfs right now. Not really fishable below the Taylor's Fork, but above may be ok if it stays cool at night. Stonefly Nymphs and San Juan Worms will certainly be top choices.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/18/2018

May, 18 2018

The Gallatin River is hanging around 4000 cfs right now. Not really fishable below the Taylor's Fork, but above may be ok if it stays cool at night. Stonefly Nymphs and San Juan Worms will certainly be top choices.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/14/2018

May, 14 2018

The Gallatin River is still flowing at 2,740 CFS and is dirty. Better left to the white water rafters for a while. The river has dropped a little so it might be clean enough to fish above the Taylor's Fork.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/12/2018

May, 12 2018

The Gallatin River is still flowing at over 3,000 CFS and is dirty. Better left to the white water rafters for a while. The river has dropped a little so it might be clean enough to fish above the Taylor's Fork.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/9/2018

May, 09 2018

The Gallatin River is now flowing at 3,400 CFS and dirty. Better left to the white water rafters for a while. If it gets cold later this week, it might get clean enough to fish above the Taylor's Fork.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/7/2018

May, 07 2018

The Gallatin River is now flowing at 2,660 CFS which is huge a spike. It is now running very brown and we would recommend fishing elsewhere. Caddis, baetis, march browns, and stoneflies are around but the visibility is too low to effectively fish any of these. If your only option…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/29/2018

Apr, 29 2018

The Gallatin shot up yesterday and is now flowing at 1,850 CFS so expect a lot of color.  While dry fly action may not be happening, be sure to keep a few March Browns (better late than never!) and Skwala patterns in your box in case you find some rising…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/27/2018

Apr, 27 2018

Gallatin green is absolutely a thing these days with snow melting off and increasing flows on the river. It was decreasing the last few days and did not look bad but with warm temperatures yesterday and coming this weekend the river will rise significantly and muddy up. The flows are…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/23/2018

Apr, 23 2018

Gallatin green is absolutely a thing these days with snow melting off and increasing flows on the river. It has shot up to 943 cfs and is looking pretty darn muddy. The weather will improve after the rain and snow today leading up to a warm weekend with highs in…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/21/2018

Apr, 21 2018

Gallatin green is absolutely a thing these days with snow melting off and increasing flows on the river.  Visibility is not all that great, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it your best effort!  While dry fly action may not be happening, be sure to keep a few March…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/16/2018

Apr, 16 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing pretty darn good. But might be slowed by increasing flows and made a bit difficult with the wind today. Today and tomorrow will be wet and colder leading up to a nice week with high temps into the 50's and partly cloudy. Discharge has…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/12/2018

Apr, 12 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing pretty darn good. But might be slowed by increasing flows and made a bit difficult with the wind today. Today and tomorrow will be wet and colder leading up to a nice weekend. Discharge has been continually increasing for a few days and is…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/8/2018

Apr, 08 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing pretty darn good. This cold snap probably slowed down the Skwalas and Baetis a little. Today looks like a nice cloudy day with the high temperature at 45 here in Bozeman. Discharge has been continually increasing for a few days and is now at…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/6/2018

Apr, 06 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing pretty darn good. Today is cold with a high of only 34 degrees and a bunch of snow. Tomorrow will be better with a high near 50 but the snow is replaced with rain and a possible thunderstorm. This cold snap probably slowed down…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/3/2018

Apr, 03 2018

The Gallatin River has been fishing pretty darn good. The last cold day or two has slowed down the reports but the few we've gotten have been possitive. This cold snap probably slowed down the Skwalas and Baetis a little but warmer weather this week will get them active again.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/31/2018

Mar, 31 2018

The Gallatin River has continued to fish well. There has been a little color to the water on the real warm days but nothing too severe yet. Nymphing has still been the most consistent more days than not. Small Stonefly Nymphs, Prince Nymphs, Hare's Ears and Baetis Nymphs have been…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/28/2018

Mar, 28 2018

Reports from the Gallatin have been consistantly good.  Several people have been picking up fish on buggers and smaller dark streamers the past few days.  A nymph rig will still be the best approach.  Stonefly nymphs, worms, eggs, midge pupas and Prince Nymphs have been getting the most action.  Dry…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/22/2018

Mar, 17 2018

The Gallatin is still fishing very well down here in the Gallatin Valley with nymphs most days. A few fish have been fishing here and there on Midges and small Baetis dries on cloudy days. We expect the dry fly fishing to keep getting better out there in the Gallatin…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/17/2018

Mar, 17 2018

The Gallatin has continued to fish well. Nymphing has remained the most productive the majority of the day. Attractor Nymphs like a Prince, Hare's Ear or Rubberleg have been good choices as have been Midge Pupa's, Copper John's and Pheasant Tail's. Midges have still been the only hatch but have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/12/2018

Mar, 12 2018

Reports from the Gallatin continue to be frequent and positive. There has been quite a bit of decent Dry Fly fishing most afternoons lately. Midges are still the only thing hatching with both Clusters and Emergers being important. Blue Winged Olive's, Skwalla's and March Brown's will start to show up…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/05/2018

Mar, 05 2018

We've been getting a lot of good reports from the Gallatin River the last few warm days. The Nymphing has been productive with an assortment of Stonefly Nymphs. #'s10-14 in Olive or Peacock seem to be the top choices right now. Small #16 or 18 Nymphs like Copper John's, Lightning…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/03/2018

Mar, 03 2018

The river has been almost 100% slush free for a few days now.  Stonefly nymphs with midges and other small attractor nymphs have been doing the trick.  The worm has also been produciong well followed by a smaller bead head. Target the deeper slower water and you should be able…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/26/2018

Feb, 26 2018

Icy conditions have subsided, and there was just a bit of ice and slush floating yesterday. Stonefly nymphs with midges and other small attractor nymphs have been working pretty well fished slow and deep. Midge dries could bring fish to the surface during the afternoon, but it probably won't be…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/20/2018

Feb, 20 2018

The Gallatin river is a little too icy and slushy right now and it looks like this cold snap might stick with us a few more days. The water just outside the Park Boundary will usually be the first place that becomes fishable. Olive Stonefly Nymphs and Prince Nymphs have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/19/2018

Feb, 19 2018

There is lots of ice and slush with the current cold snap. Stonefly nymphs have been working consistently, along with midge pupa and smaller attractor nymphs. Skwalla nymphs are getting active, and we had some good reports of olive rubberlegs working well. Midge dries will be on hold until it…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/14/2018

Feb, 14 2018

Fishing has been good on the Gallatin, but expect it to be a bit slower with the current cold snap. Otherwise its going to be the same program as usual for this time of year. Stonefly nymphs, midges and smaller attractor nymphs are going to be best. Skwalla Nymph's are…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/9/2018

Feb, 09 2018

Fishing has been good on the Gallatin, but expect it to be a bit slower with the current cold snap. Otherwise its going to be the same program as usual for this time of year. Stonefly nymphs, midges and smaller attractor nymphs are going to be best. Midge dries have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 1/25/2018

Jan, 25 2018

The Gallatin has remained a great choice the last few days. There is very little ice so getting around is easy and it's been less windy than the Lower Madison. The Dry Fly action has picked up some last week and should continue to improve if the weather stays mellow.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 1/23/2018

Jan, 23 2018

The Gallatin has been fishing well with smaller stonefly nymphs, midges and worm patterns. Also, there have been quite a few reports coming in of fish rising to midges during the afternoon.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 1/12/2018

Jan, 12 2018

It sounds like a lot of slush and ice cleared out of the Gallatin overnight. Everyone we talked to said the river was pretty clear down to William's Bridge or so. Fishing was decent today with small to medium Stonefly Nymphs, Prince Nymphs and Copper Johns.

 

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 1/06/2018

Jan, 06 2018

Lots of the ice is starting to break up here in the Gallatin Valley, making for a little window here and there with some decent opportunities near Gallatin Gateway. The better fishing is in the middle and upper portions of the Gallatin Canyon right now though. Winter nymphing is best…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 1/2/2018

Jan, 02 2018

The few reports we've gotten from the Gallatin have been pretty good. The temps have been a little warmer the closer you get to Big Sky so the river has stayed a little less slushy than down stream towards the Valley. A combination of flies top our list right now,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/29/2017

Dec, 29 2017

The forecast early next week looks like it might warm up a little. Be ready and armed with an assortment of Stonefly Nymphs in sizes 8-12 in both Golden and Brown colors. Also make sure you have plenty of Midge Pupas in Black and Red as well as some small…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/27/2017

Dec, 27 2017

Anchor ice and slush are making for tough conditions. Up towards Big Sky is the best chance to find open water. Warming weather should help to clear it out a bit, but since the anchor ice might take a while to melt.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/20/2017

Dec, 20 2017

With the cold snap coming our way the Gallatin will probably be unfishable for a week or so. There might be some open water around Big Sky or just below the Park Boundary. Sometimes it can be a little warmer in Big Sky than in town but not usually. If…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/17/2017

Dec, 17 2017

It's going to be warm on Monday and Tuesday will be warm and windy, so the Gallatin is going to be a good choice to get out of the wind. Very cold weather will be coming mid-week which will make for slushy and icy conditions. Nymphing with smaller stonefly nymphs…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/10/2017

Dec, 10 2017

The Gallatin has been staying a little slushy in the Valley but clearing up as you head upstream towards Big Sky. Stonefly Nymphs are a must have in light and dark colors and about a size 8-12. Red Copper Johns, San Juan Worms and Midge Pupas make for a great…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/01/2017

Dec, 01 2017

Afternoon fishing has still been productive, but its a bit slower the last few days with colder weather. Smalller stonefly nymphs and midge pupa are generally best during winter. A combination of #8-#10 Stonefly nymph coupled with a smaller #14-#18 mayfly nymph or midge pupa will work as well as…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/18/2017

Nov, 18 2017

Fishing has been decent during the warm part of the day with most action coming on nymph rigs. Smalller stonefly nymphs and midge pupa are generally best during winter. A combination of #8-#10 Stonefly nymph coupled with a smaller #14-#18 mayfly nymph or midge pupa will work as well as…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/12/2017

Nov, 12 2017

The fishing on the Gallatin has been tougher the last two days. Hopefully this slightly warmer weather will get them feeding this afternoon and tomorrow. Fishing should be the best during the warmest part of the day. Smalller stonefly nymphs and midge pupa are generally best during winter. A combination…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/09/2017

Nov, 09 2017

Winter fishing tactics are here. Warmer weather this weekend will get the fish more active, and fishing is best during the warmest part of the day. Smalller stonefly nymphs and midge pupa are generally best during winter. A combination of #8-#10 Stonefly Nymph coupled with a smaller #14-#18 Mayfly Nymph…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/02/2017

Nov, 02 2017

We've started to get a little taste of Winter weather the last day or two. Not super cold yet, but waist deep in the Gallatin at sun up is probably not necessary and probably a little unfruitful. No ice issues or anything so the afternoons should remain pretty good for…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/25/2017

Nov, 01 2017

Smaller stonefly nymphs have been most consistent with smaller baetis nymphs or egg patterns as trailers. BWO hatches have been making for some decent dry fly action starting sometime after noon. Fishing an emerger behind a parachute adams, purple haze or bwo dun patterns has been effective during the hatch.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/25/2017

Oct, 25 2017

The Gallatin has been fishing well in the afternoon and into the evening. The most consistent fishing has been mid afternoon with a couple of nymphs through the deep pools.  A combination of flies including Golden Stone Nymph's, Bugger's, small Copper John's, Pheasant Tail's, Midge Pupa's and Worms. The Baetis…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/21/2017

Oct, 21 2017

The Gallatin has been fishing well in the afternoon. The temps are cool enough that the morning bite has been a little slow with the exception of some streamer action around the riffles. The most consistent fishing has been mid day with a couple of nymphs through the deep pools,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/15/2017

Oct, 15 2017

Colder night temps have dropped the water temps significantly. The fish have responded by dropping down into the deep water and hugging the bottom, making for some slow fishing. The temps should be on the rise again and the fish should respond favorably. Deep nymphing will still be the best…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/13/2017

Oct, 13 2017

The Gallatin has been just a little slower the last few days than it was last week.  The mornings have been tough for most folks, your best bet will be mid day.  San Juan Worms and Eggs have been working well.  If that doesn't do it for you try a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/9/2017

Oct, 09 2017

The fishing has been good to very good for the most part if you are out mid day on the Gallatin.  The mornings have been tough for most folks.  The valley has stayed clear and some spawners have started to populate the riffles. San Juan Worms and Eggs have been…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/6/2017

Oct, 06 2017

The flows on the Gallatin have been a little up and down the last few days. The fishing has been good to very good for the most part. The valley has stayed clear and some spawners have started to populate the riffles a little. San Juan Worms and Eggs have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/4/2017

Oct, 04 2017

The Gallatin has been fishing well mid day. With the cold temps the mornings have been tougher. We have some storms moving into the area, and on top of the rain snow melt from the upper mountain streams from the last storm cycle, they may produce some unpredictable mud plugs…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/1/2017

Oct, 01 2017

The Gallatin has been a great option for fishing this past week. We have some storms moving into the area, and on top of the rain snow melt from the upper mountain streams from the last storm cycle, they may produce some unpredictable mud plugs running through the Gallatin. With…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/24/2017

Sep, 24 2017

The Gallatin is starting to clear back and is fishing great!  If you are seeing some rising fish try a Beatis.  Streamer fishing has been good, darker colors have been picking up nice fish. Nymphing will still be your best option, any buggers or a rubberlegs as a lead fly…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/22/2017

Sep, 22 2017

The Gallatin is still dirty and off color, I would look to another option for a day or two.  If you have to fish it try a black streamer.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/19/2017

Sep, 19 2017

The big spike in flows today has made for some dirty water coming down river. Nymph with darker colored stonefly nymphs and smaller mayfly nymphs. Baetis have been hatching, but dry fly fishing will be dependent on water clarity. Smaller streamer patterns have also been effective.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/11/2017

Sep, 11 2017

The fishing has remained good on the Gallatin. We are starting to see some of the fall Baetis hatching with the Green Drakes and October Caddis soon to follow.  The valley sections like above Big Sky and below Williams have been productive from mid morning tell sunset with a variety…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/7/2017

Sep, 07 2017

The fishing has remained very good on the Gallatin. We are starting to see some of the fall Baetis hatching with the Green Drakes and October Caddis soon to follow. All sections have been productive lately. The valley sections like above Big Sky and below Williams have been productive mornings…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 9/02/2017

Sep, 03 2017

Fishing on the Gallatin has been good this past week. Grasshoppers and ants have been working well on top. Attractor patterns such as Royal Wulffs and Adams have also been getting it done. Fish are educated in the more heavily pressured areas, so trying some of the not so obvious…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 8/26/2017

Aug, 26 2017

The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. Grasshoppers and ants have been working well on top, and hopper fishing is usual best in the from Sheds Bridge upstream to the mouth of the canyon, or above Big…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report8/14/2017

Aug, 14 2017

Update: The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. The Gallatin Canyon has good water temps and fishing has remained good from Yellowstone Park to Gallatin Gateway.

The Gallatin has been fishing well the past week from the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report8/08/2017

Aug, 08 2017

Update: The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. The Gallatin Canyon has good water temps and fishing has remained good from Yellowstone Park to Gallatin Gateway.

The Gallatin continues to be one of the better rivers to…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/30/2017

Jul, 30 2017

Update: The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. The Gallatin Canyon has good water temps and fishing has remained good from Yellowstone Park to Gallatin Gateway.

The canyon continues to be one of the better rivers to…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/23/2017

Jul, 23 2017

Update: The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. The Gallatin Canyon has good water temps and fishing has remained good from Yellowstone Park to Gallatin Gateway.

Dry fly fishing has been good before 11:00am and again during…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/18/2017

Jul, 18 2017

Update: The Gallatin below the Sheds Bridge access at Four Corners is on Hoot Owl Closure between 2:00 pm and midnight. The Gallatin Canyon has good water temps and fishing has remained good from Yellowstone Park to Gallatin Gateway.

Dry fly fishing has been good before noon and again during…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/13/2017

Jul, 13 2017

The Gallatin has seen a few days of off color water the past week.  The fishing has been great when the river has been clear.  The salmon flies have made their way up the entire river by now.  You may find a fish or two up high in the park…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/9/2017

Jul, 09 2017

EDIT: We just got a call this morning that there is a plug from Big Sky to Storm Castle from the rain last night.  It seems to be moving pretty quickly, but may throw off your day of fishing if you were planning on hitting that stretch of…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/30/2017

Jun, 30 2017

The Gallatin is dropping and clearing a little quicker than we thought. This is one of our favorite times of the year when a person can go out with a handfull of Stimulators and Trudes and have an entertaining afternoon. Salmonflies are above Big Sky heading into the Park. A…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/28/2017

Jun, 28 2017

The Gallatin was getting into shape nicely but this rain has slowed that progress down a little. It will be Muddy the next couple of days. The Salmon Flies have been around Big Sky the last day or so and will be slowly moving toward the Park when the rain…

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