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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/25/2017

Jun, 25 2017

Flows on the Gallatin are at 2000cfs and dropping.  Anglers are seeing Salmonflies in the lower Canyon and getting them with the dry.  Caddis have still been the heavier hatch so be ready for them about any time from sun up to dark. Nymphing with a large dark Stonefly Nymph,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/21/2017

Jun, 21 2017

Flows on the Gallatin spiked back up about 400cfs from yesterdays heat.  I havent seen it but im sure its still fishable. Anglers are starting to see some Salmonflies here and there in the Valley and lower Canyon. The big bug hatch will get a lot better later this week…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/19/2017

Jun, 19 2017

A few folks are starting to see some Salmonflies here and there in the Valley and lower Canyon. It's just getting started so it will be sporadic the next couple of days. It will get a lot better later this week into the weekend. Caddis have still been the heavier…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/15/2017

Jun, 15 2017

The Gallatin River is at 2390CFS in Gateway. The water is still high and getting around is tough but the fish are hungry. With flows like this its all about finding the right spot. Look for that softer holding water on the insides and below islands.  I would run a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/11/2017

Jun, 11 2017

The Gallatin River is at 3000CFS in Gateway. We did have a report of some decent fishing yesterday. For most anglers it is still too high and brown, but fish can be caught if you find the right spot. I would run a big dark Rubberlegs followed by worm if…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/09/2017

Jun, 09 2017

The Gallatin River is up to 4370cfs in Gateway.  Look to other options for the time being.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 6/02/2017

Jun, 02 2017

The Gallatin River is up to 4000cfs in Gateway. When I looked at it yesterday at Sheds Bridge it was brown.  Look to other options for the time being.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/28/2017

May, 28 2017

The Gallatin started to come back up a little in the last 12 hrs. Its still fishable but high and off color. Tomorrow might be a different story.  If you're determined and know of a safe place, chucking Buggers, Stonefly Nymphs or Goomie Worms tight to the bank can produce.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/26/2017

May, 26 2017

The Gallatin River is coming up a bunch and getting dirty. If it gets cold enough at night, it could slow down the runoff enough to snap into shape again, at least mornings. If you're determined and know of a safe place, chucking Buggers, Stonefly Nymphs or Goomie Worms tight…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/24/2017

May, 24 2017

The Gallatin Shot up a good amount last night from yesterdays warm weather.  I havent seen it today but I cant imagine that it is looking too good. Might get one more day in, but personally I would look to another option.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/19/2017

May, 19 2017

The Gallatin will probably fish ok today, especially above the Taylors Fork, but will probably be short lived as it warms up. Dark Stonefly Nymphs, San Juan Worms and Soft Hackled Caddis will top the list as far as flies go.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/16/2017

May, 16 2017

The Gallatin is looking as good as it has in the past week or two! Above the Taylor Fork was good yesterday and we hear that its half decent here in town today.  If you get out on the water your best bet would be running a heavy nymph rig…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/13/2017

May, 13 2017

The Gallatin is very high and muddy now! Even above the Taylor Fork. It could become fishable up there with this cool week we have coming but its still a long shot.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/08/2017

May, 08 2017

The Gallatin is very high and muddy now! It could become fishable if there is cold nights, but otherwise it will be a while.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/05/2017

May, 05 2017

The Gallatin blew out yesterday afternoon. It might not be complete run off yet but right now it is not fishable. If it gets cold again it might clear up enough to fish early mornings.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 5/03/2017

May, 03 2017

The Gallatin is currently looking great!  With this warm weather it won't last long so get out there while you can.  As far as nymphing goes, San Juan Worms, Stoneflies and Caddis nymphs are a good option. Any other size 16 soft hackle attractor nymphs should do the trick as…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/27/2017

Apr, 27 2017

The Gallatin has been staying fairly steady considering all the wet weather we have had this week in the mountains. Color is still green and flows are getting higher but not to high yet.  Buggers and smaller streamers would be a good choice at the moment.  As far as nymphing…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/20/2017

Apr, 20 2017

The Gallatin fished well the last two days. Water flows are starting to make wadding a little difficult in some spots.  Buggers and smaller streamers would be a good choice at the moment. I did well on olive on tuesday here in the valley.  As far as nymphing goes, San…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/17/2017

Apr, 17 2017

The Gallatin is on the rise. It was still fishable yesterday evening when I took a look, but it was dark green.  Buggers and smaller streamers would be a good choice at the moment.  As far as nymphing goes, San Juan Worms, Eggs and Attractor Nymphs like Copper Johns and…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/7/2017

Apr, 07 2017

The Gallatin is fishing well. The clarity is still holding on until the real warm days get here. Blue Winged Olives and Skwallas have been hatching in good numbers so the fish have been looking up here and there latelly. Be sure to have Nymphs and Adults to match those…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 4/5/2017

Apr, 05 2017

The Gallatin has been fishing great the last few days. Little color in the water but nothing bad. The best reports have been coming from the Big Sky area and a little down stream from there. Go to flies would be:  Stonefly nymphs, San Juan Worms, Eggs, Prince nymphs, Pheasant…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/31/2017

Mar, 31 2017

The Gallatin is still pretty clear right now. It's been freezing in the high country still so we aren't in full runoff stage yet. There should be some little plugs moving through with this rain but it shouldn't muddy anything up too bad. The usual combination of Stonefly Nymph, San…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/24/2017

Mar, 24 2017

The low level run off has the river a little off color right now. The Gallatin is still clean enough to fish for sure though. This time of the year the river should clear up a little on the colder days and nights and get a little color after the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/20/2017

Mar, 20 2017

The Gallatin is running a little high at the moment.  Saturdays reports were good to great but yesterdays were slower.   Visibility last night was about 12-18 inches.  Rubber legs, worms, and midges have been very productive this week. Think slightly larger and brighter with the higher water.  The Egg…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/17/2017

Mar, 17 2017

The Gallatin came up a little yesterday with the rain and warm temps.  There is a little color in it but nothing serious.  Rubber legs, worms, and midges have been very productive this week. The Egg bite has also been coming on lately, which usually means the Streamer bite is…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/15/2017

Mar, 15 2017

The Gallatin is starting to come up a little but still looks real good. The fishing has remained on the productive side as well. Good reports have come from the Park Boundary through the Valley. The Egg bite has been coming on lately for sure, which usually means the Streamer…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/10/2017

Mar, 10 2017

The Gallatin continues to fish well. Nymph bite is strong and steady. The omnipresent rubberleg-dropper rig has been crushing it. Worms, eggs and midge pupa are all good dropper choices. The streamer bite has been ok. Smaller olive and black streamers have been best, on a slow strip. Sounds like…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 3/04/2017

Mar, 04 2017

The Gallatin has been fishing very well this week.  Wasn't tell just yesterday that we heard the first slower reports.  Havent seen any slush for a while so thats good.  The same fly patterns that were working will continue to work well. The Stonefly, Worm, Midge, Copper John, things like…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/28/2017

Feb, 28 2017

It's been pretty cold on the Gallatin the last few days. I haven't heard of too much slush or freezing over, it's just been cold. It looks like we might get a little warm up in the upcoming days. The same fly patterns that were working will continue to work…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/25/2017

Feb, 25 2017

Reports from the Gallatin today haven't been stellar. It was pretty cold and windy going down the canyon though. Everyone seemed to catch a fish or two but not much more than that. Stoneflies are still a must have along with a Midge Pupa or San Juan Worm. The fish…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/21/2017

Feb, 21 2017

The Gallatin fished like a champ over the weekend. Most people have had great results with Stonefly Nymphs and smaller Attractor Nymphs like Copper John's and Prince Nymphs. Midges have been hatching in good numbers the last few days. Not everyone has taken the time to switch over to dries…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/18/2017

Feb, 18 2017

The Gallatin has continued to fish well the last several days. The river is thawed and fishing decent at least all the way to Cameron Bridge. Stonefly Nymphs are definately a must have. In addition to those a person should have some San Juan Worms, Copper Johns, Midge Pupas and…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/11/2017

Feb, 11 2017

The Gallatin is starting to thaw out and open up pretty good a little closer to town now. The river is still pretty icy and hard to get around the further you go downstream towards Manhatten. Stonefly/Worm combos have been getting alot of attention as well as some Midge Pupas.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 2/6/2017

Feb, 06 2017

The Gallatin is still pretty frozen in a lot of places. Most of the open water is from about Storm Castle to Big Sky. It looks like it is supposed to warm up some Thursday and Friday, cool off a little on the weekend and warm back up early next…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/31/2017

Jan, 31 2017

These next couple of days will be a little tough on the Gallatin. The valley is still pretty icey so you have to drive down the canyon quite a while before you find good open water. Things should mellow out again by this weekend when we start to see a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/27/2017

Jan, 27 2017

The only real open water on the Gallatin will be in the Canyon to Big Sky. Everything in the valley is still pretty frozen. Stonefly Nymphs, San Juan Worms, Midges and Attractor Nymphs will all produce some fish. Dead drifting a small Sculpin can be productive in some of those…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/23/2017

Jan, 23 2017

The Gallatin River is still kind of frozen here in the Valley but reports from the Canyon and Big Sky have been good. The better fly combinations have included a Stonefly Nymph, San Juan Worm or a Midge Pupa. There is still a little bit of an Egg bite here…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/21/2017

Jan, 21 2017

The Gallatin should fish pretty well in the Canyon closer to Big Sky, maybe all the way down to Axtel or so. There is still alot of ice in the Valley making it a little unsafe and unproductive. The water around Big Sky and just below the Park boundary has…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/16/2017

Jan, 16 2017

The Gallatin should fish pretty well in the Canyon closer to Big Sky. There is still alot of ice in the Valley making it a little unsafe and unproductive. The water around Big Sky and just below the Park boundary has a little more spring influence and has a few…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 01/09/2017

Jan, 09 2017

A warm day is giving a break from the slushy conditions. We've had lots of people coming throught to head out today, but it looks like more cold conditions coming back in this week. Nymphing should be good today with small midge patterns, eggs, worms and smaller stonefly nymphs. Look…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/31/2016

Dec, 31 2016

The Gallatin is probably going to be just about unfishable until next weekend. Temps are going to be below zero to low teens all next week. There might be some fishable water at Big Sky or the springs just below the Park Boudary. If they don't eat a size 10-12…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/22/2016

Dec, 22 2016

The Gallatin is slushy and icy today. Not really fishable from the Canyon downstream. There might be some fishable water at Big Sky or the springs just below the Park Boudary.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/19/2016

Dec, 19 2016

It looks like we might be in for a short warm up the next few days. Not that it's going to be warm but after -20, the 10's and 20's feel pretty good. Some of the water around Big Sky hasn't been too slushy, even yesterday a customer said he…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 12/6/2016

Dec, 06 2016

Fishing on the Gallatin will be a little tough the next several days. The river will probably be a little too icy and slushy. The only place I can think of that might stay fishable in the afternoons is around the springs just below the park boundary. If you venture…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/30/2016

Nov, 30 2016

Winter fishing is finally on the way. The second summer we saw through most of November seems to have finally given way to snow flurries and colder temps. There has been a little slush on the river the last few mornings, which disappears by the afternoon. Also, some shelf-ice trying…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/27/2016

Nov, 27 2016

The Gallatin is still fishing ok. We've been getting good streamer reports this afternoon and yesterday. Black or Natural Sculpins, kind of on the small side, seem to be getting some attention. The streamer bite might start to slow down if it gets very cold this week. Nymphing with a…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/22/2016

Nov, 22 2016

The Gallatin is still fishing real well from late morning till just before dark. By most reports it seems like it's primarily a nymph game. The usual Gallatin fare applies: Stonefly Nymphs and small Midge Pupas or Mayfly Nymphs. A chartreuse or orange Egg has had some moments of glory…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/19/2016

Nov, 19 2016

We've gotten some good reports from the Gallatin today. The river was a little icey first thing in the morning but cleared up by early afternoon. The nymphing was productive with everything from Stonefly Nymphs and Eggs, to Pheasant Tails and Midge Pupa's. We didn't here of any great Dry…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/09/2016

Nov, 09 2016

The Gallatin is clean and flows are up a little. The fishing has been pretty decent. The nights have been cold enough that you don't have to get a super early start. The sunny days haven't been very codusive to good BWO hatches but the nymphing remains solid. Stonefly Nymphs,…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/05/2016

Nov, 05 2016

The Gallatin is starting to get that nice green color and should be dropping. This is the prime color we always love to fish! Try throwing some smaller streamers if you want to try to catch those brown. Sculpzillas, Goldies, screamers and buggers are some of our favorites. If you…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/03/2016

Nov, 03 2016

I just went out and took a look at the Gallatin and it looks like it's coming into shape. The river had a foot or better visability. The Gallatin should be almost completely clear by tomorrow afternoon. The river could yield some trout with a black Woolly Bugger, Rubberlegs or…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 11/02/2016

Nov, 02 2016

The Gallatin is still a little off color. It won't take long for it to clear, maybe another day or so. The river could yield some trout with a black Woolly Bugger, Rubberlegs or Sculpin. A San Juan Worm off the back and fished through the riffles would probably work…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/29/2016

Oct, 29 2016

The Gallatin River doesn't look bad right now in the valley. Kind of green. Chances are its a little more brown as you get into the Canyon a little. The Streamer and Nymph fishing has been pretty good by most reports. Black/ Olive or Brown/ Yellow Streamers and Buggers have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/27/2016

Oct, 27 2016

The Gallatin River is pretty clean this morning, but still has some color.  With these conditions dark colors will usually work a little better than light colors. Worms, Rubberlegs, Buggers and Pheasant Tails would be a safe bet for the next day or two. A decent Midge or Blue Winged…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/19/2016

Oct, 19 2016

The Gallatin River is pretty clean this morning. Whether it stays clean all day or not is yet to be determined with the rain and snow. We received good reports from yesterday. It seems there was a pretty good Wooly Bugger bite going on. With a little color in the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/18/2016

Oct, 18 2016

The Gallatin is still fairly off color but much more fishable than yesterday. A gentleman said he even saw some fish rising at Axtell bridge first thing this morning. If we were fishing today we would certainly have some dark colored Rubberlegs or Wooly Buggers and San Juan Worms for…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/17/2016

Oct, 17 2016

The Gallatin is high and dirty from this rain, look to another river for the next couple of days.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/16/2016

Oct, 16 2016

Good reports from the Gallatin the last two days. The worm has been the ticket. Follow that with a Pheasant Tail or a Soft Hackle and you should do well. Streamers have been working as well.  Some of our favorite streamers are the Fox Wiggle, Goldie, Sculpzillas & Gongas.  Keep…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/10/2016

Oct, 10 2016

The Gallatin has cleared up and has been fishing well the past few days. Throwing smaller streamers work better on the Gallatin than some of the giant ones we often toss. Some of our favorite streamers are the Fox Wiggle, Goldie, Sculpzillas & Gongas. Nymphing the deeper runs with your…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/7/2016

Oct, 07 2016

The Gallatin cleared up a bunch today. The Wooley Bugger and Worm bite should be strong for the next couple of days. As usual it's hard to go wrong a Rubber Legs or other favorite Stonefly Nymph. B.W.O.'s have been hatching but nothing super regular. We've gotten some reports of…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/06/2016

Oct, 06 2016

The Gallatin is still dirty, I would think by saturday it will be good to go. Should be fishable above the Taylor Fork if you dont mind going on a little drive. 

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/04/2016

Oct, 04 2016

The Gallatin is currently blown out. It is on the drop so depending on the weather tonight and tomorrow it might be good to go by thursday.  It may be fishable above the Taylor Fork if you dont mind going on a little drive. 

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/02/2016

Oct, 02 2016

The Gallatin has been fishing well. We have heard some reports of people getting some decent dry fly fishing with Blue Winged Olives on some days, and the nymphing has been consistent with Rubberlegs or San Juans followed by a variety of smaller beadheads in the 16 and 18 range.…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 10/01/2016

Oct, 01 2016

The Gallatin has been fishing well. We have heard some reports of people getting some decent dry fly fishing with blue wings on some days, and the nymphing has been consistent with rubberlegs or san juans followed by a variety of smaller beadheads in the 16 and 18 range. The…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 09/25/2016

Sep, 25 2016

The Gallatin got dirty for a minute, but is back in good shape again. Nymphing with stoneflies followed by smaller #16 or #18 size lightning bugs and soft hackle pheasant tails has been good. There have also been some blue wings and mahoganies hatching, especially on the overcast and drizzly…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 09/21/2016

Sep, 21 2016

The Gallatin has been fishing good with the change in weather. Hatch wise baetis are probably the only thing you will see out this time of year, and maybe a few mahoganies. Nymphing has been solid with a worm or small stonefly followed by smaller pheasant tails and lightning bugs…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 09/16/2016

Sep, 16 2016

The Gallatin has been fishing well. The best time of day with these cooler temps will be mid afternoon into the evening.  We’re starting to see some Mahoganies and baetis on the water up in the canyon. Try using your Purple Hazes or Mahogany CDC Thoraxes. Other than that there…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 09/10/2016

Sep, 10 2016

Reports from the Gallatin have been that the fishing is slow. The best time of day with these cooler temps will be mid afternoon into the evening.  We’re starting to see some Mahoganies on the water up in the canyon so using your Purple Hazes or Mahogany CDC Thoraxes should…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 09/05/2016

Sep, 05 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the Headwaters of the Missouri. Fishing has been good and will continue to get better with temperatures dropping. We’re starting to see some Mahoganies on the water up in the canyon so using…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/31/2016

Aug, 31 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the Headwaters of the Missouri. The lower river will pick up again if we can string together some cool days and nights and the irrigation begins to be shut off.

The Canyon section…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/29/2016

Aug, 29 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the Headwaters of the Missouri.  Fishing in the morning until noon has been decent, though, and is worth a shot if you're looking for a quick stop.

The fishing on the Gallatin has…

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