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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.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/25/2016

Aug, 25 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.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/22/2016

Aug, 22 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.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/17/2016

Aug, 17 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

The Gallatin is fishing a little slower than the last two weeks but is still the best option around. The river is running low and clear, so smaller tippet and smaller…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/15/2016

Aug, 15 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

The Gallatin is still a good option right now. The river is running low and clear, so smaller tippet and smaller flies seem to be working best. Small attractors have been…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/13/2016

Aug, 13 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

The Gallatin is still a good option right now. The river is running low and clear, so smaller tippet and smaller flies seem to be working best. Small attractors in the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/10/2016

Aug, 10 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

Spruce Moth numbers are still good, but are starting to tapper.  The best time to hit the moths is in the morning before the sun gets on the water.  Hoppers, ants…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/08/2016

Aug, 08 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

Flows on the Gallatin are up a little bit from the rain, but shoud not be enough to turn off the fishing.  Spruce Moth numbers are still good.  The best time…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/04/2016

Aug, 04 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

Spruce Moth numbers are still good. The fish are eating them well but not quite as good as last week.  The best time to hit the moths is in the morning…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 08/01/2016

Aug, 01 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

Spruce Moths are here and in good numbers! I have been on the water the last couple of days and have seemed to have the best fishing between the hours of…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/27/2016

Jul, 27 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

 

Spruce Moths are here and in good numbers! The best time to hit the moths is in the morning before the sun gets on the water, but not super early…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/25/2016

Jul, 25 2016

Hoot Owl closures are still in affect from the highway 84 bridge near Four Corners downstream to the confluence.

 

The big news Spruce Moths are out and getting thinker by the day. This odd “hatch” can bring just about every fish to surface at the same time. The best…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/23/2016

Jul, 23 2016

The Spruce Moths are out in good numbers on the Gallatin right now. The best time to fish them is late morning, when they seem to get down on the water. Caddis, ants, and attractor dries are also working well throughout the day. Nymphing has been working well when you…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/20/2016

Jul, 20 2016

The Gallatin River is fishing well this week.  PMD's and caddis are hatching in good numbers.  Try spent Caddis and PMD adults and emergers in the morning and more Caddis emergers and PMD spinners in the evening. Have been starting to see Spruce Moths the past few days, by the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/15/2016

Jul, 15 2016

The Gallatin never really got too off color from all the rain we had this past week. Regardless, it's in great shape now and fishing has been good. Lots of Caddis, PMD's, attractor flies, and Yellow Sallies. Spruce Moths will pop out any day with the weather warming up this…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/10/2016

Jul, 10 2016

We haven’t heard anything for sure yet, but recent rains up in the mountains should bring some color down the Gallatin. The lower canyon and valley should be alright today. Nymphing has ben deadly with the usual stonefly-dropper setup. There are PMD’s and caddis popping on the whole river, and…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/07/2016

Jul, 07 2016

The "hoot owl" restrictions are still in place on everything downstream of Shed's Bridge, meaning the lower Gallatin from the bridge down is closed to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve. Fishing has been good, but we've been hearing the best reports from the folks who fish…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/29/2016

Jun, 29 2016

The Salmon Flies and Golden Stones are still hatching strong around Big Sky to the Park boundary. Little Yellow Sallies, Caddis and PMD's are also hatching in real good numbers. Fishing with medium to large attractor dries like Stimulators, Trudes, Humpy's and Wulffs are working as well as anything else…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/27/2016

Jun, 27 2016

The bulk of the big bugs are just below Big Sky 3 or 4 miles, but there are bugs above big sky too. You’ll find good numbers of Salmonflies, Goldens and Sallies up there, but there are also good hatches of PMD’s, Caddis and Green Drakes to found throughout the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/25/2016

Jun, 25 2016

The Gallatin has been getting better every day. Salmon Flies and Golden Stones have been thick in several places. The main push will be around Big Sky the next day or two. Nymphing with a Stonefly Nymph or Bugger and a Soft Hackle or Prince Nymph type of thing has…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/21/2016

Jun, 21 2016

The gallatin is continuing to clear and is fishing very well. Salmon flies and Golden Stones in the Canyon seem to be the main attraction right, now and rightly so, the hatch is pretty thick this year. The main hatch should be somewhere around Greek Creek maybe. Nymphing will be…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/18/2016

Jun, 18 2016

The Gallatin has dropped and should keep dropping. The fishing is getting real good. Salmon Flies are starting. There were good numbers of adults around Williams late yesterday afternoon. The fish should start looking up this afternoon and into the next several days. Green Drakes, Caddis, PMD's, Yellow Sallies, Golden…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/14/2016

Jun, 14 2016

The Gallatin has been dropping and greening up over the last four days and is at just over 2000cfs. It’s not clear by any means, but it can fish really well when it first comes back into shape. Nymphing will still be best with rubberlegs, worms and prince nymphs.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/10/2016

Jun, 10 2016

The Gallatin is still high and dirty. We would consider it unfishable below the Taylors Fork and barely fishable above. The higher up into the park you go, the better it gets. Stonefly Nymphs, Buggers, Peasant Tails and Caddis Pupa would all be good choices to try. Dry fly guys…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/07/2016

Jun, 07 2016

Once again the Gallatin has gotten high and unfishable. Runoff may be short and sweet now that it's going. The Park section might be an option in a day or two.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/05/2016

Jun, 05 2016

The Gallatin has been getting steadily higher and dirtier. Several folks have said they caught a few on big dark stoneflies, but really the Gallatin hasn’t been a good option for a while. Way up near Yellowstone National Park there’s some cleaner water above the Taylor’s Fork. However, there have…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 06/02/2016

Jun, 02 2016

The Gallatin is on the rise again with the warm weather, so it will probably be best to head somewhere else. You can always go upstream from the Taylor's Fork to find clear water. Nymphing has been good up there with smaller stonefly nymphs trailed by small mayfly or caddis…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/27/2016

May, 27 2016

The Gallatin looks surprisingly good this morning. There is about a foot of vis or so right now and looks like the flows are still dropping a little. Your best bet would be some darker Stonefly Nymphs and Buggers along with a San Juan worm or Caddis Soft Hackle.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/22/2016

May, 22 2016

The Gallatin almost looked half tempting at the beginning of the week, but now flows have surged and fishing really isn’t an option. Super dirty and whole trees floating down river really doesn’t make for good fishing. Until things clean up try the lower Madison or up high on the…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/16/2016

May, 16 2016

The Gallatin is running high and dirty and isn’t the best option right now. You can try fishing the slower water along the banks and back eddies, or areas where cleaner watered tributaries are coming in. Streamers, rubberlegs and worms are your best bet right now until she cleans up…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/12/2016

May, 12 2016

The Gallatin is still high and we consider it unfishable for the most part. If you know of a nice soft back eddie or med-shallow riffle, you can fish it with black Wooley Buggers, Rubberlegs or Mega Prince's, maybe a San Juan Worm off the back. Be extra careful if…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/09/2016

May, 09 2016

Still high and dirty. That’s the main story of the Gallatin right now. Even though things are going to cool down (they’re talking snow tomorrow) it probably won’t be enough to turn things around before the warm weather returns. So, expect more of the same. Look for clear running streams…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/06/2016

May, 06 2016

The Gallatin has started its annual high, muddy season. Most of us consider the river to be unfishable but plenty of people might disagree. If you take a chance the best fly choices should be long and red or large and black, heavy in both cases. Be careful if you…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/03/2016

May, 03 2016

The river is on the way up again and turning quite muddy. Big stonefly nymphs and streamers will be the best bet with fish stacked up in the soft water near banks or inside bends.

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 05/01/2016

May, 01 2016

The Gallatin has come back around with the cooler nights. Clarity is green with around a foot of visibility, and should continue to improve if the nights stay cold. Nymphing with Rubberlegs or worm followed by a prince nymph is a good cloudy water rig. Streamers against the bank can…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 04/28/2016

Apr, 28 2016

The Gallatin is still a little high and colored up, but is dropping and on the clear. At the moment soaking nymphs or slow stripping big headed streamers through the slow back eddies will produce fish. However, keep an eye on the flows and this report, because as soon as…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 04/23/2016

Apr, 23 2016

The Gallatin is still pretty dirty today. Several people have said they're still catching fish though. Suprisingly it seems a small Pheasant tail off the back of a dark Rubberlegs has had the most attention. Fish some riffles and soft seams just off the bank. Stripping a black or brown…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 04/21/2016

Apr, 21 2016

All of the nice weather this week has a lot of our local rivers on the rise with the melting snow. The Gallatin is dirty this morning, but should come back around with the cooler weather in the forecast. If you want to fish it, focus on the slower soft…

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Gallatin River Fishing Report 04/18/2016

Apr, 18 2016

The Gallatin is in good shape again after some of the cooler weather we’ve had over the last week. The clarity is around two or three feet of green. Nymphing with a stonefly or worm followed by a variety of smaller mayfly, caddis larvae or attractor nymphs will work well.…

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