Fishing Reports

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Gallatin River - July 28th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Folks that have been out on the Gallatin have been reporting good success.  It's definitely really shaped up over the past several days and is fishing quite well.  Water levels have dropped to where it's become substantially easier to get around thankfully.  It's still not something you can cross wherever you want to though.  In fact, the wading can still be quite difficult to say the least.  But the good water color and the dropping flows are going to have the Gallatin on a real sweet spot here soon.  And with this coming, the whole month of August is going to be silly good!  Nymphing bigger stonefly patterns or wooly buggers with beadhead droppers remains the most consistent way to have a bend in the rod to be sure.  However, there have been some who are getting a few Gallatin phatties on top with dries.  Look for softer water pockets and slower inside bends with good holding water and bets are that you can get a rise on a dry.  Won't be too long now for consistent dry fly fishing all day long.

Your Fly Box:
Pat's Rubberlegs sizes 6-10
Yuk bugs 6-10
Mega prince 8-10
Mr. Rubberlegs 8-10
Tungsten 20-incher 8-12
Gold bead Crystal Rubberleg bugger 6-10
FB Hare's ear 12-16
Morrish Dirty Bird 12-16
Lightning bug 12-18
Soft hackle PT 12-18
FB PT 12-18
Iron Sally 12-14
King Prince 12-16
Queen Prince 12-16
San Juan Worm 10-14
Idyl's Chubby 8-12
RL Stimi 8-14
Goldie Hawn 12-14
Yellow Humpy 12-16
Elk Hair Caddis 12-18
Purple Haze parachute 12-16
Hi-vis para Adams 12-16

Call us for up to minute updates on the upper and lower stretches.

Gallatin River - July 22nd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny, with thunderstorms
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The Gallitin has become a contender!  Going green with almost 2 feet of visibility, this location has been getting some attention the past several days.  Folks that have been out on the Gallatin have been reporting good success.  We have heard that the salmonflies are out above the Big Sky area  and that while nymphing big uglies with beadhead droppers is the most consistent way to have a bend in the rod, there have been some who are getting a few Gallatin phatties on top with stonefly patterns.  

Continue to watch the higher than normal water flows if you are out there.  There's still a ton of volume coming down.  Be very careful wading this river less you want to be a statistic.  The Gallatin is going to continue to drop and get better throughout the weekend. 

Gallatin River - July 15th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 77 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Still considerably higher than one would like to see for this time of year and clarity that one could say is lacking...... What may have been OK as far as fishable conditions a day or two ago have been beaten back with the nasty rainstorms the Gallatin has had recently.  The very upper river above the Taylor Fork up into the Park had been getting close to a fishable situation.  Unfortunately it's not any more.

Time will tell, but this one should hopefully get close to a passable option here in the next week or so all things considered.  It still won't be really good until later, but with the way things have been around here, seems like peeps are willing to push the envelope a bit more than normal to be out there wetting a line....
Gallatin River - June 19th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 53 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Nope. The river isn't over House Rock yet but don't be surprised if it gets huge with the string of warmer weather we have on the way. Just like The Yellowstone, The Gallatin won't really be an option for some time to come.
Gallatin River - June 6th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 75 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Wow!  Now this is summer-like.... too bad it's not going to last.  Rest of the week looks crappy!  20 degrees cooler and rain.  Ugh.  River's going to get really big though in a hurry. 
Gallatin River - June 3rd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 65 ° F 
  • Fishing: Poor
Ramping back up.  Mud coming harder.  Keep it coming!!!  Supposed to get REALLY nice the next couple days.