Gallatin River Fishing Report, August, 2014

Gallatin River Looking Good

Friday, August 29, 2014
606 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin is looking and fishing great! Guys have been getting good numbers on both the dry and nymph rig. Stoneflies and flashy attractors are the ticket sub-surface, while the Attractor Dry and Hopper rule the top action. If you're looking for some solitude, heading up to the YNP section of the Gallatin can be a great option. Just be sure you have your YNP license!

The Gallatin River is Looking Great!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
670 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River has cleared up after the weekend's crazy rainstorms. Fishing was good yesterday, especially on the nymph rig. Stoneflies and flashy attractor nymphs have been the ticket. On the surface, the normal go-to Gallatin dries such as Stimulators and Wulffs will get the job done. There are a few Spruce Moths left, so don't forget the #12-14 Caddis at home.

Gallatin clearing up

Monday, August 25, 2014
699 CFS ⬇️ The Gallatin is starting to clear after this weekend's monsoons. The fishing should be turning back on as the water turns from brown back to green. Remember, you don't have to wait till it's gin-clear to start fishing again. Nymphing will be sure to produce fish and the dry-fly action will be kicking up again as temps rise through the week.

Gallatin dirty from recent rains

Saturday, August 23, 2014
784 cfs ⬆️ The Gallatin has spiked and gotten muddy with the recent rains. Above the Taylor's Fork you may still find some fishing, but otherwise we'll have to wait a couple days for the water to clear again. That being said, fishing right when it turns from brown back to green can be awesome- you don't have to wait till it's gin-clear. Big nymphs and streamers are your best bet in that case.

The Gallatin River is Fishing Well

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
558 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continued to fish well over the weekend. There were a lot of people out, but if you could find some solitude, you were usually getting into good numbers of fish. Attractor dry flies, Spruce Moths, Hoppers, Ants, and Beetles are the dry flies of choice. When surface action is slow, don't be afraid to rig the nymphs and dredge some of the deeper runs.

Gallatin Fishing Well

Saturday, August 16, 2014
606 cfs ➡️ The Gallatin is clear and fishing well. Down in the valley it has still been slowing down a bit in the afternoons, but mornings and evenings are good and the canyon water is fishing well at all hours. Spruce Moths, Caddis and attractor dries are still your best bet on top-- couldn't hurt to throw hoppers down in the valley too. Otherwise nymphing is productive as usual.

Gallatin River Still Looking Good, Despite Rain

Thursday, August 14, 2014
620 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River is still in good shape here this morning. Depending on the severity of the storms, we could see a bit of mud moving through, but for now it's still looking great. Dries, nymphs, or streamers....what ever you prefer on the Gallatin this time of year. Fish your attractor dries, Spruce Moths, and Caddis, or deep nymph with stoneflies and flashy BHs.

The Gallatin River is looking good

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
634 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River is looking great now that the mud plug has moved through. Fishing in the mornings and evenings has seemed to be most productive, as the afternoons have been a bit hot. The canyon stretch is still fishing well with attractor dries and Spruce Moths, while the Valley has consistent Caddis fishing in the late evening and hoppers earlier in the day.

Clearing Up A Bit

Sunday, August 10, 2014
684 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River has started to clear after the mud plug that moved through recently. There was a gap in the mud last night down here in the Valley, but it has moved down today. The river should have the most visibility further South towards Big Sky. Like we've said, upstream of the Taylor's Fork has remained clear and is fishing well! We'll keep you posted.

Gallatin River Could See a Mud Plug

Saturday, August 9, 2014
840 CFS ⬆️ The Gallatin River is looking better down here at Shed's Bridge. The river is still off color, a greenish tint, however that is often accompanied by great fishing. Nymphing should be very good, and dry fly fishing should improve as the river continues to clear. Above the Taylor's Fork, the river is completely clear, and fishing great on Spruce Moths and attractor dries.