Gallatin River Fishing Report, May, 2015

Gallatin River Looking Good Above Taylor's Fork

Thursday, May 28, 2015
2,250 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River is looking good still above Taylor's Fork. Stoneflies and small Caddis pupas are both on the menus. Yellow Sally and PMD nymphs are taking some fish as well, and will continue to produce into June. Don't forget the Attractor dries at home, as those Upper Gallatin River trout love the Royal Wulff and Stimulators.

Gallatin River is an Option Above Taylor's Fork

Monday, May 25, 2015
2,200 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River remains high and muddy. That said, above Taylor's Fork, the Gallatin is looking pretty good. Nymphing with small Stoneflies, Baetis, and Soft Hackles will produce for you. Don't forget your attractor dries at home either. The stretch in YNP can be especially productive this time of year as well, but don't forget your park license.

Gallatin River Blown Out

Friday, May 22, 2015
1,830 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin is still fairly blown out down here in town. The main culprit of the mud continues to be the Taylor's Fork. Don't forget that this weekend marks opening day of YNP, so the stretch of Gallatin River in the park could be a great option. Stonefly nymphs and small BH patterns will be your friend, as well as your favorite Attractor dries.

Gallatin River Muddy Again

Thursday, May 14, 2015
1,440 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River has bumped back up again and is fairly muddy today. The river isn't totally unfishable, especially if nymphing is your thing. A stonefly and attractor pattern fished in the slow, inside seams will likely produce a few fish. If you're looking for clearer water, heading south, upstream of Taylor's Fork should be looking good.

Gallatin River Coming Back into Fishing Shape

Saturday, May 9, 2015
1,300 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River has seen a drop in flows over the past 24 hours and appears to still be dropping. With the colder weather we've been experiencing, temps in the mountains have slowed runoff down. Nymphing, as the river clears, should be lights-out. Try a stonefly nymph with a smaller attractor trailing behind and work the soft, inside seams.

Gallatin River A Bit Muddy

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
1540 CFS @ Gallatin Gateway - The Gallatin River is still a bit high and muddy, but with the cooler weather we're looking at throughout the next week, it could come back into shape by the weekend. If things green up, look for great nymphing with Stoneflies, Worm patterns, and Attractor nymphs. Running a Girdle Bugger/Hare's Ear combo can be deadly.