Gallatin River Fishing Report, July, 2016

Gallatin River Fishing Great!

Thursday, July 21, 2016
606 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River continues to fish great especially in the Gallatin Canyon. Dry fly fishing has been very consistent with small attractor patterns and fish have been looking up for most of the day. Nymphing has also been good if the fish are not cooperating with the dry flies, a small stonefly and dropper will catch lots of fish.

Gallatin River clearing

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
873 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River has been clearing after the recent rains and if fishable. It still has some color below the Taylor's Fork, but will be fishing well along the edges. Nymphing will be most productive with a small stone and a bead dropper. Dry fly fishing should pick up as the river continues to clear.

Gallatin River dirty

Monday, July 11, 2016
933 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River has just about doubled in size over the past 24 hours from rain and snow for 2 days. Now that it's drying out, it should begin to clear, but it may take a few days. Above the Taylor's Fork, it is still in pretty good shape and fishing well. We'll let you know when the rest of the river clears.

Gallatin River still fishing great

Saturday, July 9, 2016
768 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River is still fishing great, particularly up in the canyon all the way to YNP. Caddis and Yellow Sallies are the predominate hatches and a big dry fly fished with a bead dropper has been very productive. We've even heard a few reports of fish eating some smaller hoppers. Hoot Owl Restrictions below Sheds Bridge.

Gallatin River Looks Great

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
898 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River is looking great and the fish are looking up for caddis patterns and other small attractor dry flies. The best caddis hatches have been in the evenings but fish are looking up and eating dry flies for most of the day. If your dry fly is not working try a small stonefly nymph with a beahead dropper for good action.

Mud Plug Coming Down the Gallatin

Monday, July 4, 2016
995 CFS @Gateway-We got reports this morning that there is a mud plug coming out of the Taylor Fork south of Big Sky on the Gallatin River due to the heavy rains yesterday. Hopefully the plug will be fast moving and should move down the river today and tonight. As of this morning the canyon is fishing great with a dry/dropper rig.

Gallatin still fishing strong

Saturday, July 2, 2016
994 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin continues to be a bright spot for fishing. Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Caddis are all out in good numbers. Fishing a dry with a dropper has been best. There are Hoot Owl restrictions downstream from Sheds Bridge (no fishing after 2pm), but the water up in the canyon is much colder and in great shape.
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