Gallatin River Fishing Report, June, 2016

Salmonflies still on the Gallatin River

Friday, June 24, 2016
1380 CFS @ Gateway - Salmonflies continue to the be story on the Gallatin with bugs all the way up past Big Sky. Fish are still looking for them throughout the canyon along with a few Golden Stones and caddis, especially in the evenings. Best time for good dry fly fishing is mid day into the evening. Nymphing has been good throughout the day.

Salmonflies on the Gallatin!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
1620 CFS@Gateway-We got some great reports from the Gallatin River yesterday and it sounds like the salmonfly hatch really popped yesterday. The main action for the hatch being from about midway up the canyon to Big Sky, but we heard of flies even south of Big Sky. The river is dropping in flow daily and the clarity is looking good, time to go the Gallatin!

Gallatin Looking Better Every Day

Monday, June 20, 2016
1700 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River's flows are dropping every day and the clarity is improving as well daily. Right now the best fishing is with a stonefly nymph and a dropper fished on heavy tippet on the edges. The stonefly nymphs are tight to the bank so we are expecting to see a Salmonfly hatch in the next few days. With these flows exercise caution while wading.

Head for the Upper Gallatin

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
3610 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River has seen considerable increase in it's flow the past couple of days and most of the river is too high and dirty at this time. The only real option is above where the Taylor Fork joins the river. The Taylor Fork is the main culprit of sediment and dirt in the river. Fishing above there has been good with a small stonefly nymph and a beadhead dropper.

Gallatin still rising

Friday, June 3, 2016
2740 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River has been steadily rising over the past few days with our warmer weather. Seems like it is in full runoff mode at the moment as its pretty dirty and rising. Above the Taylor's Fork however, it is still in pretty decent shape. Small stoneflies and caddis pupa will catch a few fish up there.

Gallatin River Off Color in Valley and Canyon

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Gallatin River is still off color and the flows are high due to runoff and the warmer weather here recently. The main culprit for the dirty water is the Taylor Fork tributary so if you can get above that the river is fishable. Now with YNP open there is quite a bit more water to fish on the Gallatin. Try a Caddis dry fly or a small stonefly nymph with a beadhead dropper for best results.
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