Gallatin River Fishing Report, July, 2014

The Gallatin River continues to fish well

Thursday, July 31, 2014
745 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continues to be one of the best local options. The Canyon seems to be a bit more productive, due to the warmer water temps down here in the Valley. Spruce Moths have started showing up, making for excellent dry fly fishing in the evenings on big Caddis patterns. Nymphing during the day can be productive when other methods slow down.

Gallatin Fishing Great

Monday, July 28, 2014
792 cfs ➡️ The Gallatin continues to fish quite well--mornings and evenings are best in the valley due to slightly warmer temps, but the canyon water has been fishing great throughout the day. The usual run of nymphs is working but this is a great time to dry fly fish. Caddis, PMDs, and Yellow Sallies are all hatching, and attractor dries such as Stimulators and Trudes are working great too.

Gallatin Fishing Great

Monday, July 28, 2014
792 cfs ➡️ The Gallatin continues to fish quite well--mornings and evenings are best in the valley due to slightly warmer temps, but the canyon water has been fishing great throughout the day. The usual run of nymphs is working but this is a great time to dry fly fish. Caddis, PMDs, and Yellow Sallies are all hatching, and attractor dries such as Stimulators and Trudes are working great too.

Gallatin River Looking Great

Friday, July 25, 2014
898 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River has been fishing very well recently. The Canyon seems to be fishing a bit better, but that's likely due to the cooler water temps. Caddis dries, flashy nymphs, and stoneflies seem to be getting the job done. When in doubt, try an attractor dry. Sometimes that's all it takes to get those Gallatin trout excited. Trudes, Wulffs, and Stimys are on the menu.

Gallatin River Dropping and Clear

Thursday, July 24, 2014
933 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River is clear after the big rain storms of a couple nights ago. The river looks good and is fishing even better. Nymphs are the main way of fish catching, however we don't think there are many Gallatin rainbows that will pass up a well presented Attractor dry. The Canyon seems to be fishing a bit better, however we've heard good reports from the Valley too.

The Gallatin River is Muddy in the Canyon After Rain

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1,080 CFS ⬆️ The Gallatin River is looking great in the Valley, however we heard that there is a mud plug up in the Canyon stretch, as a result of last nights rain. The mud will likely move it's way down into the Valley by this afternoon. The Gallatin normally takes a day or two to clear. Above the Taylor's Fork, the source of the mud, the river is clear and fishing well.

Gallatin River Fishing Great

Saturday, July 19, 2014
1,070 cfs ➡️ This is a great time of year to fish the Gallatin both in the canyon and through the lower stretches. The water is clear and there are plenty of hatches going on -- trout have been eating caddis, stones, PMDs, and pretty much any attractors you can throw at them. Nymphing is productive as usual but this is also a fun time of year to dry-fly fish out on the Gallatin.

The Gallatin River has a Bit of Color, but Fishing Well

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
1,330 CFS ➡️The Gallatin River is looking and fishing great! This is a great time of year to fish the Gallatin. The water is still cold, the trout are still hungry, and you are able to spend time in a beautiful setting such as the Gallatin Canyon. This time of year, you have plenty of opportunities no matter your preferred fishing style - dry fly, nymphing, or streamers.

Gallatin River Looking Good

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
1,300 CFS ⬇️ The Gallatin River has continued to drop over the weekend and is looking great! As we continue to come out of high water, fishing will continue to improve. Nymphing has been the ticket as of late. Stonefly nymphs, flashy attractors, and caddis pupa are all getting the job done. Attractor fishing on the Gallatin can be lights out at times so don't leave the Trudes at home.

Gallatin River Mud Plug Moving Through

Saturday, July 12, 2014
1,970 CFS ⬆️ The Gallatin River has been rising all morning. With afternoon rainstorms the past few days, the Taylor's Fork likely sent out a mud plug that is now reaching Bozeman. Although we haven't confirmed, the river is likely muddy this morning, so fishing will turn off a bit. Fishing will improve considerably when it starts to drop back down and clear up.