Gallatin River Fishing Report, September, 2014

Gallatin River Fishing OK

Monday, September 22, 2014
494 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River has completely cleared after Friday's rainstorms. The river has been fishing well over the past few days. Today's overcast weather could make for improved dry fly fishing and streamer fishing. Dry fly selection should consist of smaller Mayfly patterns, and smaller Attractors. For streamers, try a weighted sculpin or smaller Bugger style pattern.

Gallatin River Fishing Ok

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
500 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River continues to fish well. From the reports we've heard, dry fly fishing has been a bit hit or miss. Hit on the cloudy days, miss on the sunny days. For consistent action, you'll want to nymph the deeper runs. Stonefly nymphs and smaller BHs are the ticket right now. Streamer fishing for bigger Browns is picking up as well, especially on the overcast days.

Gallatin River Looking Good

Thursday, September 11, 2014
545 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River would be a great choice today, especially with the cooler, cloudy weather we are experiencing. There will likely be a Fall BWO hatch today, along with some smaller Mayfly patterns well represented by Mr. Parachute Adams. Nymphing and streamer fishing should be equally as good. As far as location, take your pick of Valley or Canyon, both will fish well.

Gallatin River Fishing Well

Monday, September 8, 2014
545 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River is still one of the best local options for the wade-fisherman. Flows are great right now, and the water is still nice and cold. Dry fly action is slowing down, but should start to improve as we move into Fall Baetis mode. Nymphing is the way to go right now, and the streamer bite should really start to pick up as those big browns become more active.

Gallatin River Looks Great

Friday, September 5, 2014
599 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River fished well over the past two days and should continue to through the weekend. Nymphing has been most productive, with your standard stonefly and attractor patterns fishing quite well. On the surface, we are seeing a few BWOs popping up on the cloudy days, and other than that, dry fly fishing has mostly consisted of terrestrials and general attractors.

Gallatin River Clearing Up

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
677 CFS ➡️ The Gallatin River has cleared up after the mud plug that moved through the past couple of days. The river is now green with about 2' of visibility down here in the Valley. It is likely completely clear up higher in the canyon. Nymphing will be your best bet, and this river often fished great after a mud plug. Dry fly fishing should continue to improve as the water clears up.

Gallatin River is Muddy, But Clearing

Monday, September 1, 2014
792 CFS ⬇️ The Gallatin River is still pretty high and muddy after the big rains, however it is dropping and our guess would be it is clearing up high. If you're headed out to explore and find some clear water, south of Taylor's Fork will be your best bet. Nymphing behind the mud can often provide excellent fishing, and will continue to improve as the river returns to normal flows.