Gallatin River Fishing Report, April, 2019

Gallatin River on the rise

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1030 CFS @Gateway - The Gallatin rose pretty steadily from last weeks rain but has leveled off for the moment. The Taylor's Fork is putting in some dirty water and its clean above there. While the main river is off color, its still possible to catch some fish. Nymphing close to the banks will be your best bet until we start to see some Caddis.

The flows on the Gallatin have dropped & the fishing is great

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
478 CFS @ Gateway - The clarity on the Gallatin is very good right now & so is the fishing. The lower stretches in the valley have more color than further upstream making the canyon and up into Big Sky a great place to throw a line right now. Worms, rubber legs, & mayfly nymphs have all been producing numbers especially in the afternoons.

The Gallatin has dropped & is fishing pretty good

Saturday, April 13, 2019
490 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin has dropped in the past couple days due to the colder weather & has cleared up the river as a result. People have been finding success using a Rubber Legs as the lead fly and a mayfly nymph such as a Green Machine or Pheasant Tail as the trailing fly. Keep an eye out for baetis on the overcast days!

The Gallatin has spiked in the past few days but the fishing remains pretty good

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
781 CFS @ Gateway - The recent rain has spiked the Gallatin quite a bit. The water level is up although it is not blown out and the fishing still remains pretty good. The Taylor Fork up by Big Sky is bringing in some muddy water to the Gallatin but it hasn't effected the numbers. The valley stretches have also raised but fishing is still good.

The Gallatin is fishing well, some color in the lower valley

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
390 CFS @ Gateway - The fishing on the Gallatin has been really good recently. The higher temperatures as of late has brought some low level snow melt to the lower parts of the valley. This has increased the water level slightly and made it off-color. Nymphing is still going to be the most productive method however Baetis are starting to show up!
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