Gallatin River Fishing Report, August, 2019

The Gallatin River fishing report

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
613 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River in the canyon and up towards Big Sky is looking really good right now. With the temps staying in the 80's for the following week I would stay upstream of Axtell Bridge during the middle of the day. Dry fly fishing in the canyon has been great with spruce moths, terrestrials, and caddisflies.

The Gallatin River fishing report

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
677 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin river in the canyon has cleared up after the rain & is looking good. We've been seeing spruce moths for the past week or so but the fish are now really keyed into them. Other dry flies that have been working are caddis, hoppers, & general attractor patterns. For nymphs, use rubber legs, mayfly nymphs, & caddis pupas

The Gallatin River fishing report

Sunday, August 11, 2019
707 CFS @ Gateway - Some of the tributaries near Big Sky and downstream have seen a lot of rain over the past couple days making stretches of the canyon pretty dirty. The Taylor Fork is one of the main culprits. We're starting to see the canyon clear up a bit today but upstream of the Taylor Fork will have the best fishing & clarity for now.

The Gallatin River fishing report

Sunday, August 11, 2019
707 CFS @ Gateway - Some of the tributaries near Big Sky and downstream have seen a lot of rain over the past couple days making stretches of the canyon pretty dirty. The Taylor Fork is one of the main culprits. We're starting to see the canyon clear up a bit today but upstream of the Taylor Fork will have the best fishing & clarity for now.

The Gallatin River fishing report

Friday, August 9, 2019
759 CFS @ Gateway - The dry fly fishing on the Gallatin has been a little more productive than the nymphing as of late. Spruce moths are out throughout the entire river and the fish are actively feeding on them. Caddis & smaller attractor patterns have also been working. If the dry fly fishing is a little slow try a caddis pupa or a lightning bug.

The Gallatin river fishing report

Saturday, August 3, 2019
843 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin is starting to clear up after the rain. Up higher will have better clarity than the canyon & further downstream. Spruce moths have arrived although they are not out in full force quite yet. Other dry flies that have been working are caddis, hoppers, beetles, & ants. For nymphs try a caddis pupa or a mayfly nymph.

The Gallatin river fishing report

Thursday, August 1, 2019
916 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin river has seen quite a bit of rain over the past day. With the muddy water I'd check out other fishing opportunities for the next day or two. Above the Taylor Fork is slightly better but not much. If you're intent on fishing the Gallatin stick to your standard runoff patterns of rubber legs, worms, and prince nymphs

The Gallatin River Fishing Report

Thursday, August 1, 2019
859 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin river is in great shape & fishing well. A few Spruce Moths have been spotted but not in full force. The full craze is just around the corner. Clarity on the Gallatin is very good right now making the faster runs a good place to target fish. As far as dry flies go try an attractor with bead head nymph dropped below.
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