Gallatin River Fishing Report, May, 2020

Gallatin may be fishable

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2040 CFS @ Gateway - The flows on the Gallatin have been on a 4 day slide giving the river a bit of clarity. With warmer temps this week, it's sure to be on the rise again but you might get a day out there if you don't mind fishing the off-color water. Big dark flies fished tighter to the banks might produce a fish or two.

Gallatin very dirty for now

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2800 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River is on the rise and pretty dirty at the moment. With warmer temps forecast this week, it may not come back for a while. Its not the best option but if you decide to give it a try, big dark streamers fished slow along the banks may be your best bet.

The Gallatin River fishing report

Saturday, May 16, 2020
1,510 CFS @ Gateway - The Gallatin River has some color in it and isn't the best fishing option at the moment. If you're the type to not be dissuaded by less than ideal fishing conditions, than be sure to bring your standard run-off fly patterns. Pats Rubber Legs, worms, lightning bugs, wolly buggers, and darker streamers are all solid options.

Gallatin is Green and Good!

Friday, May 8, 2020
1310 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin had dropped in flow and the clarity has improved over the last few days. The river is green in color rather than the brown it was last week. Fishing has been great the past couple of days with stonefly nymphs, San Juan Worms and beadhead droppers. Don't be afraid to fish the river even though it has some color in it!

Gallatin High and Dirty

Friday, May 1, 2020
1760 CFS@Gateway-The Gallatin River has increased it's flow the past couple of days and the clarity is not great for fishing. Recent warm temps and rain have caused this increase and it could be fishable in the next few days. Green water can be good to fish as the river drops over the next few days. Clear water can be found above the Taylors Fork.
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