Gallatin River Fishing Report
MADISON RIVER VALLEY ~ YELLOWSTONE RIVER VALLEY ~ GALLATIN RIVER VALLEY ~ BOZEMAN ~ ENNIS ~ LIVINGSTON ~ BIG SKY ~ GARDINER
Montana Angler Fly Fishing, 76 Lucille Lane, Bozeman MT 59718
Water temps remain very good up and down the river. The mornings are very cool around Big Sky and the
fish aren't moving until the late afternoon. In the valley things are starting up earlier. In the canyon smaller
patterns have been better on light 5x flouro leaders (think baetis nympyhs). Down low don't be afraid to
dead drift or strip streamers for larger trout. Baetis on cloudy days are bringing lots of trout to the surface
for some entertaining dry fly action.
The Month Ahead:
The Gallatin fishes well in the late fall and early winter. Don't mess with the fast water as the fish will have
moved into the slower and deeper runs by late November. Nymphing smaller patterns and eggs is the big
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Gallatin is a great winter fishery, especially near Big Sky where it stays open year round from big ice
shelves. It is mostly and afternoon game with smaller nymphs.