East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Current Conditions:

The water on the East is low right now and trout but the fishing has been good.  Nymphing the deeper runs is definitely the ticket. The trout are highly concentrated in these buckets and not found in the rest of the river so if you aren’t fishing some depth then keep moving. Once you find a productive run you can often hook up on multiple fish. Slow stripping streamers can also produce from time to time, especially with a bit of cloud cover. For nymphs a small San Juan worm trailed by a midge larva is a safe choice but dead drifting a big sculpin can also turn up some trout. Baetis are just beginning to show up and should provide good fishing on cloudy days.

The Month Ahead:

The East should be a decent option for a few weeks before it blows out. It often runs off earlier than other fisheries because of a lower elevation snowpack.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:

The East will be dirty from mid May until mid June. Once waters clear and drop to wade-able levels the pmd hatch should be productive in the early summer.