East Gallatin River Report
Water temperatures are finally cooling off nicely on the East Gallatin. It is still best fished in the morning, as trout will be most active with the cooler water temps. Still some tricos around, but start shifting gears towards late season terrestrials such as ants and beetles. A small dropper nymph off the back of the dry fly will help put fish in the net. Focus on shade such as bridges or overhanging trees, or search out areas where spring creeks enter into the river, keeping water temps cool.
The Month Ahead:
The report above should hold steady into mid September.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The East generally fishes well in September with a mixed bag of late tricos, early baetis and some mahogany duns along with terrestrials. Late September and October can produce some nice baetis action on a cloudy day. Larger brown trout will start to filter in with the onset of their spawning season as we move into Fall.