Ice jams are causing flooding on the East and main stem of the Gallatin***
The Month Ahead:
The East should be a steady option all winter. The water on the lower river has more influences from spring creeks and spring seeps that helps to keep it open even during cold weather.
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The East will stay in the winter pattern described above until April when a short but productive period of spring baetis hatches can produce great results just before the river hits run off (the East always runs off early).