East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Sunday, July 5, 2020

East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The water on the East is dropping and getting to flows that are fishable via wade fishing. Even at lower flows crossing the river can be tricky in some of the slower runs without trespassing - most of the land along the East is private. Trout are just beginning to rise to dries with PMD's hatching on a daily basis but nymphing has been more effective. The dry fly fishing over the pmd hatch should be good into early July.

The Month Ahead:
The springs that enter the river keep the East cool in the mornings. As PMD's wind down tricos will begin to hatch in late July along with terrestrial fishing in the afternoon.

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The East drops fast and is more of a big stream than a river in the summer months. Ground water and some spring creeks keep water temps good all summer. There are nice hatches but the trout are very spooky so be prepared for more of a spring creek experience in the summer and fall months.  This is a different animal than the West Gallatin.