East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
East Gallatin River

Current Conditions:

The East is low and technical now. A mixed bag of late tricos, early baetis and mahogany duns are coming off and fishing can be good if you make a careful approach. This is more like spring creek fishing this time of year and a reasonable skill level is a prerequisite to for decent fishing at the lower flows of autumn but it can be rewarding for those that enjoy a challenge.

The Weeks Ahead: 

The East can produce some nice dry fly fishing over baetis hatches on cloudy days into the late fall months.  For the persistent angler, slow stripping streamers in the deeper runs can turn up a nice brown from time to time but don’t expect lots of action.

Long Term Fishing Forecast: 

The East is a decent winter fishery.  Find some of the deeper holding runs and fish smaller nymphs and egg patterns under a yarn indicator.