East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Thursday, March 12, 2020

East Gallatin River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The water on the East is low right now and 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 sculpins can also turn up some trout.

The Month Ahead:
Much of the same above, as we progress into April the east will start seeing some good baetis hatchs. 

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The East should be a decent option until mid May before it blows out. It often runs off earlier than other fisheries because of a lower elevation snowpack.