Gallatin River Fishing Report

Friday, March 20, 2020

Gallatin River Fishing Report

Current Conditions:
The Gallatin is low and clear and is fishing well for most of its length. Mild days are even producing some risers over the midge hatch. Nymphing is the best bet and it pays to skip a lot of water and jump from one deep run to another. Look for steady currents that aren’t too strong but still enough to bring food to trout. Slow water that is 3-6 feet deep and located just below a riffle is always a good bet. Nymphing stone fly nymphs trailed by a baetis nymph or midge larva is a good bet but egg patterns and worms are also good flies to try.

The Month Ahead:
Should stay about about the same as above. As we see more warm stretches fish activity should increase. Getting into mid April the Gallatin will start seeing some consistant baetis hatches. 

Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Gallatin will fish very well until it becomes muddy from run off. On warm days some color will come in from the Taylor Fork. Afternoon dry fly fishing over the baetis hatch can be outstanding on overcast days. The peak of the action is from 1pm to 5pm