Gallatin River

September 22, 2018

Fishing Conditions

September 22, 2018

As usual, the Gallatin has been a great option lately, we are seeing temperatures dropping significantly into prime trout fishing temps throughout the Gallatin! In the upper sections of the Gallatin, you will start to see BWO's on cloudy days, and nymphing has been strong as well. In the valley Tricos are great in the morning, shifting to hoppers as soon as the weather heats up a little bit. Chubby dropper is still a great option but down sizing the chubby and the dropper is key. A tan/black size 10-14 chubby with a smaller flash back PT or hares ear is a great option. Lightning bugs, spankers, and prince nymphs won't do you wrong either. The fish are moving back into the mid river runs and pools so targeting these areas is certainly a good option. There is an abundance of algae this year, so be extra careful wading! 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl: 8-16 (purple, copper, royal, orange, black & tan), Purple Haze: 12-18, Water Walker: 10-16, C-UM Trico Spinner: 20-22, Slate-Wing BWO: 18-20, Brook Sprout BWO: 16-20

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, El Diablo: 14-16-18, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22, Little Spanker: 12-18, Hares ear: 12-18

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, White, Yellow: 2, Home Invader Black, White, Yellow: 2, Black/Copper Zonker: 4-6, Sculpzilla Black, Olive, White: 2, Micro Zonker Grey, Brown, Black: 8, Bellyache Minnow Tan: 1-1/0, JJ Special: 6-8, Mr. Creepo, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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