Gallatin River

July 26, 2021

Fishing Conditions

July 26, 2021

 Even with the recent restrictions, the Gallatin in the canyon up into Yellowstone Park still has good water conditions. Lots of oxygen is created for the fish in the riffles above Big Sky and down the through the rapids in the canyon. In the early mornings and evenings, try a Nocturnal stone with a caddis or Spruce Moth. As the high sun rises try a Terrestrial (Hopper, Ant, Beetle) with a small flashy bead head nymph dropper. You will still see some PMDs and the last of the Yellow Sallies in certain sections, so these would be a great option as well. If you are looking to nymph, try a McCunes Sculpin dead drifted with a tan Pats Rubber leg or any small flashy nymph of your choice. 

***A FULL FISHING CLOSURE is in effect from; Sheds Bridge (highway 84 in 4 Corners) down to the Missouri Headwaters, and the East Gallatin from Penwell Bridge to the confluence with the Gallatin***


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Thorax PMD: 14-16-18, Hackle Stacker PMD: 16-18-20, Tilt Wing Dun PMD: 16-18-20, Elk Hair Caddis Grey: 12-14-16-18, Goddard Caddis: 12-14-16-18, Missing Link Caddis: 14-16,CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Chubby Flesh Ant: 8-10-12, Morrish Hopper Yellow: 10-12-14, Purple Haze: 16-20, Parachute Adams: 12-18, Jake’s Richter Scale Spruce: 10, Twisted Sprucie: 10

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs Tan: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, 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, Zebra Midge: 18-22,

Streamers: BH Black Bugger: 2-4-6, Black Krystal Bugger: 6-8, Sex Dungeon Black, Olive,: 2, Home Invader Black, 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, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1


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