Gallatin River

October 8, 2018

Fishing Conditions

October 8, 2018

As usual, the Gallatin has been a great option lately, temperatures have dropped significantly into prime trout fishing temps all throughout the Gallatin! If you head out this way, expect to see BWO's on cloudy days, and if nothing is happening on top, nymphing has been strong as well. Your usual Gallatin river nymphs such as pheasant tails, lightning bugs, spankers, and prince nymphs won't do you wrong either. There is an abundance of algae this year, so be extra careful wading! The streamer bite has picked up nicely here, and could be a fun option this time of year. As with all rivers around our area, please be cautious of spawning fish and never target fish on redds. 

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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, Hi-Vis parachute BWO: 18-20

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, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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