Gallatin River

October 14, 2017

Fishing Conditions

October 14, 2017

 The water coming out of the Taylor Fork has cleaned up a lot. The canyon on up to the Park is fishing tougher than the valley right now. This is due to water temps, they will be slightly warmer in the valley. On the afternoons with warmer temps and not much wind there are hatches of small BWO's. You can spot some rising fish in the slack water. The valley has also been better for streamer fishing. Small sculpin patterns in olive or black with a slow retrieve will get a few fish. With the drop in the water temps there are fish that are moving into their winter holding spots.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Screaming Banshee: 16-18, Pull-Over Baetis: 16-18, Tilt Wing Dun BWO: 16-18-20, Griffiths Gnat: 18-20-22, Adult Midge Dark: 22-24, Midge Cluster: 16-18

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, 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, Little Bit of E: 14-16, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Price's Pacifier: 8-10, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22

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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