Gallatin River

April 9, 2020

Fishing Conditions

April 9, 2020

 Fishing has gotten better with the warmer water temps. The canyon is more nymphing than anything else. Some fish have been eating a dry but they have been few and far between. The valley fishing has been getting better and better but it has been very crowded at most access points. Hiking a bit is the only cure for the crowd. Anglers have spring fever. There is a small amount of rock snot breaking loose in the canyon. Big and little stoneflies are being eaten in most of the canyon stretches. Snowmelt is flushing worms out of bank lines. Mayfly nymphs are beginning to work more and more as we get into warmer weather. Streamer fishing is picking up nicely, get out after it before we get winter weather again this weekend!


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Tilt Wing BWO: 16-18, Comparadun BWO: 16-18-20, Film Critic: 16-18-20

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, 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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