Gallatin River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Gallatin River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Stay near the canyon and concentrate on the slow deep holes and back eddies.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Gallatin River is currently Good

Water flow: 348 cfs

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Big Sky to Cameron Bridge

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Rocky Mountian Whitefish

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: July 1 - August 1; Runoff: May 1 - June 15)

Nearest airport: Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), Bozeman, Montana

Gallatin River Description

The Gallatin River is a classic western freestone river. It begins its journey in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, flows through the scenic Gallatin Canyon passing the town of Big Sky, and eventually into the Gallatin Valley where it meets the Madison and Jefferson Rivers to form the Missouri. The Gallatin is characterized by its beautiful surroundings, easy access for wade fishing and ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymph rigs fished along the bottom will be best during winter. A smaller Stonefly nymph trailed with a Midge pupa or a small Mayfly nymph has been taking most of the fish. Midges are hatching with some fish up feeding on the surface during the afternoon.

7-Day Forecast

Temps are starting to climb into the teens and twenties. Hopefully it will be a little warmer than forecast.

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