Gallatin River Fishing Report by Fins and Feathers 7.17.20
By angelamontana

Posted: July 21, 2020

Current Conditions

It is a really fun time to fish the Gallatin right now. A plethora of bugs are hatching right now so fishing an attractor dry with a dropper will keep an angler occupied all day. The water looks good and the flows are still dropping. PMDs, caddis, yellow sallies and green drakes are all on the menu every day. Dry fly fishing has been good early and in the evenings but fish are eating smaller Chubby Chernobyls all day. Terrestrials have been picking up as well so fishing an ant or beetle is not a bad option. Streamer fishing has been ok with a small black or olive pattern.


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941 CFS
On 2020-7-17


Gallatin River Fishing Report 7/17/2020 Streamflow

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Gallatin River Overview

The Gallatin River is one of the more scenic, blue-ribbon trout waters found in the Bozeman area. The river changes in character from a small mountain stream near its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park to a medium-sized, classic western river once it flows into the Gallatin Valley. The middle portion of the river flows through the Gallatin Canyon and is characterized by pocket water and swift currents. Once it leaves the canyon stretch, the river slows its pace with much of the trout water being found in a classic riffle, pool, and run water types. The Gallatin River is noted for having very clean, cold water throughout its course and served as the setting in which much of “A River Runs Through It” was filmed.

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