Gallatin River

May 13, 2022

Fishing Conditions

May 13, 2022

The Gallatin has been fishing great most days! We are seeing some colored up waters on the warmest stretches of days as the melt from the moutains reach the river, however with these frequent low pressure storms, they have kept the higher elevations frozen and stalled runoff, creating the perfect spring fishing conditions throughout the Canyon and into the Valley. Most mornings are a bit slow but as the water warms up throughout the day, we've seen some great dry fly action on Midges, BWO's, Sqwallas and March Browns. Some warmer days have also produced some decent streamer action as well on smaller sculpin patterns. However, most times of the day nymphs are the most productive with Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, small mayflies, eggs, and worms. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Midge Cluster: 16-20, Paramidge:18-22; Parachute adams: 18-22

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; AJ's Bird Turd 6-10; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes);

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, McCune's Sculpin 4-8; Zonker 4-8;

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