Gallatin River

October 12, 2020

Fishing Conditions

October 12, 2020

The recent rains have bumped the Gallatin and given it a little color but it is still fishing well. With the wind as of late, BWO action has been rather non existent. But, if it stays calm and cloudy you could see a good hatch. Most anglers are digging out their bobbers, as the nymph bite has been very consistent. A darker colored stonefly with a pheasant tail dropper is hard to beat right now. Other popular choices include caddis pupa, soft hackles, mayfly attractors, worms and midges.  Streamer fishing has picked up nicely, and we have seen some great fish being landed. Stick to smaller streamers in olive, white and black. A sink tip or an extra split shot or two can certainly help as well. You may see quite an abundance of Green Algae right below Big Sky, if you do find yourself in this area, above Big Sky, or lower in the Canyon may be a better option for fishing. 

**Please leave spawning fish alone and don't tread on redds!!!** 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18, Brook Sprout BWO; 20-22, Thorax BWO; 16-20, Ext. Body BWO; 16-20,

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pats Rubber Legs Tan: 6-10, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, 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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