Gallatin River

November 11, 2019

Fishing Conditions

November 11, 2019

 We though that the river would have some slush flowing this morning but it is suprisingly clear. The deeper spots are a nice light green and the shallower sections are almost crystal clear. It is time to use winter tactics and really work a feeding seam. Don't give up on a seam line until you've spent some time and maybe a few patterns figuering out what they are eating. From the canyon up past Big Sky the fish are prefering to eat a nymph. Stones, worms, caddis and mayfly nymphs are all working but the fish are taking them the best in the middle of the afternoon around 3pm. On the warmer days there has been good fishing in the valley, mainly nymphing but there are some fish eating small sculpins. 


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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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