Gallatin River

January 14, 2019

Fishing Conditions

January 14, 2019

 The cold nights are building some chunk and slush ice. The top half of the canyon has the clearest water, don't bother going upstream of Big Sky. The river is locked up above the intersection. The bite has been changing. The Winter Stones have possibly hatched and laid their eggs. The nymph bite dropped off with these nymphs. Once the nymphs hatch out of the eggs it will pick back up with stonefly nymphs. The fish started to target big mayfly nymphs over the wekkend. The streamer bite has been minimal. The water temps have been slowly coming up with a few warmer days. The second half of this week is going to be above average, this might get more fish on the streamer bite.


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Purple Haze: 12-18, Matts midge: 18, Adams Para Wulff: 14-18,

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, White, Yellow: 2, Home Invader Black, White, 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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