Gallatin River

October 28, 2020

Fishing Conditions

October 28, 2020

 Better have good wool socks on, the water temps are pretty cold. Fishing is switching to winter tactics. Deep nymph rigs or streamers are the best ways to fish. The slush is gone that started forming over the weekend. In mid December the Winter Stone will start to hatch so have small stonefly nymph ready in your fly box. The biggest ones are a half inch in size. If you like fishing the reaches above Big Sky it's time to get some of the last fishing until spring. It may not be long before this area is locked in ice. If you are going out to streamer fish, the valley may yield more success.

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


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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Griffiths Gnat: 16-20, Matts midge: 20-22, Biot Midge: 20-22

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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