Gallatin River

February 19, 2019

Fishing Conditions

February 19, 2019

The mornings are a bit chunky with some ice flow, wait until afternoon to head to the river. If you have been out lately and haven't had much success, don't worry. This is a tough time to fish a freestone. When you get downstream of Moose Creek you begin to have more ice forming during the night. If you wait till the afternoon the conditions will improve. The valley sections above Cameron Bridge will also have minimal ice flow at this time of day. The nymph rod is the one to put in the car. Dark stonefly nymphs with midge and mayfly nymphs are working. A warmer forcast isn't too far out. When it gets here there will most likely be enough snowmelt to provide some good action on worms. 


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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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