Gallatin River

August 20, 2017

Fishing Conditions

August 20, 2017

 As of 7-19-17 The Gallatin has a Hoot Owl Closure from Sheds Bridge in Four Corners to the headwaters of the Missouri. This section will be closed to fishing from 2pm until midnight until the water temps come back down. The East Gallatin will also be under a Hoot Owl closure from Spring Hill Rd. to its confluence with the mainstem of the Gallatin. A lot of fish have become wise to the Spruce Moth patterns and are just coming up to look at them but they're chomping on the caddis patterns. Heading out after 5 pm and fishing in the evenings is when the trout are really going after caddis. A great fly to try is an adams parawulff worked in the soft water.  Since the water temps have begun to drop we have started to get some nice Brown trout with streamers. Get a good cast across the river and just let it swing. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries: Parachute Adams: 16-18, Purple Haze: 16-18, Thorax PMD: 14-16-18, Ex. Body PMD:14-16-18-20, Parachute PMD: 14-16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, Tan: 14-16, Goddard Caddis: 14-16, Parachute Caddis, Tan: 12-14-16, PMX Stimulator, Yellow: 12-14, Yaeger 409, Brown, Yellow: 12-14-16, Chubby, Yellow, Olive: 12-14, Q's Glitter Ant: 16-18, CFO Ant: 12-14-16, Flying Loco Beetle: 14-16, Nick's Hi-Vis Beetle: 14-16, Twisted Sprucie: 10

Nymphs: Delektable Hurless: 4-6, Mega Prince: 4-6, Mega Hare's Ear: 6-8, Pheasant Tail: 14-18, Copper John Blue, Black: 14-18, Lightning Bug Silver, Original, Gold: 12-14-16, G6 Caddis Olive & Tan: 14-16, Bubble Back BWO: 16-18, El Diablo: 14-16-18, Little Bit of E: 14-16, Tungsten Purple Burger: 12-14, Price's Pacifier: 8-10, Wire Worm Pink: 4, Military Mayfly: 18-20-22, Little Green Machine: 18-20-22

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, Mr. Creepo, Yellow/Brown: 4, Cheech Leech, Halloween: 1

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