Gallatin River

January 15, 2022

Fishing Conditions

January 15, 2022

After quite the cold spell with many days of negative temperatures, we are finally seeing some fishable water in certain sections. The canyon near Big Sky will be your best bet as the valley is still seeing some pretty large Ice Jams. Nymphs are the main game with Rubberlegs, Zebra Midges, small mayflies, eggs, and worms. For you dry or die folk, midge patterns such as a Griffiths gnat, Renegade or a Paramidge will be your best options. The streamer bite has slowed considerably, but I wouldn't say no to a small natural colored sculpin. 

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Fly Pattern Suggestions

Dries| Griffiths Gnat: 18-22, Midge Cluster: 16-20, Paramidge:18-22; Parachute adams: 18-22

Nymphs| Mega prince 12-6; Rubber Legs 12-6; AJ's Bird Turd 6-10; San Juan Worm (assorted colors and sizes);

Streamers| Woolly Bugger Black: 6-8, JJ Specials 4-8, McCune's Sculpin 4-8; Zonker 4-8;

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