Gallatin River 6-17-2015
Fishing season is upon us in Big Sky! The Gallatin is running nice and clean with flows around 1,640 cfs. What this means for us is great fishing, with water still up and those side channels flowing there are plenty of soft corners for fish to spread out. In other exciting news Salmon Flies have been spotted on the river in Big Sky and through out the canyon. Fishing larger dries such as Chubby Chernobyls, Stimulators, and of course Salmon and Stone fly patterns should produce results. We strongly suggest coming in and checking out the new selection of Salmon flies for this summer as the bite should be coming on strong over the next couple of days. One of our new favorites is the Morrish Fluttering Stone in golden. The last couple of evenings the dry fly bite has made for lights out fishing.
West and South Fork are fishing just like the main flow of the Gallatin with plenty of fun dry fly fishing.
This week the Madison has seen a lot of action. Boats are stacking up at all of launches and the walk wade section has been packed so get there early to lay claim to your favorite spots. Salmon flies are the ticket here as well. Chubby’s, Stimi Chew Toys, and Salmon fly patterns are working incredibly well. Also try dropping a caddis pupae behind to pick up those fish that just don’t seem to want to come up to feed on the surface.
The Yellowstone’s flows have dropped a great deal and waters are running with a bit of an olive color still but fishing very well. This is a river that will please all anglers from the dry fly purists to the streamer junky just looking to rip lip you will find areas to make everyone happy.