Gallatin River Fishing Report 07/12/16

Hello from Big Sky, Summer is here although you wouldn’t have noticed it if you were staying up high these past few days…. Heavy rain and snow has caused a mud plug to move in from the Taylors fork but as of now the river is trending towards lower flows and well on it’s way to clearing up. Don’t let the slightly off color water scare you away, a greenish tint makes for great streamer fishing and the river still has plenty of clarity for nymphing.

If dry fly fishing is your main objective head up above Taylors fork creek or into the park, the rest of the river will probably be back to its usual form by tomorrow though so don’t go to far. Fish are still coming up for chubbies but until the nocturnals start hatching you may find more luck with smaller flies. Weise’s purple haze cripple’s in 14 and 16 have been hot lately and we’ve even spotted a few larger drakes near Big Sky.

If the crowds are thick along the main river take a hike up one of the many tributary streams. You might not find many monstrous fish, but you will find beautiful scenery, peace, quiet and willing trout! Stop by the river shop and we can point you in the right direction. We have flies, guided trips, licenses, gear and most importantly a knowledgeable staff!