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Gallatin River, Montana - Fishing Report - March 22, 2017
The river is very high and muddy would probably be the best word to use. Forget
fishing it for the next few days. There is more warm weather and rain in the forecast
and the high flows will continue.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow or rain everyday but
for the next week. Highs will range from 51 to 53 degrees and lows from
9 to 38 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 655 cfs
Level: 1.84 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: badly stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data Near Gallatin Gateway
Brown and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 16/18, nymphs, emegers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 22, larva, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown and White Belly Sculpin Streamers are good flies to use for the larger size trout.
Crawl them on the bottom in the deepest water. Olive and black Matuka sculpin are great
streamers to use at this time.
Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa imitations in tandem. Light Green, red or
blood midges, and cream midges.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Gallatin River, Montana
A description of the Gallatin River, Guide
to fly fishing the Gallatin River, Gallatin
River fishing seasons, and much more