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Gallatin River, Montana - Fishing Report - August 16, 2017
The river is still in good shape except in the lower section from Shields Bridge in
Four Corners to the Missouri River. It is under Hoot Owl restrictions. We recommend
fishing the upper and middle sections of the river.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is no chance of rain for the next week. Highs will
range from 81 to 85 degrees and lows from 52 to 55 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
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
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adultsWestern
Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Pale Morning Duns are hatching. Tricos are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Spotted Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Western Green drakes are still hatching..
Terrestrials can be important, Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and Hoppers.
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