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Gallatin River, Montana - Fishing Report - October 19, 2016
The stream level is just a little above normal right now but there is a lot of rain in the
forecast for the coming week. You should check it before traveling very far to fish.
There are some very good Blue-winged olive hatches going on and the cloud cover
will help.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
After today, there is a chance of rain everyday for the
next week. Highs will range from 48 to 51 degrees and lows from 34 to 41 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 488 cfs
Level: 1.64 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
Clarity: Clear
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
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
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.
October Caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedges, or caddisflies, are starting to hatch.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
Terrestrial insects - Japanese Beetles, Carpenter ants and Grass hoppers will soon become
important foods to imitate.
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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