Fishing Report


Known as one of the best wade fishing rivers in Montana, the Gallatin River is the closest larger river to Bozeman. It begins in Yellowstone National Park then winds its way through the Gallatin Canyon all the way to Three Forks where it meets up with the Jefferson and Madison rivers to form the Missouri River.

August 15, 2022


fishing report

The Gallatin River is fishing well right now, especially further in the canyon towards Big Sky. If you're looking for some big dry fly eats, make sure to have some foam in your box. If you're planing to fish the Gallatin make sure to have some Terrestrials, Perdigons, Worms, and Leeches.

Suggested Fly Patterns

  • Dry Fly

    Parawulf Adams (14-22), Purple Haze (16-20), Sparkle Dun (16-22), Elk Hair Caddis (14-18), Stubby Chubby (14-18), Larimer's Yellow Sally (12-16)

  • Streamer

    Woolly Bugger Olive/Black (6-12), Sculpzilla Tan/Black/Olive (4-8), Beldar Brown/Black/Olive (6-8), GD P/Jig Streamer (10), Zirdle Bug Tan (6-12), Urchin Bugger (4)

  • Nymph

    Pat’s Rubber Legs (6-10), Hell Razor Leech (12), Hare’s Ear (16-20), Black Blowtorch (12-18), Juju Baetis (18-20), Worms, Eggs

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