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.

June 3, 2023


fishing report

The Gallatin is starting to slowly come down and some of the small feeder creeks are starting to put clearer water into the river! Fishing around the mouths of these creeks has been super fun lately. As well as driving up and fishing above the Taylor Fork! Smaller flashy streamers like sparkle minnows and kreelex minnows have been some of our favorites lately as well as bigger Dungeon style flies on overcast and rainy days. Nymphing with large stonefly nymphs, worms, eggs, and small attractors like psycho prince's, perdigons, copper johns and caddis pupa have been working! It is also about time to start thinking about salmonflies. Orange Pats rubber legs have been working as of now, but a couple more weeks and the trout will start to look up for the big bug!

Suggested Fly Patterns

  • Dry Fly

    Adams (14-22), Purple Haze (16-20), Sparkle Dun (16-22), Elk Hair Caddis (14-18), Griffith's Gnat (16-20), Buzzball (16-18), Extended Body BWO (16-22) Pip Squeak Baby Mouse (6)

  • 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/ Orange/ Olive (6-12), Urchin Bugger (4), Dungeon Black/ White/ Brown/ (2), Mini Dungeon Purple/ Natural/ White (6)

  • Nymph

    Perdigon (14-18), Pat’s Rubber Legs (8-12), Hell Razor Leech (12), Hare’s Ear (16-20), Black Blowtorch (12-18), Juju Baetis (18-20), Zebra Midge Black/ Red/ Purple (16-22), Worms, Eggs, Mops

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