Fishing Report Updated July 28, 2021

The Gallatin River is fishing well in its canyon sections, but it’s too warm and has a 24-hour closure from near Four Corners down to Three Forks. The East Gallatin is basically completely closed now due to high water temps.

The Jefferson River has 24-hour closures throughout its length and is at record-low flows. It’s very possible that most of the trout in the lower Jefferson will die this summer.

The Shields River is closed completely in its best reaches due to warm water, and the Smith is basically out, too.

Warmwater ponds throughout the region are now good bets for fast-action fishing for bluegill and bass and much harder fishing for carp.