Fishing Report Updated July 16, 2022

This report is valid from mid-July through mid-August.

The Gallatin River is a good nearby choice, as is the East Gallatin. Fish attractor nymphs or attractor dry/dropper combos. “Float/wade” trips are an excellent way of shedding the crowds if you have a small raft. Float between Gallatin Gateway and Four Corners. Reminder: no fishing from a boat on this stretch of the Gallatin! You can use the boat only for transportation. No boat? Find an unoccupied pullout between Gallatin Gateway and the YNP boundary. In general, the water upstream from Big Sky will be less crowded and more productive after lunch.

Most Montana rivers are good bets now, honestly. The hot weather might mean some at low elevations (lower Bitterroot, Clark Fork, etc.) are slow after 2:00, though we are not aware of any significant drought/heat-related closures yet.