Fishing report: The last report of the year … until we have ice

With many outdoor recreationalists focused on hunting and several marinas closing up shop for the year, it seems like this week’s fishing report will be the last one of the season.

We do, however, plan on getting back in the saddle once the ice fishing season rolls around. I’ve already spoken with several tackle shops around the state who have expressed interest in assisting with that.

So stay tuned and check back when lakes begin to freeze. Until then, get those streamers and October caddis ready because fall fishing is about to be in full swing.

Gallatin River — The Canyon is still fishing great. Hoppers are almost gone, however they won’t be finished until we see a few night-time freezes. Foam attractors, chubbies and hoppers will still be used for your top bug. Behind that successful anglers have been fishing various small flashy nymphs, Perdigons, hare’s ears, prince nymphs and stoneflies. If you want to go dry-or-die, fish a chubby up top and an x-caddis or missing-link caddis as your dropper. Keep your eyes peeled for some fall baetis with these colder temps upon us. — Montana Troutfitters, Bozeman.

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