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Bud Lilly's Trout Shop

P.O. Box 530
West Yellowstone,
MT 59758

Email: info@budlillys.com
Phone: 406-646-7801
Fax: 406-646-9370

Bud Lilly's West Yellowstone Area Fishing Report

Date: August 30, 2014


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General Info

Hard to believe Labor Day weekend is here already. Some showers and thunderstorms today then cooler temps through next week mid 60's during the day and mid 30's at night. Fall fishing is upon us.

Madison River

Flow at Hebgen is 963 cfs, Kirby Place flow is 1110 cfs and 1250 cfs at Varney. Hoppers are still around but the fish haven't really keyed on them with the damp weather we've had. The flying ants are out and the fish have been on them. Try streamers early and late.

Smethurst's Stone Bomb 8-10, Black Rubberlegs 8-10, BH Prince 12-14, Hotwire Caddis Chartreuse, RAM Olive 12-14, Zebra Midge Brown 16, BH Crystal Dip. Elk Hair Tan 12-16, Tan Yuba Emerger 14- 16, Tubby Olive 12, Para Hopper 12-14, Dave's 12-14, Morrish 10-14, Deer Hair Ant 12, Flying Ant 14, HOH Honey Ant 14, Royal Wulff 12-16, Royal Trude 12-16.

Gallatin River

The Gallatin is clear in the Park - below Taylor Fork is off color again with more rain in the forecast for the weekend. PMDs, Sallies, Spruce Moths and small hoppers.


Hebgen - Gulper fishing has been spotty with the damp weather, should come back on next week. Look for fish starting to stage at the river mouths. Callibaetis and Tricos. Buggers, leeches and cray fish patterns if nothing else is happening.

Poxyback Callibaetis nymph 14, Challenged CB 16, Nyman DOA Cripple, Quigley Film Critic, Tilt Wing Dun, HOH Para CB Spinner.

Quake Lake - Same as Hebgen

Henry's Lake – Leeches

Yellowstone Park

Permit fees stayed the same this year - $18 for 3 Day, $25 for 7 Day and $40 for the Season.

New Rule this year - Kids can no longer use worms in Joffe Lake.

Road Construction - Norris to Mammoth road will be closed from Sept 14 to Sept 30. Craig Pass (Old Faithful to Lake) will be closed beginning Sept 2 through the end of the season.

The Firehole is cool enough to start fishing in the mornings - caddis, BWOs swing some soft hackles. A few bigger fish have been taken on the Madison this past week - it will just get better.

Yellowstone Lake has been producing some very large Cutts (24"+) fishing from shore with buggers and leeches.

NE has been fishing well - rain the last two days and what's forecast will bring color to the Lamar, may be clear by Monday or Tuesday. Prospect with smaller hoppers, ants and beetles if nothing is happening. Para Adams 10-14, Green Drake Cripple 12, PMD Thorax 18-20, Sparkle Dun 18-20, Challenged PMD 16-18, Deer Hair Ant 12, Spring Creek Hopper 14.

The upper Yellowstone is under 1900 cfs, should be able to move around better to get at the fish. Hopper/dropper time. Para Hopper 12-14, Tubby Olive 12, BH Crystal Dip, RAM 14.

Henry's Fork

The Box is now 600 cfs - getting skinny. Rubber legs and zebra midges along with lots of caddis - hopper dropper time.

Last Chance and Ranch - Made it to the Ranch 3 times this past week, with varying degrees of success. On the overcast days there tricos, callibaetis, PMDs, ants of all different sizes and colors and some mahogany duns. We caughts some nice fish in the 14-17" range and I broke off 3 fish over 24". Last Chance Cripple, Challenged PMD 16-20, PMD Hackle Stacker, Para PMD Spinner, Clear Wing Spinner, CDC Caddis Emerger Olive 14-18, Hemingway Caddis 14-18, HOH Honey Ant 14, Water Wasp, Missing Link 14, HOH CDC Mahogany Dun 16, Tilt WIng Mahogany.

Warm River to Ashton - Hopper Dropper time!

Other Info

WE'VE GOT THE SAGE Method in stock in 5 and 6 WT as well as the new Winston BIII LS

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P.O. Box 530 - 39 Madison Avenue West Yellowstone, MT 59758
TEL: 406-646-7801   -   FAX: 406-646-9370
Email: info@budlillys.com
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Permitted in Gallatin and Targhee National Forests and Yellowstone National Park

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