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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: June 22, 2016


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General Info

Things are settling down and getting ready for pretty good fishing. Snow is just about gone and streams are clearing or clear. Forecast for mid 70s to low 80's through next week with little if any chance of rain.

Madison River

They're still trying to squeeze every drop of water into Hebgen - flow at the dam 598 cfs, Kirby is 914 cfs and Varney around 1440 cfs. Below Quake is clear and starting to see some dry fly action - Caddis, Sallies and a few PMDs. Down around Varney to Eight Mile the Salmon flies have started to hatch.

K Better Foam Caddis tan 12,CFO Tan Caddis 14, Olive EH Caddis 12-16, Hemingway Caddis 12-16, Morrish StillStone 4, Jakes Hot Cake, Flutter Bug, black rubber legs 4-8, BH Prince 12-16, Black Copper John 14-18.

Gallatin River

The Gallatin Has cleared and Salmon Flies are in the Canyon.


Hebgen – 98.1% full - about 5 or 6 inches till full. Buggers, leeches and cray fish patterns subsurface. Midges have backed off a bit but you can still get them on a zebra midge. Callibaetis are starting to show in the weed beds.

Quake Lake - wait -- still green

Henry's Lake – Goat hair Leeches and damsel nymphs - fish the mouths of the creeks.

Yellowstone Park

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

Road Construction between Norris and Mammoth continues this year expect 30 minute delays.

If you must fish the Firehole hit before noon - earlier is better. Still some dry fly action on the Madison and the Gibbon.

Salmon flies on the Yellowstone at Tower and reports of some on the Gardner as well! Morrish Stillstone, Drowned Salmon fly, Jakes Hot Cake.

Lamar and Soda Butte are still high and off color - Slough is a bit high but fishable with buggers and streamers.

Yellowstone Lake Purple Showgirl, Black leech, Black BH Bugger.

Henry's Fork

Harriman State Park - AKA "The Ranch" opened last Wednesday, cool temps, wind and increased flows made for less than ideal fishing. But the fish have settled and the hatches will come with the warmer weather. Look for Green Drakes, PMDs and caddis to be in full swing with ants and beetles as a back up plan.

CDC Green drake emerger, Green drake cripple, Para Quill Green drake, Hemingway Caddis 14-18, HOH CDC Tan Palmered Caddis, CDC Caddis emerger Olive 14-18, PMD Challenged 16-20, HOH Para PMD 14, Tilt Wing Dun 16-18, Para Rusty Spinner 14-16.

The Box is ruuning at about 1100 cfs this week - expect maybe another 2-300 cfs later this week. One of our guide clients landed a 19" Rainbow yesterday in the Box - she's 16 and out fished her father. I'll post pictures on Facebook when I get them.

Warm River to Ashton is a smorgasbord Golden stones, PMDs, Caddis and Yellow Sallies. HF Golden size 8, Morrish Still Stone Golden, Jakes Hot Cake Golden, Goldie Hawn, HOH Flutter Sally,Para Quill PMD 16-18, Rusty Spinner 14-16, Hogans Spring Creek Geek PMD 16-18, Tung Bruised PMD nymph 16.

Other Info

WE'VE GOT THE NEW SAGE MOD and SAGE PULSE in stock in 4, 5 and 6 WT as well as the new Winston BIII PLUS

New Products are starting to arrive: New gear from Fishpond, Simms, Sage, DeYoung reels from Abel and lots of new fly patterns in as well - these will be added to the web site as time permits. These items can be ordered from our On-Line Shopping at www.budlillys.com - or you can always call in an order 800-854-9559.

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

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