Check current streamflow conditions for:
Montana or Idaho
Montana's general fishing opener was last Saturday the 16th and came in like a lion with heavy wet snow, up to a foot, and
rain. Those that ventured out had varying degrees of success but water levels were generally good. This Saturday May 23 is
the Yellowstone Park opener - look for water levels on the West side to near mid June levels. Still about 40-50% of normal
snow pack up high but cooler temps are holding the snow levels steady. Highs in the low to mid 60s lows high 20s to high 30s
Flow at Hebgen is 530 cfs as they work to fill the Lake - now projected by mid June. Good chance of rain showers
over the next week and warmer temps could have the lake filled sooner. At Kirby Place flow is 892 cfs,
so while Cabin and Beaver Creeks are off color. Raynolds Pass, $3 and the water above West Fork
has 2-3 feet of visibility and fishing well. Look for BWOs and March Browns and even a few caddis on warmer afternoons.
Stone fly nymph with a dropper along the banks should produce as well.
The Gallatin off color from the Taylor Fork to Bozeman.
Hebgen – 94% full. Buggers, leeches and cray fish patterns. Midges are popping on warm afternoons.
Quake Lake - wait
Henry's Lake – Opens May 23 - fish the shallows
Yellowstone Park fishing opens May 23 - including Yellowstone Lake.
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. Craig Pass (Old Faithful to Lake) opens June 15 30
60's with afternoon thunderstorms should provide a good opening weekend on the Firehole and Madison -- soft hackle fare with
caddis, PMDs and BWOs should make the day. Lots of new patterns to check out at the shop.
Flows into the Box at 720 cfs. With IP res is full. Rubber legs and zebra midges.
Last Chance area above the Ranch - BWOs and March Browns.
Warm River to Ashton - fishing very well with Salmon Flies and Golden Stones - lots of caddis too. We did well last week
on the Still Stone and Drowned Golden.
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