Check current streamflow conditions for:
Montana or Idaho
Final report for the season - getting ready to chase some birds! If you need any updates, call the shop - 800-854-9559.
We'll be open 7 AM to 7 PM every day until the end of October.
Temps 50's to 60's through next week with a slight chance of showers today and tomorrow. Valley temps 5-10 degrees warmer.
With overcast skies look for the BWOs.
If you want to check water temps for many rivers in the area go to our web site www.budlillys.com and click on the stream
flow for Montana or Idaho at the top of the page.
Flow at the dam is at 841 cfs - Kirby is 959 and Varney is 1000. Streamers in the morning and small BWO nymphs - as
the day warms up look for BWOs and midges.
You may still get some fish to look at terrestrials but that is pretty much over. Witch Doctor, Slap N Tickle,
Mickes Pecs, Copper Zonker and olive Wool Heads for streamers.
BH Prince 10-14, Zebra Midge 16-18, BH Mangy Caddis, RAM Caddis 12-14, BWO Tilt Wings in 16-18, BWO Winger 16-20, Bruised BWO
nymph, Micro May 20, Hogan BWO Spring Creek Geek, Craven Juju BWO.
The Gallatin has been clear and fishing well - have an extra cup of coffee then hit the water around noon. Below Big Sky
streamers and buggers
Hebgen – 88% full. Tough to fish without a boat - weed beds are floating near the shoreline.
Quake Lake - no report
Henry's Lake – still fishing well - crystal buggers, Halloweens and red leeches.
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 as well as bridge work at Craig Pass (Old Faithful to
Lake) 30 minute delays.
Firehole good fishing all day. BWOs and Miller Caddis for dries or a swing soft hackles and hang on.
BH Hares Ear Soft Hackle, BH PT Soft Hackle, Partridge and Yellow, Olive Flash SH, Tilt Wing Dun BWO 18, Winger Parachute BWO
18-20, Koichi Snowshoe Caddis, HOH CDC Palmered Tan Caddis 14-16
The Madison continues to produce some nice Browns and Rainbows all the way to the junction. Some spots more crowded than
others but still plenty of places to catch a fish. Swing some soft hackles, bigger rubber legs and big Prince nymphs, strip
some smaller streamers - BWO Winger 16-20, Bruised BWO nymph, Micro May 20, Hogan BWO Spring Creek Geek, Craven Juju BWO.
The Gardner - streamers and buggers.
Rain and snow showers in the NE corner will likely color up Soda Butte and Lamar for a few days, but should come around by
Monday or Tuesday - drakes are still there along with BWOs and midges.
Most of those upper Yellowstone cutts will be above Lehardy rapids or back in the Lake.
Yellowstone Lake - Purple Showgirl, Black leech, Black BH Bugger
Flows at the Box now under 200cfs. The floats are out but the wade fisher will find good fish on streamers early and late.
White and Natural Zonkers 2-6, Olive Woolheads, Double Bunny.
Lower water on the Ranch makes it tough with the weed build up - look for open slots with big noses - Mahogany's, Trico
spinners and BWOs
Tilt Wing Mahogany, CDC Biot Thorax Mahogany, CDC Biot Dun BWO, BWO Winger Parachute 16-20, BWO Tilt wing 18, BWO Hackle
Warm River to Ashton - Hopper dropper combos and streamers.
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