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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: July 14, 2014


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General Info

Afternoon and evening thunder storms this week- mid to upper 70s.

Madison River

Flow at Hebgen will be raised to 760 tomorrow - the lake is essentially full. At Kirby Place flow is about 1000 cfs and 1320 cfs at Varney. Caddis, PMDs along with sallies and a few goldens throughout the river for the dry fly guys - the Salmon flies are pretty much over but still able to get a few lookers, the nymphs still work as well.

Smethurst's Stone Bomb 8-10, Black Rubberlegs 8-10, Rockin Roller, BH Prince 6-12, Hotwire Caddis Chartreuse, RAM Olive 12-14, Zebra Midge Brown 16, BH Crystal Dip. Elk Hair Tan 12-16, Missing Link Caddis, Tan Yuba Emerger 14-16, Challenged PMD 16-18, PMD Sparkle Dun 14-18, Tilt Wing PMD 16-18, Rusty Spinner, Crowd SUrfer, Hot Cake Golden, Gold Chubby, Goldie Hawn Sally and the Sexy Sally.

Gallatin River

The Gallatin has started to fish - some caddis starting to show with PMDs and Sallies - let it warm a bit in the morning then fish it til dark.


Hebgen – Full. Callibaetis are starting to show in decent numbers by 9:30 or 10 and the fish seem to be interested in top water action and emergers. 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 - Fishable

Henry's Lake – Still good reports with goat hair leeches and Crystal Buggers but you have to go deeper as daytime temps are up.

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 between Norris and Mammoth and Craig Pass (Old Faithful to Lake) 30 minute delays.

Leave the Firehole until Fall. The Madison, Gibbon are still producing with PMDs, Caddis and attractor dries. BH PT Soft Hackle 12, BH Hares Ear 12-14, Olive Soft Hackle 12, Kochi Spuce Moth for the Miller, HOH CDC Tan Caddis 14-16, PMD Sparkle Dun 14-20, Rusty Spinner14, Missing Link Caddis, Henryville Special 12-16.

Yellowstone Lake has been producing some very large Cutts (24"+) fishing from shore with buggers and leeches - look for Callibaetis around Gull Point on calm mornings.

I made the big loop yesterday Gardner, Slough, Lamar, Soda Butte and Yellowstone. Here's the rundown: Goldens and a few Salmon Flies on the Gardner - fairly clear and not terribly high. Lamar - chocolate milk and high. Soda Butte clear and still a little high. Slough, clear and has dropped nicely, talked with a couple of anglers that said the fish were looking up. Look for PMDs and caddis as well as some green/gray drakes on Slough and Soda Butte. When the Lamar clears there should still be some salmon flies on the canyon area.

The upper Yellowstone opens tomorrow - water is high - almost to the parking lot at Buffalo Ford. There were good numbers of Goldens around LeHardy Rapids and a few Salmon Flies by Canyon. Look for PMDs and Caddis as well.

Henry's Fork

The Box is now at 1350cfs. Rubber legs and zebra midges along with lots of caddis - look for some goldens.

Last Chance and Ranch - PMDs, Caddis and some afternoon Flavs. The increased flows again this past week have unsettled the fish as they look for new lies. Remember your ants, beetles and small hoppers. 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, Para Biot Green Drake, Drake Cripple, Extended Body Brown Drake, Brown Drake Spinner 10.

Warm River to Ashton - caddis!

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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