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8/4/15

ALL the waters in the Cody/Yellowstone area are fishing extremely well now! Get out and have some fun. Dries, nymphs or streamers should the first two prove unsuccessful.  

We are guiding on the Bighorn, Lower Shoshone, North and South Forks of the Shoshone, Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone and private water now. All are fishing great. If you have the itch to get out and fish, we are here to take you. North Fork Anglers has been assisting anglers with guided trips, gear, clothing and terminal tackle since 1984.

To book a guide, just give us a call 307.527.7274. 
North Fork Anglers is open Monday through Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm. You can always phone us for up to the minute fishing conditions and reports. North Fork Anglers offers Guided Float or Walk/Wade Trips every month of the year. Reserve your guide now and enjoy the solitude and superb fly fishing found on the East side of Yellowstone!

Fish with North Fork Anglers, an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter/Guide/Retail operation. We also proudly carry Simms, Sage, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Ross, Lamson and more. We always do our best to help make your fly fishing trip an ADVENTURE filled with life long memories!

 




SHOSHONE RIVER

The Shoshone River is an overlooked jewel offering lots of fine fishing opportunities. The North Fork, South Fork, and Lower Shoshone provide anglers with miles of river to wade or float for wild rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.



NORTH FORK of the SHOSHONE FISHING REPORT

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The North Fork is a freestone river that originates high in the Absaroka Mountains on the East side of Yellowstone National Park. This river is noted for its outstanding Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow and cutt-bow fishery. 

The North Fork is fishable today. The
 trout have been responding to large dries or nymphs. The flows are 452cfs - dropping quickly and running out of water to float. 

Call North Fork Anglers for the latest water conditions before you head out.


The trout in the North Fork are hot this time of year. Fun, fun, fun. 

The North Fork is now open all the way down to Gibbs Bridge! 
The grizzlies and black bears are out on the North Fork. Be cautious, and carry bear spray!!
 


SOUTH FORK of the SHOSHONE RIVER REPORT

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The South Fork is a freestone river that flows into Buffalo Bill Reservoir from the SW. Most of the river is private water with limited angler access until the Shoshone Forest Boundary near Valley. 

 

 




SOUTH FORK OF THE SHOSHONE FISHING REPORT

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The flows are 1070 cfs where the South Fork meets Buffalo Bill Reservoir and 349 cfs at Valley School as of this report. The South Fork has been fishing well for dry fly enthusiasts. Now that the river has cleared again, the trout will be looking up. 

The South Fork is also trending downward like the North Fork and fishing better and better. Fun is in our future!!  

The fishing will be good using big dries and dropper rigs. 

Browns, cutthroat and rainbows are the objects of desire. 

The grizzlies and black bears are out now. Carry bear spray!


 



LOWER SHOSHONE FISHING REPORT

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The Lower Shoshone is an overlooked jewel in the fly fishing community. Offering ample fishing access and eager trout the river is must for the fly fishing enthusiast. This is one of the only rivers in the Rocky mountains you can fish year around due to the influence of the hot springs trickling in above town but here's the real kicker...You can fish dry flies 12 months out of the year, when the conditions are right!.

The lower Shoshone has 15-20 inches of visibility and is fishing very well from a boat or wading using streamers. Flows are down to normal levels now - FINALLY!! However, we still need to see water quality improve significantly for better fly fishing. 

Nymphing is always reliable on the "LoSho" and remains so as of this report, too. Best success has been with firebead sow bugs, snow cone midges, gray Ray Charles, black North Fork Specials and San Juan Worms fished deep. 

Streamer action is consistently good, as well. Water temps are in the mid-50's. Weather will be in the 80's through the rest of the week. Flows are 1100 cfs today.  

 




BIGHORN RIVER/WIND RIVER/THERMOPOLIS AREA FISHING REPORT

The flow on the Bighorn River near Thermopolis, WY is dropping. Today's flow is 1300 cfs. Water temps are going up and the moss in the river has become a real aggravation. The trout are holding where the water temps are most comfortable. Best fishing has been early or late in the day. 

Fish with sowbugs, midge larvae, aquatic worms, squirrel leeches or streamers for consistent hookups on the Bighorn in the Thermopolis area. 

North Fork Anglers has provided guided trips on the Bighorn River since 1984, which gives us a 'leg up' on any other guide service offering guided trips. Book now to reserve a guide and float date! 


 





CLARKS FORK of the YELLOWSTONE RIVER

Fed by a hundred, or more, glacial lakes draining the Beartooth Plateau, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is a fly fisherman's dream river. The Clark's Fork has three distinct sections, each fish differently and each section has its own personality, requiring fly fishermen to change tactics on each section in order to keep the rod bent and the reel singing. 





UPPER CLARKS FORK of the YELLOWSTONE FISHING REPORT

The upper Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone fly fishing action has picked up considerably the past week or so. Hatches have been green drakes, pale morning duns, small golden stones and midges. Hoppers, ants and beetles are beginning to work well now too. 

Fish size 8-14 bead-head nymphs for best results. Cast royal trudes, Wulff's, parachute Adams, or small ho candy's into pocket water for dry fly action. 


 

LOWER CLARKS FORK FISHING REPORT



Water quality have improved remarkably since the weekend. 

Water quality is somewhat better above Paint Creek's confluence to the Clarks Fork. Hatches are sporadic. Try large (#4-#8) hopper patterns and drop copper Johns, hares ears, North Fork Specials, or halfbacks under an indicator for better action.  Flows are 491 cfs

Book a float on the lower Clarks Fork and have some fun! 

 



CANYON SECTION OF CLARKS FORK FISHING REPORT



The lower part of the Clarks Fork Canyon is accessible for fishing. Fishing action has improved and the flows have dropped to the point access is better and so is wading safely. 

Trudes, Wulffs, humpies, stimulators, ho candy, elk hair caddis work well in the canyon this time of year. 



  

 

SUNLIGHT, DEAD INDIAN and CRANDALL CREEKS FISHING REPORT

Dead Indian, Sunlight and Crandall.

Crandall is still dirty from the rain on Monday, but Sunlight and Dead Indian Creeks are in great shape. The fishing has been consistently good for brookies, rainbows and cutthroat. 
The trout will be looking up for caddis flies and yellow sally's. 
 







YELLOWSTONE PARK

Enjoy spectacular scenery and great fishing on the Lamar River, Soda Butte Creek, Slough Creek, the Yellowstone River, and Yellowstone Lake. View Yellowstone Fishing Reports

Open to fishing!!!




YELLOWSTONE RIVER FISHING REPORT - Closed to angling until 7/15 in the Le Hardy Rapids area. Open below Yellowstone Falls, May 24, 2015.



The upper Yellowstone River is open to angling now, although it appears some of the larger trout have moved back into Yellowstone Lake already. Caddis, green drakes and pale morning duns are hatching. Green drake spinners and rusty spinners work well for searching patterns.

Drop a North Fork Special (size 8-12) tan below a large dry and have fun! 

 

YELLOWSTONE LAKE FISHING REPORT - Opens to angling May 24, 2015 





Open to angling. All lake trout must be killed when caught. All native cutthroat must be released alive! The cutthroat have been eating streamers (olive, black or brown wooly buggers and Zonkers) quite well whether fishing from shore or from a boat. Lake trout are being hooked in the shallow water as well. 



FIREHOLE / GIBBON / MADISON FISHING REPORT - Opens to angling May 24, 2015



 


Fishing on the West side of the Park has slowed way down due to water flow and water temperatures. The Madison and upper Gibbon fish better than the Firehole this time of year. Swinging soft hackles seems to be the best way to catch trout on the west side now. Mornings and evenings are the best times to be on the water. 


 

LAMAR / SLOUGH CREEK / SODA BUTTE FISHING REPORT - Opens to angling May 24, 2015



Open to fishing!!! The Lamar and its tributaries, Slough, Soda and Pebble Creek are fishing well. Caddis are out everywhere right now, with some pale morning duns and Flavs. Hoppers, ants and beetles are beginning to work better than matching the hatches now.

Anglers need to know there will be few days left to enjoy Soda Butte Creek. The NPS plans to poison Soda Butte down to the Icebox Canyon in August to eliminate brook trout. Time is short to enjoy the wild trout fishing on upper Soda Butte Creek. 


 








LAKES and RESERVOIRS

Fishermen preferring all types of angling tactics have discovered the treasures found in the high plains lakes of the eastern Rockies. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stocked many of these with a variety of trout - browns, rainbows, cutthroat and splake. Due to the mineral content of the mountainous soils, the water in these lakes are rich with aquatic insects and crustaceans which translates into good to trophy sized trout in many of the lakes. For the fly fisherman, this also translates into a rod-bending great time. More Info on Lakes and Reservoirs. View Lakes and Reservoirs Fishing Reports




EAST and WEST NEWTON LAKES FISHING REPORT



East Newton is too warm again. Leave the trout alone and fish somewhere else until water temps drop back into the 60's. 

West Newton water temperatures are still in the safe range for trout due to the depth and size of the lake compared to East Newton.  

Leeches, chironomids, midge pupa and dries, scuds, small PT nymphs, and hare's ears are recommended. Strip nymphs slow and deep.  Fishing from shore might be tough as many of the fish will have moved to the deeper water in the middle.  Slow strip or troll leech patterns on sinking lines for best results.



LUCE RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT



Open and fishing better every day. Water temperatures are climbing. 
Chironomid/midge pupa, hoppers, scuds, ants, beetles, pine squirrel leeches and bowtie midges.







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