February 22, 2018 2:49 pm

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….. The lower Shoshone rocks all year long.

Best results have been midday until dusk for top water action. Nymphing is always reliable on the “LoSho” and remains so as of this report. Float trips have been doing well fishing dry/droppers to the bank and dead drifting. Water temps are in the low 50’s. Temps are expected to be in the 30’s and 40’s this weekend. A warm up from the last week’s weather for sure!!

Flies: Pink or gray Ray Charles, Red-headed stepchild, PT’s, Black North Fork Specials, Soft hackle sowbugs, Prince Nymphs, Purple Tungsten nymphs and San Juan Worms fished deep. Medium sized streamers in olive, brown/yellow and/or black are moving fish as well!  BWO’s – Sparkle duns, Snowshoe duns, Parachute Adams, Birdsall’s midge, Griffith’s gnat, midge pupa imitations and red analids.

Flows: 810 cfs.  Water temps 48-52 degrees. Best access: 12th Street Boat Launch area.

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