Both the Bighorn and Wind River Canyon are fishing well right now. Water temps are cooling down so fish during the heat of the day. Look for BWO’s and Midges on the surface and strip streamers for aggressive browns on their way up to spawn. Windy and warmer today. Not looking to good for the rest of the week. CFS: 1000 Flies: San Juan Worms, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow Bugs, Yuk Bugs, Pats Rubber Legs, Jig-heads, Midge pupa, Analids, and streamer patterns. Nymphs size 10, 12, 14 are working well, and red has been a hot color.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. With the flows down you might have to do some sneaking to make that good cast. Winter fishing conditions. Watch for shelf ice and be very careful walking the banks. Focus on fishing during the heat of the day when trout will be most active. Nymphing will be the most effective way to catch fish. CFS: 119 Flies: Tan North Fork Specials, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hares ears, Prince Nymphs, Halfbacks, Rubber leg Nymphs, Para Adams, Midge Pupa and Dries, 20 inchers, Soft... View Article
The lower Shoshone is fishing very well right now. Midges are on the water from 11 am to 3 pm most days for the dry fly enthusiast. Nymphing has been the most effective way to catch fish and will probably stay that way for most of the winter. Streamer action has been hit-or-miss but very good when the fish are on! CFS: 415 Flies: Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Analids, Zebra Midge, Tan North Fork Specials, Winter Stones, Rubber legged streamers and leech patterns.
Wintery weather is starting to lower the water temps and the fish are getting sluggish. Focus on fishing during the warmest part of the day for the best results. CFS: Ice Flies: PT nymphs, Prince, North Fork Specials, Para Adams, Buggers, leeches, and sculpin patterns.
Most of the fish have moved back into the reservoir. CFS: ICE Flies: Sparkle Stones, Shagadelic’s, Halfbacks, Double bead stones, Pats Rubber legs, North Fork Specials, San Juan Worms, Big Jigged Soft hackles, 20 inchers, Bitch Creeks, Streamers and egg patterns.