Monster Lake is fishing well to midges and leeches now. We even had some bigger browns gulping Callibaetis dries, even though we have not seen those emerging yet. Fun! The trout have been taking leech patterns and chironomid pupa along the banks. Fishing doesn’t get any better than Monster Lake. Big Browns, rainbows, cutthroat, brook and tiger trout. Water temps are in the mid to high 40’s. Six weight and heavier fly rods are mandatory, as are leader and tippet – 1x or heavier! All flies are to be barbless. Callibaetis are hatching!! Contact North Fork Anglers (307-527-7274) or Mike Arnold (231-343-7303) for information... View Article
Both the Bighorn and Wind River Canyon are fishing well right now, although we are seeing much fewer trout in the river this spring. Water temps are slowly warming up and the fish are becoming more active now that the spawning is about done. Look for BWO’s and Midges on the surface. The trout and carp are keying on the emergers and adults now. Nymphs – scuds, worms, midge pupa, p-tails, yum-yum sowbug and firebead sow bugs. The Hot Flies for the Horn have been firebead sowbugs and yum-yums fished deep! Flow: 2156 cfs Flies: San Juan Worms, Yum Yum, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow... View Article
High and Muddy. Wait until the latter part of summer to access the canyon.
High and Muddy from rain.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Browns, rainbows and Yellowstone cutthroat. Wet weather has increased the flows on the South Fork. If the rain stops for a day or two and the ambient temps stay low we should have some great fishing conditions before runoff comes back. Nymphs have been the most productive method for catching fish. Bead head nymphs like the North Fork Special, Copper John, or Hares ear tied blew larger rubber legged stonefly patterns have been the most productive. Don’t be afraid to use an attractor... View Article