South Fork

May 22, 2019 9:00 am

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 fly as your indicator if the river clears.  South Fork fish are known for eating weird stuff on top really early in the season.

CFS: 445 cfs by Valley School

Flies: Tan/Black North Fork Specials, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hares ears, Prince Nymphs, Halfbacks, Rubber leg Nymphs,  20 inchers, Soft hackles, and Olive Sculpin patterns.

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