It is caddis time! This is the time to take advantage of some very good dry fly action at Monster Lake!! Book your days through North Fork Anglers and SAVE $75 per rod fee for Self Guided fly fishing. The trout have also been taking leech patterns, Callibaetis emergers and dries and chironomid pupa well along the banks. Streamers in deep water. The large lake caddis are beginning to emerge. Cool temps have retarded that hatch for the weekend. Hoppers are also beginning to grab the trout’s attention. Water temps are in the low 60’s by mid-afternoon. Six weight and heavier... View Article
The Clarks Fork Canyon section is high and swift and not yet clear. It will better to wait until the runoff is over sometime in mid to late July to access the upper and middle canyon sections via Dead Man or Cardiac trail systems.
High but fishable – somewhat. Flows are big. Visibility 20 inches. We recommend larger bead head nymphs fished along the edges early in the day for best results. Wade carefully and carry bear spray.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Browns, rainbows and Yellowstone cutthroat. Fishing conditions are okay due to high, swift water. There is still a huge amount of snow left to melt and come down in the South Fork drainage. CFS: 1490 in the S. Fork Valley – still fishable but not wadeable. If you are going to fish the South Fork in the Valley or US Forest area, be careful wading. Our advice is to fish two nymph rigs deep under an indicator, or try hopper/dropper rigs along the edges and accessible side... View Article
The Clarks Fork above Crandall Creek has higher water volumes again. Water clarity is not bad. Flows are swift so fish the edges. Wading is not recommended yet. If in the upper Clarks Fork area, going to the Beartooth Lakes (lots of them) for action is recommended. Smaller nymphs and streamers work great in the lakes.