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Monster Lake

August 12, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It is Hopper 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 and chironomid pupae along the banks.  Streamers advised in deep water. Water temps are in the high 60’s. Six weight and heavier fly rods are mandatory, as are leader and tippet – 3x or heavier! Barbless hooks. Contact North Fork Anglers (307-527-7274) or Mike Arnold (231-343-7303) for information on Monster Lake and to book a guided... View Article

Canyon Section of the Clarks Fork

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Access the upper and middle canyon sections via Dead Man or Cardiac trail systems. The flows are low enough now to fish now. Water is off color but should clear quickly if no more rains occur!  Flows are SWIFT. Bear spray recommended. Caddis, green and grey drakes, golden stones and pale morning duns are the daytime hatches. Evening is tiny pale evening duns and green drake spinners. Some ant, hopper and beetle action, too. Bear spray is recommended as part of your fishing tackle.

South Fork

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The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone.  Browns, rainbows and Yellowstone cutthroat. Hatches have been caddis, pale morning duns, smaller golden stones and green drakes inside the Shoshone National Forest. Flow readings are in the Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect. Trespassing is enforced big time. CFS: 427 in the S. Fork Valley – Water quality is excellent in the Forest area.  Match the hatches. Action has been good to awesome. Bear spray also recommended everywhere one goes on the South Fork.

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

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Flows are staying steady and the river is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges. Clarity is good below Buffalo Bill Dam through Cody down river to Sage Creek and the fly fishing has been very good in this section of the Lo Sho.  The river becomes more dirty as the river flows to Powell, WY. Caddis, BWO’s, midges and golden stones are active below the dam and through town. Evening hatch activity has been spectacular! Flows:  2044 cfs.   Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Anellids,  Zebra... View Article

North Fork

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The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing very well now top to bottom! However, the river is transitioning after a batch of thunderstorms over the weekend. Visibility is 18-24 inches in Wapiti Valley. The river is more clear as one moves up river to Yellowstone Park. We are busy guiding Walk/Wade and Float Trips now. Angler success gets better every day as the river and its tributaries drop in flow. Flows CFS: 535 – (This flow measurement is in Wapiti Valley.) Hatches are really going on now that the flows are nearing normal for this time of year. Go smaller... View Article