The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing fair to good. Low flows concentrate trout in the few remaining runs and pools. Migratory fish are still being caught as far up river as Pahaska, but the numbers are down from high summer. The river is often more clear as one moves up river to Yellowstone Park. Flows tend to fluctuate during snow and rain storms.
Flows CFS: 603 – Rain and snow fall in the last few days has doubled normal flows (This flow measurement is in Wapiti Valley.)
Hatches are nearing normal for this time of year. Go smaller with nymphs. Tan, red purple or black NF specials are rocking it now. Expect to see more blue winged olives, gray drakes, and a few hoppers flying around yet. After this week’s storm and cold temps, streamers and nymphs will be the most productive on the North Fork.
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