The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land.
Hatches, inside the Shoshone National Forest, are waning and turning to fall/ winter flies, like blue winged olives and gray drakes. Be prepared for midges in slower runs. While hatches are highly variable, trout haven’t forgotten the heavy hatches of grasshoppers, ants, and beetles from late this summer and fall. Flow readings are in the Valley section, 30 miles from Cody.
Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect. Trespassing is enforced big time.
CFS: 247 in the S. Fork Valley – Water quality is good.
Match the hatches. Action has been good to awesome. Bear spray also recommended everywhere one goes on the South Fork.
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