Lower Shoshone Tailwater

October 14, 2019 9:00 am


Water quality is good. We don’t expect the recent snow storm to impact water quality the rest of the week.

The Lower Shoshone is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges.  BWO’s, midges, and some caddis active below the dam and through town to Buck Creek. Morning hatch activity is slow until the sun warms the air at about 11 am. Streamer fishing is spectacular, as the browns are approaching spawning time!

The Shoshone stays ice free through the winter and fishes well any day you can brave cold air temperatures. We offer half day and full day float trips every month but June, so you can cover every nook and cranny in the river. Let our guides do the work, you catch the fish!

Flows:  899 cfs if we can trust the BuRec gauge!   

Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Anellids,  Zebra Midge, Size 10-14 tan, black or red head North Fork Specials, Rubber legs, streamers and leech patterns.

Dries: para Adams, para bwo’s, Griffith gnats, black caddis, bwo and midge emergers, sparkle duns, standard bwo’s.

Streamers: Orange blossom, Zonkers, Sculpinators, JJ’s conehead, Peanut Envy, Sex Dungeons, Wooly buggers.



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