Lower Shoshone Tailwater

January 20, 2020 9:00 am

Flows:  416 cfs

Flows are now more typical for this time of year! Water quality is good.

The Lower Shoshone is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges.  However, floating will be a bit more of a challenge now that flows have been cut to ‘normal’ winter flows. BWO’s and midges (size 20) below the dam and through town to Corbett Bridge area. Hatches best midday, or 12-3. Streamer and nymph fishing is spectacular right now!

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 of the year, so you can cover every nook and cranny in the river. Let our guides do the work, you catch the fish!


Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Anelids,  Zebra Midge, Size 10-14 tan, Silver, purple or red head Black North Fork Specials, small tan NF 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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