South Fork

May 25, 2020 9:00 am

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.

The South Fork has been fishing good since early April. Skwalas, winter stones, midges, BWO’s and March Browns have been seen hatching or emerging daily. The trout have come to dries on Skwala and March browns late afternoon but, most of the time, nymphs and streamers have been most effective.

Flows are staying about the same with the cooler temps but the rain and snow has the tribs dumping muddy water into the main river making it difficult to fish. With warmer temps the rest of the week the flows will come up again. Conditions as to water quality deteriorate as the river flows downstream to Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect. Trespassing is enforced big time.

CFS: 737 in the S. Fork Valley 

Flow readings are in the Valley section, 30 miles from Cody.


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