North Fork Shoshone River

July 27, 2020 11:30 am

The North Fork of the Shoshone is rated as one of the best freestone rivers in the northern Rocky Mtn West. The river fishes best March through the end of October.

CFS: 1060  Flows are rapidly dropping on the river now.

Water quality on the upper North Fork is improving. Guided trips have gone well even though the water is still high (it is early July yet) and and in great shape inside the Shoshone National Forest. The river has cleared, but flows are swift and heavy in the Wapiti Valley.

Weather is not as hot and bright the early half of this week. These conditions should improve trout behavior – a good thing!

REMEMBER – You must have in your possession a valid Wyoming Fishing License.

Hatches – Green drakes, caddis, yellow Sallies, golden stoneflies. Hoppers are out on the lower river through Wapiti Valley. Evening caddis and yellow Sally activity is good the entire length of the North Fork.

Flies: Wet – larger black North Fork Specials, Fat bastard, Epoxy stone, double beaded stones, Pat’s rubber legs, girdle bugs, etc. Sizes 2-8.

Dries – Tan, purple or gold chubby chucks, green drake Wulffs, parachute Green drakes, royal trudes, royal Wulffs.

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