North Fork Shoshone River

July 9, 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: 2710  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 is clearing but still very high and swift in the Wapiti Valley.

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

Hatches – Green drakes, caddis, yellow Sallies, golden stoneflies.

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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