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Luce and Hogan Lakes

November 15, 2020 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hogan and Luce have been fishing fair. Cold weather this weekend could completely ice over the lakes. We are about to the end of the open water season and will have to look forward to next spring’s ice out. Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot off County Road 7 RP. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been snowing, 4 wheel drive might required. Sight casting on Luce has been productive. Go wet with small leech patterns or bead headed soft hackled hare’s ears, pheasant tails, Prince nymphs and midge pupae.... View Article

North Fork Shoshone River

November 15, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. Ice is beginning to take over the river. Fishing has been slow due to water temps. Fishing is better where the North Fork enters Buffalo Bill Reservoir. CFS: 530 Flies: Wet – tan or black North Fork Specials size 10-14 are working very well, especially the black bodied red or purple tungsten bead versions! Streamers are a good bet late fall. NOTE — Private property laws apply when floating... View Article

South Fork

November 15, 2020 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. CFS: 159 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is fair to good in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek are also fishing fair. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork. Floating is over for another year. Flies: Wet – tan... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

November 15, 2020 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows: CFS 274 cfs Flows are very low now. Floating is marginal, walk/wading is best. Fishing has been fair to good all the way to Powell. North Fork Anglers is offering 3 float sections now for your enjoyment. Browns, rainbows, cutthroat, cutbows and the occasional tiger trout. Book a guided trip now. We have some slots open through November, when the lower Shoshone produces excellent fish in the net and bent rods! Wading the Shoshone canyon and the section through town has also been good, especially in the late afternoon until dark. Wade carefully if in the canyon or swifter... View Article