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. There is a lot of floating ice on the river in the morning.
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!
NOTE — Private property laws apply when floating below the US Forest boundary through Wapiti Valley to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Be prepared for encounters with land owners if not obeying the water laws.
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