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: 96 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 or black North Fork Specials size 10-14 are working very well, especially the black bodied red or purple tungsten bead versions! Other wet flies that are working – Epoxy stone, bead head or regular Prince, copper Johns, hare’s ear or peacock soft hackles. Sizes #8-16.
Dries – Midges, small para Adams, soft hackles.
Streamers: woolly buggers, muddler minnows, zonkers and similar imitations size 2-10.
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