Flows remain lower than normal on the Bighorn/Wind River. Water quality is good from Boysen State Park through the town of Thermopolis and downstream to the Wakeley Game and Fish Access area. Lots of moss has created problems when nymphing or fishing streamers. This happens every year, but, it’s still a pain to clean flies after every cast!! The fishing has been good despite this annoyance. Nymph and streamer fishing is the name of the game with some dry action smaller caddis, bwo’s and Trico spinners. Book a guided trip with North Fork Anglers and we will show you how... View Article
Don’t forget the lower North Fork is closed to fishing April 1-July 1 annually from the west arm of Buffalo Bill Reservoir up the river to Newton Creek. Read the regs and make sure you have a valid Wyoming Resident or non-Resident fishing license!! Above Newton Creek (aka Newton Springs) the North Fork is open with no closures in place. Use smaller stonefly nymphs in clear slow water and big rubber leg nymphs as the flows rise. CFS: 2060 IN WAPITI VALLEY Conditions: The North Fork above the closure is dropping and very fishable now. There are still trout spawning... View Article
Flows: 1357 cfs. Fishing very well even though the river is cloudy. Water quality has remained fair so far below the dam, and deteriorating as Sulphur and Sage Creek enters the Lo Sho. Nymphing is most productive with beadhead nymphs smaller than size 8. The dry fly fishing is also good when one spots rising trout. Nymphs: Tan or black N. F. Specials, Tungsten Czech Princess Dark, copper John, Pheasant tails, Hare’s ears and, or, your favorite nymphs for the Lo Sho. Streamers are a mix. Buggers, Zonkers, Peanut Envy, Mini Peanut, Mouthwash, Sex Dungeon.
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: 1920 at Valley Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. The S. Fork is still high and pretty much brown from Valley down river to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. The heat is still bringing down the last of the high country snow. Fish nymphs or streamers for best results the rest of this week. Private water laws apply on the South Fork... View Article
CFS: 2800 The lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River is dropping daily and has now cleared enough to fish. Salmonflies, golden stones and caddis are now active. Yay! Dries – Larger (size 4-10) stimulators, Ho Candy, Horrors, hopper patterns. Elk hair caddis and parachute Adams (size 10-14) . Nymphs: bead head Prince, pheasant tails, gold-ribbed hare’s ears, Pat’s stones, Spanish bullets in black, pearl or purple and North Fork Specials size 6 and smaller. Streamers, or going deep with weighted nymphs recommended.