Lower Shoshone Tailwater

June 9, 2022 9:00 am

Flows:  1580 cfs below the dam to Corbett Bridge. 

The Bureau of Rec have started ramping up flows for the irrigation season. Buffalo Bill Resevoir was impacted by muddy water coming from the North and South Forks last week, so the lower Shoshone went from clear and in great shape to a mocha color.  We don’t expect the flows to change, but until Buffalo Bill Reservoir clears, the lower Shoshone is going to be off color. Fish can be caught using darker colored nymphs or darker colored streamers. If floating be aware there are a few places that can be dicey in drift boats. Rafts recommended as the safest watercraft now.

Dries: BWO’s and Caddis action.

Nymphs: Perdigons, Prince’s, PT, Soft Hackle PT, Tungsten Meathead, Tungsten French Lick, Bloody Mary, San Juan worms

Streamers: Sculpzilla, Peanut Envy, Platte River Special, JawBreakers, Mena’s Slide Bugger.

Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for late spring and summer trips in 2022. If you have your dates picked out, we urge you to get a deposit made as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to float or walk/wade Cody/Bighorn area rivers and streams. 





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