Water temps right now are still too warm at East Newton. These temps are stressful to trout. We recommend that you fish West Newton Lake, or somewhere else, until water temps drop below 70 degrees – a much better catch and release temperature. There is a cool down (highs in the 70’s) coming to the region around mid-September. This would be a better time to try East Newton again.
West Newton which has temps in the mid-60’s due to depth. The trout are responding to damsel flies, ants, beetles and small hoppers on the surface. Smaller beadhead nymphs, leeches and buggers below the surface are working well. Paddle board and other recreational activities should slow down after Labor Day weekend is over.
Flies: Zebra midges, Ice cream cones – black or red, size 10-14. Pheasant tails, hares ear, balanced leeches, parachute Adams, adult damsels, wooly buggers, leeeches and bead head nymphs are working at West Newton.
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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