The fishing in the Cody/Yellowstone area was not affected by the Yellowstone floods – come out and enjoy the excellent fly fishing!

Lower Clarks Fork

September 4, 2022 9:00 am

CFS:  Flows are 525 cfs leaving the Wild and Scenic Canyon area. Water quality is clear again! 

The lower Clarks Fork  of the Yellowstone was one of the rivers that were hit by the “perfect storm” in northern Wyoming, YNP and southern Montana, June 12 and 13.  The river was completely changed (damaged) by the floods. Fishing is slow to fair when the river is clear enough to fish. Access into the lower Wild and Scenic canyon is walk in only. The road, if we could ever call it that, was completely wiped out by the flood.

Recommended Nymphs: bead head Prince, pheasant tails, gold-ribbed hare’s ears, Pat’s stones, Glimmer Stones, North Fork Specials, copper John, pheasant tails, perdigon style nymphs, size 10 and smaller.

Streamers are working fair to good.  Trout will respond to woolly buggers, conehead zonkers, peanut envy, muddlers, and other streamer flies 2-5 inches in length. Best colors seem to be brown, yellow/brown, black/olive, olive, black, white. Size 2-10.

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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