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

Luce and Hogan Lakes

September 4, 2022 9:00 am

Water temps are extremely warm thanks to record setting temperatures this summer and 9/3/2022. Some dry action at both lakes, particularly on flying ants. We humbly recommend fishing other lakes such as the upper Beartooth Lakes until Hogan and Luce cool down this fall.

Fish with damsel fly nymphs or go deep with Chironimid pupae patterns.  The trout are more active early mornings and early evening. Leader up and land the trout quickly to minimize mortality from playing the trout too long and from lactic acid buildup.

Flies: Beetles, Ants, Foam beetles, Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tails, damsel fly nymphs, ice cream cones, hare’s ears, balanced leeches and wooly buggers.

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. 

Access to Luce is from the Hogan reservoir parking lot off County Road 7 RP. If the road is dry, access is no problem. If it has been raining or snowing, 4 wheel drive might be required.

Please make sure you fasten the gate to Luce Reservoir to prevent cattle from escaping.



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