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

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

September 4, 2022 9:00 am

Flows:  1390 cfs below Buffalo Bill Dam to Corbett Bridge. 

Water quality is still messed up due to the heavy rain event mid-August. Buffalo Bill Reservoir’s water quality has to improve before we see any improvement to the Lo Sho’s clarity. Definitely not normal water conditions for early September.

Despite the less than inspiring water quality, the trout are still eating dries, nymphs and streamers. They can be caught using a variety of 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: PMD’s, tiny BWO’s, tan or black caddis, hoppers and beetles are working on top throughout the day and late evening hours.

Nymphs: Perdigons (Spanish Bullets, black or purple, blue diamond, meat eater),  tan or black North Fork Specials, Purple Jig 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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