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

South Fork

February 27, 2023 9:00 am

The South Fork of the Shoshone does fish pretty good during the warmer days in the winter months when the river is not frozen from extreme winter temperatures. . The upper valley area is most productive and has open water when temps rise above freezing. The river is mostly  frozen above Cabin Creek inside the Shoshone Natn’l Forest boundary. Please pay attention to private property signs and to fish public access areas on BLM, State or USFS land.

We recommend size 10 and smaller bead headed nymphs or pull small to medium sized streamers for best success. There has been some dry fly action on midges and BWO’s, but don’t count on that every day. Soon, the river will begin to open up in its entirety and begin to fish better and better as we enter March.

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. 

Private water laws apply on the South Fork as well as on the North Fork — No access below the high water line on private property. 

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