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

Upper and Lower Sunshine Reservoirs

February 27, 2023 9:00 am

Frozen solid. Ice fishing is the only way to fish upper and lower Sunshine reservoirs now. Ice out occurs sometime in late March or early April. We just have to wait unless you like to fish through holes in the ice. These lakes are very popular with the ice fishing crowds once winter arrives. We expect to see open water sometime in May on upper Sunshine and sometime in June on lower Sunshine Reservoir.

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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