Yellowstone Park opened to angling in most areas of the Park Memorial Day weekend. North Fork Anglers does sell 3 Day, 7 Day and Annual Yellowstone Park fishing licenses for your convenience, as well as Wyoming Game and Fish Resident and non-Resident Daily and Annual Fishing Licenses. High water is the case late May through late June in the Lamar, Slough and Soda Butte drainages. As of this report, Slough Creek and Soda Butte Creeks are but water quality and fishing conditions are good. Flows on the Lamar are high below Soda Butte Creek down the river to where it... View Article
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The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land. CFS: 1890 at Valley Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. The S. Fork is now high and off color, but fishable above the South Fork Valley. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork – No access below the high water line on private property. When floating, dropping anchor or laying up on rocks is verboten.... View Article
Flows have begun to rise on the Bighorn/Wind River as snowmelt comes into Boysen Reservoir. Water quality is very good from Boysen State Park through the town of Thermopolis and downstream to the Wakeley Game and Fish Access area. Lots of moss has created problems when nymphing or fishing streamers. This happens every year, but, it’s still a pain to clean flies after every cast!! The fishing has been very good despite this annoyance. Nymph and streamer fishing is the name of the game with some dry action smaller caddis, bwo’s and Trico spinners. Book a guided trip with North... View Article
CFS: 3800 The lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River is still high and off color leaving the canyon due increased turbidity in Crandall, Sunlight and Dead Indian Creek. Wading will be difficult but the river is now fishable along the edges. Some dry fly action on the warmer days with small BWO’s and Midges hatching. Nymphs: bead head Prince, pheasant tails, gold-ribbed hare’s ears, Pat’s stones, Spanish bullets in black, pearl or purple and North Fork Specials size 10 and smaller. Streamers, or going deep with weighted nymphs recommended.
The river has dropped and cleared substantially above the Crandall Creek confluence. Below Crandall Creek, the Clarks Fork becomes cloudy and by the time Sunlight Creek runs in, it is muddy through the bottom end of the Clarks Fork Canyon to the MT state line. Flows are still swift in many places, but the fishing should be decent – especially above Lake Creek and Crazy Creek confluences. Wading cautiously is still advised. BE CAREFUL when wading! Smaller (#8-14) beadhead nymphs or small woolly buggers might work. Wait until high water is over late June, early July. Bears are out. Pack... View Article