Nymph and streamer fishing is the name of the game with some dry midge or bwo action later in the day. CFS: 1042 – Clear! Flies: Nymphs – San Juan Worms, Yum Yum scud, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, pink soft hackel sow bug, Yuk Bugs, Pats Rubber Legs, Jig-head nymphs. Midge pupa, wire worm. Streamer patterns. Leeches, woolly buggers and cone-head zonkers, double bunnies, dungeons and muddlers are also taking trout. Hatches are blue wing olives and midges. Dries – sparkle duns, compara duns, bwo emergers, parachute bwo’s, RS2’s, Griffith’s Gnats, Rojo midge, parachute Adams and parachute olive bwo’s.
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Ice and snow make access difficult, if not impossible. We recommend fishing the deep canyon of the Clarks Fork next spring before and or after spring runoff.
Ice and snow make access difficult, if not impossible. We recommend fishing Crandall Creek next spring before and or after spring runoff. As winter sets in and permanent snow falls, access to the creek becomes more difficult. Wade carefully!
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. Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect. Trespassing is enforced big time. CFS: 92 in the S. Fork Valley – Water quality is excellent. Water temps are in the 40’s midday. Ice has limited fishing inside Shoshone National Forest. Ice is also prevalent in the Valley sections and downstream toward Buffalo Bill Reservoir. While hatches are scarce now, midges and some bwo’s are around. The trout will still rise to dries... View Article
The Upper Clarks Fork (upstream from Painter Bridge to MT State line) is icing over. We advise fishing this section early spring or after spring runoff occurs. If you find open water, size 16 and smaller dries and bead head nymphs are recommended for this time of year.