The trout have been taking leech patterns, Callibaetis emergers and dries and chironomid pupa along the banks. Streamers in deep water. Hoppers are also beginning to grab the trout’s attention. Water temps are in the low 60’s now. Six weight and heavier fly rods are mandatory, as are leader and tippet – 3x or heavier! Barbless hooks. Contact North Fork Anglers (307-527-7274) or Mike Arnold (231-343-7303) for information on Monster Lake and to book a guided trip. Flies: Ice cream cones, Wade’s Bow-Tie Midge, Zebra Midges, Scuds, Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Red Copper Johns, and small San Juan or wire worms. Dries – Light... View Article
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Both the Bighorn and Wind River Canyon are fishing well. Water temps are warming up and the fish are becoming more active. flows are going up as the BuRec makes room for snowmelt. Look for caddis and midges on the surface. This week provided some hopper action in the shallow water. Flies: Nymphs are still the most productive way to catch trout. San Juan Worms, Yum Yum, Small Pheasant Tails, Scuds, Sow Bugs, Yuk Bugs, Pats Rubber Legs, Jig-heads, Midge pupa, wire worm, and streamer patterns. Leeches, wooly buggers and cone-head zonkers, muddlers or your favorite streamers are also taking trout from boats... View Article
The Clarks Fork Canyon section is high and off-color. It will better to wait until the spring runoff is over sometime in early July to access the upper and middle canyon sections.
High, off color from snowmelt by afternoon. Runoff is in full ‘bloom’. Expect Crandall Creek to clear, drop and become fishable after July 1. We recommend larger bead head nymphs fished along the edges early in the day for best results. Wade carefully, the creek is bank full right now.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Browns, rainbows and Yellowstone cutthroat. Warmer temperatures and afternoon thunder storms has increased snowmelt and runoff on the South Fork. Runoff is occurring now that ambient temps are in the high 70’s. Some fishing can be had early in the day. Afternoon thunder storms has been occurring and are forecast to continue into next week. The South Fork will remain high, swift and off-color through June, early July. Fish hopper/dropper rigs along the edges early morning before the snowmelt begins midday. Trout are eating... View Article