Closed until July 2020 We recommend fishing in and around Cody, WY, until the YNP re-opens to angling. Fly fishing is extremely good near Cody 12 months of the year.
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Luce and Hogan have been fishing well. However, lake temps are dropping fast due to cold fronts and the shorter days and longer nights. Midges are active on the surface midday. Lake levels are good. Some shore ice on the south side of Hogan and Luce. Hogan is on the road near the camp and picnic area, Luce is a 1/4 mile hike south from the Hogan picnic area. Both lakes have a public bathroom. Flies: Small to medium sized streamers and leeches of various colors. Size 14 and smaller Chironimids larvae or pupae, pheasant tails, hares ear, bow-tie midges and Griffith’s gnats. If... View Article
Flows: 898 cfs Water quality is good. Flows are going up do to power generation at Buffalo Bill Dam. Wading conditions can be tough at current flow levels. We don’t expect the recent snow storm to impact water quality the rest of the week. The Lower Shoshone is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges. BWO’s and midges (size 22-28) below the dam and through town to Corbett Bridge area. Hatches best at midday or 12-3. Streamer and nymph fishing is spectacular right now! The Shoshone stays ice free through the winter and fishes well any day you can... View Article
The lower Clarks Fork is very cold right now. Slush ice is flowing through the slower sections of the river and some areas are completely covered with ice. As temperatures warm the river should open back up and fish well. Flies: Medium to large articulated streamers, Buggers (All sizes and colors), JJ Specials, Halfbacks, Girdle Bugs, Pats Rubberlegs, North Fork Specials, PT’s, Copper Johns, BWO’s, Midges. Flows: 415 cfs (MT/WY Border)
Open water again due to Chinook winds and warmer days and nights recently. Temperatures are to be in the 40’s and low 50’s during the day for the next 7 days minimum. Fishing is fair due to water temps and sluggish trout. No hatches. The lakes are more full than they have been in years. There are tiger trout swimming the East Lake now. By spring and the big thaw, we hope to see some growth rate on the tigers, as well as the rainbow and brown trout in the East Lake. The West Lake is primarily cutthroat, with a few... View Article