Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

South Fork

January 20, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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: 88 in the S. Fork Valley  Water temps are cold. Ice is building along the edges in the upper valley making it difficult to fish without fly lines or leaders hanging on shelf ice or flowing ice. There is limited fishing inside Shoshone National Forest. Ice is prevalent on the entire river to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. While... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

January 20, 2020 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows:  416 cfs Flows are now more typical for this time of year! Water quality is good. The Lower Shoshone is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges.  However, floating will be a bit more of a challenge now that flows have been cut to ‘normal’ winter flows. BWO’s and midges (size 20) below the dam and through town to Corbett Bridge area. Hatches best 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 brave cold air temperatures. We offer half... View Article

North Fork

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Water temps are in the 30’s and low 40’s depending on location. Ice has limited the fishing inside Shoshone National Forest. Ice is also prevalent in the Wapiti Valley sections and downstream toward Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Wading carefully is advised. While hatches are scarce now, midges and some bwo’s are around. Don’t expect a lot of trout action. Whitefish are taking nymphs readily in the open water sections. Flows CFS:  168