Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

South Fork

October 14, 2019 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. Hatches, inside the Shoshone National Forest, are waning and turning to fall/ winter flies, like blue winged olives and gray drakes. Be prepared for midges in slower runs. While hatches are highly variable, trout haven’t forgotten the heavy hatches of grasshoppers, ants, and beetles from late this summer and fall. Flow readings are in the Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect.... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

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  Water quality is good. 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, midges, and some caddis active below the dam and through town to Buck Creek. Morning hatch activity is slow until the sun warms the air at about 11 am. Streamer fishing is spectacular, as the browns are approaching spawning time! The Shoshone stays ice free through the winter and fishes well any day you can brave cold air temperatures. We offer half day and full day float trips... View Article

North Fork

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The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing fair to good. Low flows concentrate trout in the few remaining runs and pools. Migratory fish are still being caught as far up river as Pahaska, but the numbers are down from high summer. The river is often more clear as one moves up river to Yellowstone Park. Flows tend to fluctuate during snow and rain storms. Flows CFS: 603 –  Rain and snow fall in the last few days has doubled normal flows (This flow measurement is in Wapiti Valley.) Hatches are nearing normal for this time of year. Go smaller with... View Article