The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. With the flows down you might have to do some sneaking to make that good cast. Winter fishing conditions. Watch for shelf ice and be very careful walking the banks. Focus on fishing during the heat of the day when trout will be most active. Nymphing will be the most effective way to catch fish. CFS: 120 Flies: Tan North Fork Specials, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hares ears, Prince Nymphs, Halfbacks, Rubber leg Nymphs, Para Adams, Midge Pupa and Dries, 20 inchers, Soft hackles... View Article
Reports for Shoshone River Drainages
The lower Shoshone is fishing very well right now. BWO’s and Midges are on the water from 11 am to 3 pm most days for the dry fly enthusiast. Nymphing has been the most effective way to catch fish and will probably stay that way for most of the winter. Streamer action has been hit-or-miss but very good when the fish are on! CFS: 415 Flies: Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, Black North Fork Specials, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Analids, Zebra Midge, Rubber legged streamers and leech patterns.
Most of the fish have moved back into the reservoir. CFS: Gauge is malfunctioning Flies: Sparkle Stones, Shagadelic’s, Halfbacks, Double bead stones, Pats Rubber legs, North Fork Specials, San Juan Worms, Big Jigged Soft hackles, 20 inchers, Bitch Creeks, Streamers and egg patterns.