Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

South Fork

June 15, 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.  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

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

June 15, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Visibility is 12-15 inches. The water is dirty from the dam release through Cody and becomes more dirty as the river flows to Powell, WY. There are fish being caught but the action has slowed down with the water conditions changing. Caddis, midges and golden stones are active below the dam and through town. Trout are being caught in the slower water along the banks and deep runs. Two nymph rigs or streamers to the bank is an effective way to fish until the river clears. Flows:  guestimating 3080 cfs. The gauge is not working.    Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple... View Article

North Fork

June 15, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Attention: The North Fork is closed to any kind of fishing from the West Arm of Buffalo Bill Reservoir upstream to Newton Creek Until July 1st, 2019, July 15 on the Buffalo Bill’s West Arm. (Annual closure to protect mature spawning rainbow and cutthroat). Above the closure one can fish the softer water and some of the tribs early in the morning if cool weather drops the flows somewhat —  but the fishing has been spotty due to trout spawning, water velocity and water color. We expect the North Fork to be high and off-color until after July 4 due... View Article