Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

North Fork Shoshone River

January 16, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The North Fork of the Shoshone is rated as one of the best freestone rivers in the northern Rocky Mtn West. The river fishes best March through the end of October. Ice is beginning to take over the river. Fishing has been slow due to water temps. Fishing is better where the North Fork enters Buffalo Bill Reservoir. There is a lot of floating ice on the river in the morning. CFS: 149 Flies: Wet – tan or black North Fork Specials size 10-14 are working very well, especially the black bodied red or purple tungsten bead versions! NOTE —... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

January 16, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows: CFS 249 cfs Flows are very low now. Floating is marginal, walk/wading is best. Fishing has been fair to good all the way to Powell. North Fork Anglers is offering 3 float sections now for your enjoyment. Browns, rainbows, cutthroat, cutbows and the occasional tiger trout. Book a guided trip now. We have some slots open through November, when the lower Shoshone produces excellent fish in the net and bent rods! Wading the Shoshone canyon and the section through town has also been good, especially in the late afternoon until dark. Wade carefully if in the canyon or swifter... View Article

South Fork

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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. CFS: 96 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is fair to good in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek are also fishing fair. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork. Floating is over for another year. Flies: Wet – tan... View Article