Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

North Fork Shoshone River

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

  Don’t forget the lower North Fork is closed to fishing April 1-July 1 annually from the west arm of Buffalo Bill Reservoir up the river to Newton Creek. Read the regs and make sure you have a valid Wyoming Resident or non-Resident fishing license!! Above Newton Creek (aka Newton Springs) the North Fork is open with no closures in place. Use smaller stonefly nymphs in clear slow water and big rubber leg nymphs as the flows rise. CFS: 3150 IN WAPITI VALLEY Conditions:  The North Fork above the closure is high but fishable now. We don’t expect the river to... View Article

South Fork

June 16, 2021 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. CFS: 1890 at Valley Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. The S. Fork is now high and off color, but fishable above the South Fork Valley. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork – No access below the high water line on private property. When floating, dropping anchor or laying up on rocks is verboten.... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

June 14, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows:  1357 cfs.  Fishing very well even though the river is cloudy. Water quality has remained fair so far below the dam, and deteriorating as Sulphur and Sage Creek enters the Lo Sho.  We are crossing our fingers and hope the lower Shoshone hangs on with good water conditions for another week or longer!! Nymphing is most productive with beadhead nymphs smaller than size 8. The dry fly fishing is also good when one spots rising trout. Nymphs: Tan or black N. F. Specials, Tungsten Czech Princess Dark, copper John, Pheasant tails, Hare’s ears and, or, your favorite nymphs for... View Article