Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

South Fork

April 20, 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.  Flows are coming up but still good for wading. Water quality is changing as one gets closer to Cody, due to very  warm temperatures this past Thursday and Friday. The South Fork has been fishing well up in the Valley School section.  Nymphs have been the most productive method for catching fish using small (12-18) bead head nymphs like the North Fork Special, Copper John, or Hares ear.  We’ve also been catching fish on dries midday when clouds block the sun.  Smaller parachute Adams... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

April 20, 2019 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  The Bureau of Rec increased the flows on the Lower Shoshone now for irrigators to use the rest of the season. Plenty of water to float now! Wading will be limited to the edge of the river. Midges have been hatching all day and the BWO’s have been coming on strong around 11:30 and lasting until 4:00 or so.  In between the hatches, nymphing has been effective with BWO imitations and soft hackles.  The streamer action has also been really good as long as the moss isn’t an issue. Flow CFS: 1418 Wet flies; Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince,... View Article

North Fork

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Closed to any kind of fishing from Gibbs Bridge to Newton Creek Until July 1st, 2019. (Annual closure to protect mature spawning rainbow and cutthroat) The North Fork blew out at Gunbarrel Creek Friday. Expect the river to fish better as cooler weather enters the area next week.  The trout are also showing up in greater numbers above Newton Creek. The flows have increased by 2/3 since Thusday, 4/18. Water quality is poor today. If you like early spring fishing when the crowds are down, please call and reserve a guide for float or walk/wade guided trips. North Fork Anglers... View Article