Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

South Fork

December 11, 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, with more boulders and pocket water and less public access to BLM, State or USFS land. Pay attention. Public and private lands intersect. Trespassing is enforced big time. CFS: 92 in the S. Fork Valley – Water quality is excellent.  Water temps are in the 40’s midday. Ice has limited fishing inside Shoshone National Forest. Ice is also prevalent in the Valley sections and downstream toward Buffalo Bill Reservoir. While hatches are scarce now, midges and some bwo’s are around. The trout will still rise to dries... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

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Flows:  424 cfs The BuRec have dropped the flows on the Lower Shoshone. Flows are now more typical for this time of year! Water quality is good. The Lower Shoshone is fishing well from boats or if wading the edges.  However, floating will be a bit more of a challenge now that flows have been cut in half to ‘normal’ winter flows. BWO’s and midges (size 22-28) below the dam and through town to Corbett Bridge area. Hatches best at midday or 12-3. Streamer and nymph fishing is spectacular right now! The Shoshone stays ice free through the winter and fishes... View Article

North Fork

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Water temps are in the 30’s and low 40’s depending on air temps. Ice has limited fishing inside Shoshone National Forest. Ice is also prevalent in the Wapiti Valley sections and downstream toward Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Wading carefully is advised. While hatches are scarce now, midges and some bwo’s are around. The trout will still rise to dries during the warm part of the day. Bead head nymphs or streamers recommended. Flows CFS: 193 at Wapiti Valley