The fishing in the Cody/Yellowstone area was not affected by the Yellowstone floods – come out and enjoy the excellent fly fishing!

Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

North Fork Shoshone River

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CFS: 351 cfs in WAPITI VALLEY – Still flowing a bit above normal. Water quality has improved significantly above Wapiti, although there is a lot of silt in the river now that can make wading a bit tricky. Rocks are slick be careful.   Conditions:  Water quality is better as one travels up the river toward Yellowstone Park’s East Entrance. As of Thursday before the Labor Day weekend, some creeks were still dumping colored water into the N. Fork giving the river a milky appearance all the way to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Flows are too low to float even through the... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

September 4, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows:  1390 cfs below Buffalo Bill Dam to Corbett Bridge.  Water quality is still messed up due to the heavy rain event mid-August. Buffalo Bill Reservoir’s water quality has to improve before we see any improvement to the Lo Sho’s clarity. Definitely not normal water conditions for early September. Despite the less than inspiring water quality, the trout are still eating dries, nymphs and streamers. They can be caught using a variety of nymphs or darker colored streamers. If floating – be aware there are a few places that can be dicey in drift boats. Rafts recommended as the safest... 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. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for late spring and summer trips in 2022. If you have your dates picked out,... View Article