Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

North Fork Shoshone River

September 9, 2020 11:30 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. CFS: 364 Flows are too low to successfully float anywhere on the river now. Private property laws apply when floating below the US Forest boundary through Wapiti Valley to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Be prepared for encounters with land owners if not obeying the water laws. Guided trips are still a go for the the N . Fork. We are now Walk/Wading the river since the flows are marginal for floating... 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: 297 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is great in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek also fishing good. Water quality is excellent down to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Private water laws apply on the South Fork as on the North Fork. Floating is about over... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

September 9, 2020 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows: CFS 987 cfs Water quality is very good now to Willwood Dam and so is the fishing! Fish the canyon and the section through town. Wade carefully if in the canyon or swifter sections through town. Our guides are having banner days on our Float and Walk/Wade Trips on the LoSho. Caddis, and PMD’s are hatching. PMD sparkle and or compara duns, rusty spinners, elk hair caddis, royal trudes. Hoppers are working ok. Ants and beetles are also on the river. Wet flies; Purple and Peacock Prince, San Juan Worms, Pat’s rubber legs, black girdle bugs and black r... View Article