The South Fork of the Shoshone is a smaller version of the North Fork of the Shoshone. The river is fishing well for the first part of April. Skwalla’s and March Browns are getting active and the brown trout are responding to the nymphs and dry fly versions of these insects. CFS: 147 Flies: Tan North Fork Specials, Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hares ears, Prince Nymphs, Halfbacks, Rubber leg Nymphs, Stimulators, Para Adams, Midge Pupa and Dries, 20 inchers, and Soft hackles.
Reports for Shoshone River Drainages
The flows are high on the lower Shoshone and they’re only going to get higher. We haven’t seen many fish coming to the surface for bugs but the nymphing and streamer action has been consistent. Fish the edges of the river and deeper pools for the best luck. The best fishing times have been noon until dark. CFS: 2484 Flies: Firebead sowbug, Purple and Peacock Prince, Black North Fork Specials, San Juan Worms, Midge pupa, Pheasant Tails, Bloody Mary’s, Jigged Soft Hackles, Rubber legged streamers and leech patterns.
Closed From Gibbs Bridge to Newton Creek Campground. The North Fork has been slow to get going this spring. We haven’t had a significant flush of water to get the fish up there in good numbers yet. Some warm days will get the water flowing and trigger the bulk of the fish to run. People are finding fish up there but not a lot of them…yet. Visabiity at best is 12 inches right now. CFS: 852 Flies: Sparkle Stones, Shagadelic’s, Halfbacks, Double bead stones, Pats Rubber legs, North Fork Specials, San Juan Worms, Big Jigged Soft hackles, 20 inchers, Bitch Creeks,... View Article