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

January 30, 2023 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CFS: 220 cfs in WAPITI VALLEY –  Conditions: Frozen from the river’s mouth at Buffalo Bill State Park all the way up river. We expect the North Fork to thaw and begin to fish again sometime in March. The river does close from the BB State Park up the North Fork to Newton Creek April 1-July 1 every year. We recommend fishing the lower Shoshone tailwater or the Bighorn River during the winter months.   We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages as regularly as some of you would like to see. Without making a lot of excuses,... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

January 30, 2023 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows:  265 cfs below Buffalo Bill Dam to Corbett Bridge.  The lower Shoshone River is fishing very well. Flows are perfect for wading, but a bit low for easy floating. Hatches have been small midges (size 20-28), blue winged olives (size 18-20) and winter stoneflies (size 14). We recommend fishing bead head nymphs or stripping streamers for best results until the hatches begin. The trout do rise to dries in the warmest part of the day which is usually 12-3:30 pm. Nymphs: Perdigons or Euro style nymphs:  (Spanish Bullets, black or purple, blue diamond, meat heads, rainbow warriors),  tan or... View Article

South Fork

January 30, 2023 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The South Fork of the Shoshone does fish pretty good during the warmer days in the winter months when the river is not frozen from extreme winter temperatures. . The upper valley area is most productive and has open water when temps rise above freezing. Please pay attention to private property signs and to fish public access areas on BLM, State or USFS land. We recommend size 10 and smaller bead headed nymphs or pull small to medium sized streamers. Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North... View Article