Reports for Shoshone River Drainages

North Fork Shoshone River

October 20, 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: 656 Flows jumped with the recent rains and snow melt. The water quality is dirty to grayish green closer to Pahaska Tepee. Water temps are dropping and the trout are spread out now rather than being stacked up like they were through late August. Stealthy anglers will do better than those that just splash into the river. The trout are holding in deeper water where there is cover... 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: 279 cfs  Flow readings are in the South Fork Valley section, 30 miles from Cody. Fishing is good in the Valley area and also inside the Shoshone National Forest. Public access areas near Castle Rock and Bear Creek are also fishing good. Water quality is better than the North Fork. Once the runoff cycles through, water quality should return to excellent. Private water laws apply on the... View Article

Lower Shoshone Tailwater

October 20, 2020 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Flows: CFS 608 cfs Flows are dropping now that the irrigation season ended 10/15. Water quality is off color due to rain and some snowmelt entering from tributaries. This should improve once the rain stops and temperatures get cold again. Fishing has been good all the way to Powell. North Fork Anglers is offering 3 float sections now for your enjoyment. Browns, rainbows, cutthroat, cutbows and the occasional tiger trout. Book a guided trip now. We have some slots open through November, when the lower Shoshone produces excellent fish in the net and bent rods! Wading the Shoshone canyon and... View Article