Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish streamers or nymphs. The air temperatures will be in the single digits. Few heads will be up looking for dries this week.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 16 / 2017
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Boulder Basin Outfitters
North Fork Anglers

Water flow: 275

Visibility: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10-3

Best stretch: Below Buffalo Bill Dam downstream to Corbett Bridge.

Best access point: 12th Street, 19th Street and Hayden Arch Bridge.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Hatches are Baetis (BWO's) and midges - mid-morning to late afternoon.

Fish species: Cutthroat, rainbow, cutt-bow, brown trout, whitefish

Fishing season: January thru December

Nearest airport: Cody, WY

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Shoshone River Description

The Shoshone River drains the East side of Yellowstone Park and has 3 sections - the S. Fork, N. Fork and the lower Shoshone tailwater downstream of Buffalo Bill Dam. Big browns, rainbows and cutthroat are what make this river such a popular fishery. All are within minutes from Orvis Endorsed North Fork Anglers in downtown Cody, WY.

This report is current for the lower Shoshone tailwater

Techniques & Tips

Fish the edges first, then move your way to the center of the river. Catch them all that way!

7-Day Forecast

The weather will be perfect for fly fishing. Temps above freezing for the first time since December 26. No snow in the forecast. Expect to see lots of midges on the surface and some BWO activity this week. Fish the flies listed and you will have a bent rod all day!! Guided trips are still going out for excellent fall fly fishing. Feel free to join us for some great fly fishing this winter and spring on the Lower Shoshone or Bighorn Rivers, as well as other fun fisheries around the Cody area. The fishing remains phenomenal. so far this winter!

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