Water flow: 649
Visibility: 24 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: All day!!
Best stretch: Inside Shoshone National Forest
Best access point: Above Elk Fork to Yellowstone Park East Gate
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Gray drakes, PMD's, yellow Sally's, caddis. Hoppers, ants and beetles working too.
Fish species: Yellowstone Cutthroat, rainbow, cutt-bow, brook, brown trout
Fishing season: January 1 through December 31
Nearest airport: Cody, WY
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
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
Dry dropper rigs are working well.
River flows are good. Sun and temps in the low 80's through Saturday.