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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: PowerTaper WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper 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
Fish the edges first, then move your way to the center of the river. Catch them all that way!
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!