Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing awesome. You need to get here. Float or Walk/Wade Trips are racking big bows, cutbows and Yellowstone cutthroat now. Fish stonefly nymphs deep on 2 or 3X tippet. Trail a smaller (#10-14) North Fork Special behind the larger nymphs.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 6 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Excellent

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

Water flow: 695

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day!!

Best stretch: The entire river inside the Shoshone Forest is fishing exceptionally well given the flows. Lots of pullouts to use for access.

Best access point: Lots of pullouts on the road. Use them!

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Yellow Sally's, caddis, Flavs, Hoppers aren't a hatch but we have a good crop this year.

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

Fishing season: January - December

Nearest airport: Cody, WY

Person Fishing in a stream

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 large dries and drop beadhead nymphs or soft hackles, size 8-12 below the dry. Czech nymphing techniques also effective with the higher flows.

7-Day Forecast

Fish nymphs for best success. The trout are looking up now for hoppers, green drakes and caddis. Fish structure and deeper water to find these.


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