Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish all stretches on the North Fork. Flows are dropping rapidly and fish are seeking out their best holding water for the summer months and they are still on the move. Runoff is waning and water is clear!. We are excited about fishing prime water either from shore or by boat.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 5 / 2018
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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: 3650

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day!!

Best stretch: North Fork of the Shoshone is open, Forest Service boundary to Yellowstone Park entrance.

Best access point: There are numerous pullouts and campgrounds on the North Fork and the Shoshone National Forest

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Golden stoneflies. Caddis, Occasional PMD, beetles

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

Fishing season: January - 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

Our trout love to eat nymphs - Large or small! Trout are still holding close to the bank and bottom to avoid swift water. Fish heavy flies to get to the fish. Be ready for takes on the on the swing.

7-Day Forecast

A warm up is forecast. Sunny days ahead, Temps in the low 90's this week and weekend. .

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