Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Dress in layers to stay comfortable. Hatches are coming mid afternoon (noon to 3:30) when air temps are warmest.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
12 / 11 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Excellent

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

Water flow: 414

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day!!

Best stretch: 12th Street, 19th Street and Paul Stock recreation area

Best access point: 12th Street and 19th Street

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWO's and Midges

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

Fishing season: January - December

Nearest airport: Cody, WY

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

Early winter hatches are in full swing. Time to get the lighter lines and smaller flies tied on for some fun! Be sure to get yourself positioned properly for a drag free drift. Look for rising trout on the edges of main currents.

7-Day Forecast

Weather is to be mild and above freezing during the day for the rest of this week and weekend. Book your North Fork Anglers guide now!

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