Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 11 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Good

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

Water flow: 307

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: morning and evenings, cloudy windless days

Best stretch: North Fork of the Shoshone from buffalo bill Reservoir to East Gate of Yellowstone park

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:

BWO's , Baetis, Midges, streamers

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

Fall patterns are in full swing. Time to get the lighter lines and small flies on. Be sure to get yourself positioned properly for a drag free drift. Look for rising trout on the edges of main currents. Be very careful wading the water is low and clear but very cold. Ensure you have steady footing and you wade wisely. Even though Yellowstone does not allow felt bottom boots, Wyoming has no restrictions on the type of wading boots you wear.

7-Day Forecast

BWO's are out and sporadic hatches of drakes are seen on most of the western rivers. Fall weather is here. Cold comfortable days ahead, Temps in the 50's this week and weekend. Watch out for afternoon showers. Check the weather report, there is the possibility of sleet and snow in the basin. Be sure to layer up and stay warm and dry.

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