Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Peak time in February is 10-3 pm, depending upon ambient temperatures. Fish nymphs or streamers until the trout rise to midges midday.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 12 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Excellent

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

Water flow: 410

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10 am to 3 pm

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

Best access point: 12th, 19th and 41st Street

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges and winter stoneflies

Fish species: Cutthroat, brown, 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

Nymphing is best for consistent hookups. Streamers are second choice. We recommend Tan or black North Fork Specials (Tan best now), red FRM's, Red Head Stepchild, sowbugs and fire-bead sowbugs for the lower Shoshone.

7-Day Forecast

The lower Shoshone flows are stable and the fishing has been tough due to temps well below freezing. Weather will be cold with wind chill. No significant warming trend until closer to the upcoming weekend. North Fork Anglers guided trip dates for 2019 are filling fast. Just a head's up! We don't want to miss taking a trip with one of Wyoming's longest operating Fly Fishing Outfitters.

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