Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Shoshone River, Wyoming Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Please practice social distancing while fishing during the Corona virus!! And sanitize, sanitize, sanitize! The fishing report is now for the North Fork of the Shoshone, a Top Ten rated Freestone River in the Rocky Mountains. The trout are moving up river now. Something we have all been waiting for since last October! No closures until April 1 thru July 1. Fish often!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 31 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Shoshone River is currently Just OK

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

Water flow: 189 at Wapiti Valley

Visibility: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: Lower North Fork in Wapiti Valley, 18 miles west from Cody, WY

Best access point: Buffalo Bill State Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

March Browns and Squalla are being seen now. Trout are rising midday to imitations of both.

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

Streamers or stonefly nymph imitations. Fish nymphs under an indicator or use Czech nymphing techniques.

7-Day Forecast

No hatches yet. March Browns and Squalla stoneflies expected early April. Some snow showers forecast mid-week, but not these won't result in significant amounts. Time to fish spring conditions!!


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