Shoshone River

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Location:
Cody, WY
United States United States
Coordinates:
44.4985, -109.0421
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The Shoshone River is an overlooked jewel offering lots of fine fishing opportunities. The North Fork, South Fork, and Lower Shoshone provide anglers with miles of river to wade or float for wild rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.

The North Fork of the Shoshone has been rated one of the top 10 freestone rivers in the Rocky Mountains. The North Fork headwaters on Yellowstone National Parks eastern side. Even though this river is bordered by Highway 14,16 and 20 leading to the East entrance of Yellowstone, seldom is there to be found a crowded fishing spot on this river, due to everyone's rush to get to the park. The North Fork has 50 miles of river to cast a fly over within the Shoshone National Forest and Washakie Wilderness. Eighteen miles of the North Fork flows through a combination of private and BLM lands Sorry, there is NO stream access law in Wyoming, but there are plenty of access points!

If we neglected to mention the wildlife in our haste to tell you all about the excellent fishing, let us now mention the fact that elk, moose, mule deer, Bighorn Sheep, black bear and grizzlies inhabit the wilderness surrounding all the rivers and streams in the northwestern corner of Wyoming, which we call Cody Country. The North Fork of the Shoshone was much favored by Buffalo Bill Cody as a great place to hunt big game. The many lodges dotting the river have some history and relationship with this famous buffalo hunter, Army scout and showman.

Float trips are the preferred mode of transport on the North Fork. Each float trip is broken up into 8-10 mile sections where anglers can fish from the boat or stop and take advantage of the many runs and tail-outs as we move downstream to our final destination at day's end. The float trip season begins as early as mid-June and generally finishes completely mid-August on the North Fork.

Walk/wade angling can be done on the North Fork, too. Even though there are times and places where the North Fork is unwadeable, there are plenty of spots where anglers can spend all day fishing one, two or three long runs. Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbows, cuttbows and brown trout are the dominant species found in the North Fork. All are wild, strong and healthy. Occasionally a brook trout and Rocky Mountain whitefish can also be caught.

Besides the main channel of the North Fork, there are several tributaries of the river which provide excellent angling opportunities during the summer and early fall months. The average trout size in the North Fork is 16 inches, with many larger than that. The tributaries carry a mixed size population of trout. Expect larger fish in the month of July, maybe through mid-August, and smaller trout after that, sized 6-14 inches.

The North Fork has great hatches of all the major species. Stoneflies, mayflies, caddis and midges are abundant during the angling season. Dry flies become the norm after July 1, although the North Fork special, a bead-headed nymph developed on the North Fork by Tim Wade, will consistently keep one's rod bent all day. Dries, nymphs, emergers, spent and streamer patterns work very well on the trout population in the North Fork. What more can we say? The North Fork of the Shoshone is absolutely the finest trout fishing you will find anywhere. The North Fork has, so far, escaped the attention of those anglers who believe all the hype about Montana. Let the maddening crowd fish the Madison or the Bighorn, while you experience solitude, wildlife and wild trout on the North Fork!

The trail is accessed from River View Drive in Codys Canyon View subdivision.

The North Fork of the Shoshone River is located in northwest Wyoming and is a heavy corridor for people visiting Yellowstone Park via the east entrance. The North Fork and East Entrance to Yellowstone is accessed by driving the river corridor on State Highway 14-16-20 (Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway) west out of Cody. The lower reaches of this river are primarily private though there are 3 public fishing areas maintained and well signed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The upper reaches are all located on the Shoshone National Forest lands and are easily accessible via automobile. The headwaters of the North Fork and most of it's tributaries are accessible by foot or horseback only. State Highway 14-16-20 is winter maintained and open for vehicular traffic year round.

Tips/Tactics:

Spring fishing closure from Buffalo Bill Reservoir up to and including Newton Creek from April 1 to July 1 to protect spawning runs of rainbow trout and Yellowstone cutthroat. Ice out usually occurs before the spring closure and high water runoff has usually passed by the time the river reopens to fishing.

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Parking (car/truck), Shore fishing access, Camping, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site
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about 2 years ago (04/16/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.16.12

April 15, 2012   NORTH FORK ANGLERS Spring hours: 8 am- 6 pm Monday through Saturday, and 8-2 on Sundays. The lower North Fork of the Shoshone is closed April 1-July1 from the west end of Buffalo Bill Reservoir upstream to Newton Creek inside the Shoshone National Forest. West of Newton Creek to the boundary of Yellowstone National Park, the North Fork remains open to fishing. To help you plan your fishing trip, check the Accu-Weather banner on the Reports link o...
about 2 years ago (04/09/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.09.12

Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers   Fly Fishing Guides and Outfitter for Fly Fishing in Yellowstone and Wyoming Yellowstone / Cody, Wyoming 1107 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414 307-527-7274         THE CODY/YELLOWSTONE REGION FISHING REPORT     Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar...
about 2 years ago (04/06/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.06.12

Trophy Newton Brookie! Fishing is good ! The Lower Shoshone.  River is up a couple hundred cfs which is probably breaking loose some vegetation. Fishing should remain good until the waters rise for irrigation season. Midges, mayflies and a few caddis. Streamers are a good choice as the waters warm. North Fork  Fish should be showing up soon above Newton creek any time now. Newton Newton is starting to fish pretty well now. Water temps are coming up and th...
about 2 years ago (04/02/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.02.12

Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers   Fly Fishing Guides and Outfitter for Fly Fishing in Yellowstone and Wyoming Yellowstone / Cody, Wyoming 1107 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414 307-527-7274         THE CODY/YELLOWSTONE REGION FISHING REPORT     Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar...
about 2 years ago (03/27/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.27.12

Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers   Fly Fishing Guides and Outfitter for Fly Fishing in Yellowstone and Wyoming Yellowstone / Cody, Wyoming 1107 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414 307-527-7274         THE CODY/YELLOWSTONE REGION FISHING REPORT March 26, 2012   NORTH FORK ANGLERS Spring hours: 8 am- 6 pm Monday...
about 2 years ago (03/22/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.22.12

Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers   Fly Fishing Guides and Outfitter for Fly Fishing in Yellowstone and Wyoming Yellowstone / Cody, Wyoming 1107 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414 307-527-7274         THE CODY/YELLOWSTONE REGION FISHING REPORT     Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar...
about 2 years ago (03/22/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.22.12

Current Fishing Conditions: Trophy Newton Brookie! Warm weather is getting things going! The Lower Shoshone.  River is warming up and fish are up on dries most of the afternoon. Slows around 3 p.m. My wife and I floated Sunday and had a great time picking of the risers on a littler mayfly emerger in the film. She caught a dozen fish before we ever left the first hole. BWO's are getting consistent in the afternoons. Not epic hatches but just enough to get the f...
about 2 years ago (03/19/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.19.12

Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers   Fly Fishing Guides and Outfitter for Fly Fishing in Yellowstone and Wyoming Yellowstone / Cody, Wyoming 1107 Sheridan Ave, Cody WY 82414 307-527-7274         THE CODY/YELLOWSTONE REGION FISHING REPORT     Weather Forecast | Weather Maps | Weather Radar...
about 2 years ago (03/14/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.14.12

Current Fishing Conditions: Warm weather is getting things going! The Lower Shoshone.  River is warming up and fish are up on dries most of the afternoon. Slows around 3 p.m. My wife and I floated Sunday and had a great time picking of the risers on a littler mayfly emerger in the film. She caught a dozen fish before we ever left the first hole. BWO's are getting consistent in the afternoons. Not epic hatches but just enough to get the fish on them. Lots of fisherman a...
about 2 years ago (02/27/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 02.27.12

Rick and Steve had a tough Presidents Day The Lower Shoshone.  The river has the best visibility so far this winter.  Snow melt can adds a bit of color on the warmer days.   Zebra midges and small (#22) midge emergers will match the hatch if there is one. Streamers are still working good on a slow swing or with 2 inch strips with an occasional pause. This time of year you will get about 3 hours of good fishing during the warmest part of the day. I fished on the...
about 2 years ago (02/15/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 02.15.12

Last Year was a year of mixed emotions. We had super high water and the fishing was basically poor till around the 1st of August. When it did turn on however, it was beyond my greatest expectations in most places. What's going to happen this year is now the question everyone's asking. I am one of those guys that is very cautious about blowing smoke when it comes to fishing predictions. It's one thing to be the guy in the shop that tells everyone that the fishing is going to be f...
about 2 years ago (02/14/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 02.14.12

The lower Shoshone River and Bighorn River tail waters are fishing well in February. Hatches are midges and Baetis (tiny blue-winged olives). When the hatches have the trout feeding near the surface, use Snowshoe sparkle duns, Sparkle duns, Griffith's gnat, parachute Adams and Purple Haze in sizes 16-22. When the hatches are not on (typically noon through 5 p.m.), anglers can use bead-head nymphs, soft hackles and streamers to continue hooking trout. Good bead-heads are Ph...
about 2 years ago (02/08/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 02.08.12

Warm weather makes it hard not to go! The Lower Shoshone.  The river has the best visibility so far this winter.  Snow melt can adds a bit of color on the warmer days.   Zebra midges and small (#22) midge emergers will match the hatch if there is one. Streamers are still working good on a slow swing or with 2 inch strips with an occasional pause. This time of year you will get about 3 hours of good fishing during the warmest part of the day. I fished on the 25th and...
over 2 years ago (01/17/2012)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.17.12

The Lower Shoshone.  The river has about 24" of visibility.  Snow melt can adds a bit of color on the warmer days. The cooler temps have definitely slowed the activity. I'm not seeing near as many rising fish most days. Zebra midges and small (#22) mayfly emergers will match the hatch if there is one. Streamers are still working good on a slow swing or with 2 inch strips with an occasional pause. This time of year you will get about 3 hours of good fishing during the warm...
over 2 years ago (12/14/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 12.14.11

Lower Shoshone is down to winter flows and fishing great! Anthony and Tim with Some Healthy Canyon Browns! The Lower Shoshone.  The river has about 24" of visibility.  Snow melt can adds a bit of color on the warmer days. The cooler temps have definitely slowed the activity. I'm not seeing near as many rising fish most days. Zebra midges and small (#22) mayfly emergers will match the hatch if there is one. Streamers are still working good on a slow swing or w...
over 2 years ago (11/17/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.17.11

The Lower Shoshone.  The river has about 24" of visibility. Pseudoes and midges are getting the fish to look up. On some days you can fish any way you like and catch fish all day and other days the fish are focused on a certain bug. Weather seems to be the key factor in how they will bite. River is in excellent shape, bottom is clean and there are plenty of bugs and fish! Fishing is good The Shoshone Canyon Down and cloudy but fishing great when the bugs hatch. Midges and pse...
over 2 years ago (11/08/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.08.11

The Lower Shoshone. The river has about 18" of visibility. Still waiting on the lake to clear but it is getting much better. I had a fantastic time fishing with a couple from Minnesota on the 27th floating through town. We fished streamers all day even though there were fish rising to mayflies later in the day and they took the streamers readily all day. Tons of little browns. They weren't coloring up yet but some had eggs that were just barely pale yellow. There just getting started. We...
over 2 years ago (10/25/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.25.11

Lower Shoshone Brown Trout!     The Lower Shoshone. The river has about 12" of visibility. Still waiting on the lake to clear but it is getting better. I had the absolute best day I've had on the lower Shoshone in a couple years on the 19th! Caught plenty of fish of all species from 16" to 18" and a couple bigger. Tons of little fish as well. The fish were on midges and pseudos but I used a #8 dry with a zebra below and it was about 50/50. Fish eating a #8 dry in...
over 2 years ago (10/17/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.17.11

Lower Shoshone is down to winter flows!     The Lower Shoshone. The river has about 12" of visibility. Still waiting on the lake to clear but it is getting better. We fished a little up on the stock trail on the 10th. We caught a bunch of fish. Most of the fish were smaller cuttbows and cutts 8" to 15", some a little thin but most looked to be in pretty good shape. Even got a couple nice 17" to 18'ers. Water is still high but if you find the foam you can fin...
over 2 years ago (10/10/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.10.11

The Lower Shoshone. The river has about 12" of visibility. Still waiting on the lake to clear but it is getting better. We fished a little up on the stock trail on the 6th. We caught fish. Most of the fish were smaller cuttbows and cutts, some a little thin but most looked to be in pretty good shape. Water is still high but if you find the foam you can find rising fish. GAF has restocked it again with a ton of little cutts. Sow bugs on the swing and prince nymphs under a big dry. We saw B...
about 3 years ago (03/31/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.31.11

Dennis Stevens with a Beautiful Lower Shoshone Cutt!      The Lower Shoshone. Fishing has been generally very good the last couple weeks on the Lower Shoshone. The water is being ramped up starting today 100cfs every night at midnight until the flows reach 950cfs. The fishing will change a bit but I think it will remain pretty good until the flows reach run off. The fish will adjust well with this fairly gradual process. Midges and BWO's remain the hatches. Yesterday I saw...
about 3 years ago (03/11/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.11.11

The Lower Shoshone. It's starting to look like we've turned the corner into spring with some excellent dry fly fishing the past couple days. The midges are starting to hatch a little more regularly and on some days really have the fish looking up. On the 10th there was a good but still just a very sparse BWO hatch that had the fish looking up for the last hour of the hatch. The fish made the change from midges early to the mayfly and if you didn't notice you got no fish. That's what we love ab...
about 3 years ago (01/27/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.27.11

Where are the bugs?     The Lower Shoshone. Have heard of great midge hatches but haven't seen any fishing 3 to 4 days a week. It seems the super high summer flows have flushed the sediment and the majority of the midges. Haven't seen a good hatch all winter. This doesn't mean the fish aren't biting or that they won't take dries. Weird weather can turn the fish on and off like a switch. On the 20th it started out slow but about 1p.m. the fish just started biting and it was fabu...

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.13.11

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!     The fishing and the midge hatch is still going great in the Cody area, although the cold weather is making it difficult to enjoy the fly fishing completely.   The BWO hatch is over for a few weeks, but midges are making up for the lack of mayflies right now on the lower Shoshone River tail water! There is outstanding sight casting with size 18-22 dries and emergers most days, which makes for some great fun and a diversion from deep nymph...
over 3 years ago (01/10/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.10.11

The Lower Shoshone. Water is down and some fish are coming up. Fishing is very good! Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. Fish are rising to midges now that the flows are down. Low clear water makes presentation critical. Fishing is falling into the winter pattern of 10 till 2. Fished on the 7th. Fished a dry dropper with a red copper john and a sow bug down below. Sow bug was the deal. Fishing got real good from 1230 till 3.     The Shoshone Canyo...
over 3 years ago (01/06/2011)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.06.11

7' Winston 4 WT!     I've kind of been off the grid for the last month or so with the rod building. Don't get me wrong, we've been fishing at least 2 or 3 times a week, but on the cold nasty days the shop is where you'll find us. Things are actually going much better than I could have anticipated. I have been dabbling with some vintage rods for the past couple years and I have to say that most of the rods we've built seem to cast better than the big name production company rods...
over 3 years ago (12/14/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 12.14.10

Lower Shoshone is fishing good for about 2 hours in the afternoons!     The Lower Shoshone. Water is down and some fish are coming up. Fishing is very good! Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. Fish are rising to midges now that the flows are down. Low clear water makes presentation critical. Fishing is falling into the winter pattern of 10 till 2. Fished on the 7th and found the fish on the bottom of the deepest holes. Swinging a soft hackle with...
over 3 years ago (11/24/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.24.10

Randy with an Obese Rainbow!         The Lower Shoshone. Water is down and some fish are coming up. Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. Fish are rising to midges and pseudo emergers now that the flows are down. Low clear water makes presentation critical. Fishing is falling into the winter pattern of 10 till 2. Build rods early and late and fish the afternoon.     The Shoshone Canyon Midge hatches. Dry droppers on the...
over 3 years ago (11/09/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.09.10

The Lower Shoshone. Water is down and fish are coming up. Cooler weather and cloudy days can be phenomenal. Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. Fish are rising to midges and pseudo emergers all over now that the flows are down. Dry fly city on the cloudy days. Fished on the 19th and it was slow due to bright sun and lower water. I fished again on the 22nd. The clouds made the difference. Caught a bunch on LTF's. Pseudo's and midges are now the hatch.   &...
over 3 years ago (09/24/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.24.10

The Lower Shoshone. Water is coming down to prime levels now. Cooler weather and cloudy days are really getting the fish chasing. Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. I fished off the bank on the 21st and it was the best day of fishing I've had on this river in a couple years. Non stop action on a dry dropper from 10a.m. till 2p.m. The fish were still biting, I just had caught enough. Big hopper, a prince and a sow bug. Fish on all 3 flies. Lots of mayflies, caddi...
over 3 years ago (08/26/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 08.26.10

The Lower Shoshone. Water clarity is starting to look better. Even though the water is off color the river is fishing fair through town. The water seems warm in the middle of the day so you must go deep. Canyon is much more consistent. Streamers are effective right now. Dry droppers will pick up fish. It's worth a go! Floated on the 19th and it was pretty Good. The key is to get on the water by 6 a.m. Got a bunch of nice fish early. 90% of the fish were caught out of the boat. All fish were ca...
over 3 years ago (07/26/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.26.10

The Lower Shoshone.. Reservoir is full and the flows down. Clarity is about 1' of visibility below the dam. Below Sulpher creek it can be less depending on irrigation return. Starting to look better. I would say it is fishable but with all the clear water else where, give it a couple more weeks.     The Shoshone Canyon Fishable. Dry droppers on the edges are working great!   The Corbett section Off color.   Willwood Off color.   North Fork of the Shos...
almost 4 years ago (07/16/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.16.10

The Lower Shoshone.. Reservoir is full and the flows down. Clarity is still poor. As soon as the reservoir clears a bit the river will be fishable.         The Shoshone Canyon Off color.   The Corbett section Off color.       Willwood Off color.   North Fork of the Shoshone. River is clear but very high. Basically, there is about twice the water in the river we need for optimum fishing. Fish can be caught almost any place t...
almost 4 years ago (07/08/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.08.10

The Lower Shoshone.. Reservoir is full and the flows are way up. Clarity is still poor. As soon as the reservoir clears a bit the river will be fishable but at these flows it will be tough. Fish any place the fish can get out of the current. The reservoir will be dropped to 1200cfs shortly but water clarity will still be an issue for a while.         The Shoshone Canyon Off color and very high.   The Corbett section Blown out.      ...
almost 4 years ago (06/28/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.28.10

The Lower Shoshone.. Reservoir is full and the flows are up to 3500cfs. Clarity is still poor. As soon as the reservoir clears a bit the river will be fishable but at these flows it will be tough. Fish any place the fish can get out of the current.         The Shoshone Canyon Off color and very high.   The Corbett section Blown out.       Willwood .Blown out   North Fork of the Shoshone. Upper river water color clear eno...
almost 4 years ago (06/08/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.08.10

The Lower Shoshone The river is running just under 920cfs. Starting to see some color in the water from the reservoir. Sage Creek is dumping some color. Getting pretty dirty from Sulpher creek down! Streamers are the way to go right now. The fish have been pushed to the edges by the higher flows. This river will continue to fish as long as there is at least a foot or 2 of visibility. Dry droppers are also effective in the eddies and on the seams.         The Sh...
almost 4 years ago (05/21/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 05.21.10

The Lower Shoshone The river is running just under 1200cfs. Water is now looking pretty good below Sulpher Creek . Sage Creek is dumping some color. Plenty clear enough to fish!. Saw a bunch of caddis hatching at the Belfry bridge on the 13th. Streamers are the way to go right now. The fish have been pushed to the edges by the higher flows. This river will continue to fish well as long as there is at least a foot or 2 of visibility. Dry droppers are also effective in the eddies and on the seam...
almost 4 years ago (05/13/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 05.13.10

Shoshone Canyon is fishing Good!         Cooler temps are Keeping the Freestones Clear!       The Lower Shoshone The river is running just under 1200cfs. Water is now off color below Sulpher Creek. Sage Creek is dumping some color. Water should clear by this weekend if the rains stop. Streamers are the way to go right now. The fish have been pushed to the edges by the higher flows. This river will continue to fish well as long as there is at...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC Scott Sweebe
almost 4 years ago (04/29/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.29.10

Well, I am heading to Georgia this week due to an illness in the family. The bamboo shop is up and running and it is really a lot of fun. I couldn't have done it without help from a bunch of guys so here goes. Bernard R for all the info and general encouragement. Tom M For the equipment and the free flowing stream of advice, Jeff W for the equipment and humor, Harry B for the oven, Dennis B for the beveller, and Andy R for the bamboo. I know there are others and just wanted to say thanks to ev...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC Scott Sweebe
about 4 years ago (04/20/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.20.10

The Lower Shoshone The river is up to 575 this morning . Water is still looking pretty good. Some friends fished the canyon and did real well on the 19th. Let's just keep fishing and see.         The Shoshone Canyon Fish boiling in the canyon on the 19th.   The Corbett section Coming up for irrigation.     Willwood . Off color and rising.   North Fork of the Shoshone. Fishing is closed except above Newton creek. There are fish abo...
Eastgate Anglers Scott Sweebe
about 4 years ago (04/16/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.16.10

The Lower Shoshone The river went off color today April 13th and it cleared on the 14th. The water hasn't come up yet but it will shortly. Fishing will be totally different for a while. It was nice while it lasted.         The Shoshone Canyon OK till the 15th   The Corbett section OK till the 15th       Willwood . Off color   North Fork of the Shoshone. Fishing is closed except above Newton creek. There are fish above the c...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC/ Scott Sweebe
about 4 years ago (04/09/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.09.10

The Lower Shoshone Lately the transitional weather can make the fishing unpredictable. Some days can be great and others pretty slow. When I don't see fish rising I usually go to a triple fly rig. A big foam dry followed by a #16 prince about 2' down and a black and red zebra a foot below that. If the water is only 1 or 2 feet deep substitute another zebra for the prince. Later in the afternoon change the zebra to a BWO emerger of some kind. I have pulled out a dozen or more fish using this wh...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC/ Scott Sweebe
about 4 years ago (04/05/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.05.10

My buddy Darron Cline from Sierra Trading Post and his friend Dan came up for a couple days of fishing on the 1st and 2nd of April. Darron fished with us for the first time last year in a blinding snow storm and this trip was exactly the same. The temps dropped to just below freezing and it was windy and snowing all day!     One good thing about all the guys from Sierra is that a little inclement weather doesn't slow down their enthusiasm one bit. Darron learned last year that...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC Scott Sweebe
about 4 years ago (03/30/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.30.10

North Fork closes on April 1st up to Newton Creek!         The Lower Shoshone Lately the transitional weather can make the fishing unpredictable. Last couple days have been fantastic. Some days can be great and others pretty slow. When I don't see fish rising I usually go to a triple fly rig. A big foam dry followed by a #16 prince about 2' down and a black and red zebra a foot below that. If the water is only 1 or 2 feet deep substitute another zebra for the prin...
about 4 years ago (03/24/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.24.10

The Lower Shoshone  Lately the transitional weather can make the fishing unpredictable. What we need is water temps around 50 and cloudy weather to kick off consistent hatches of BWO's and midges. Some days can be great and others pretty slow. When I don't see fish rising I usually go to a triple fly rig. A big foam dry followed by a #16 prince about 2' down and a black and red zebra a foot below that. If the water is only 1 or 2 feet deep substitute another zebra for the prince. Lat...
about 4 years ago (03/16/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.16.10

The Lower Shoshone  Lately the transitional weather can make the fishing unpredictable. What we need is water temps around 50 and cloudy weather to kick off consistent hatches of BWO's and midges. Some days can be good and others pretty slow. When I don't see fish rising I usually go to a triple fly rig. A big foam dry followed by a #16 prince about 2' down and a black and red zebra a foot below that. If the water is only 1 or 2 feet deep substitute another zebra for the prince. Late...
about 4 years ago (03/12/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.12.10

Waiting for the BWO's to really get started!  Tail Waters are stillWhere it's at!   The Lower Shoshone Lately the transitional weather can make the fishing unpredictable. What we need is water temps around 50 and consistent weather to kick off the hatches of BWO's and midges. Some days can be good and others pretty slow. When I don't see fish rising I usually go to a triple fly rig. A big foam dry followed by a #16 prince about 2' down and a black and red zebra a foot below th...
about 4 years ago (01/20/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.20.10

Winter Fun! Fishing has been very hit and miss even with the warmer temps! Hatches are very sparse. Tail Waters are Where it's at for the Rest of the Winter! The Lower Shoshone Fishing is fair at best. It's really just a typical winter mode. The water temps are cold enough to make the action pretty slow most of the time. A dozen fish is a pretty good day right now. There are a few fish rising to midges in the afternoons. Light tippet and small flies for the risers. Nymphs in the riffels...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC / Scott Sweebe
over 4 years ago (01/15/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.15.10

The Lower Shoshone Fishing is fair at best. It's really just a typical winter mode. The water temps are cold enough to make the action pretty slow most of the time. A dozen fish is a pretty good day right now. There are a few fish rising to midges in the afternoons. Light tippet and small flies for the risers. Nymphs in the riffels will also get results. Move until you find fish willing to feed. Presentation is the key. Concentrate on the upper river below the hot spring for more consistent ac...
Eastgate Anglers, LLC / Scott Sweebe
over 4 years ago (01/05/2010)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 01.05.10

Current Fishing Report: Monday January 04, 2010 Winter Fun! Temps are going to be bearable in the afternoons. Give it a try for a couple hours. Cloud Cover is Definitely Better for Catching! Tail Waters are Where it's at for the Rest of the Winter!   The Lower Shoshone Fishing is fair at best. It's really just a typical winter mode. The water temps are cold enough to make the action pretty slow most of the time. A dozen fish is a pretty good day right now. There are a few f...
over 4 years ago (12/15/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 12.15.09

Temps are looking Good for mid Week! Tail Waters are Where it's at for the Rest of the Winter! The Lower Shoshone . Flows are at normal winter flow! I walked it on the 14th and didn't see any activity on the surface or any bugs hatching. Warmer weather should get fish looking up. They stocked so many Snake River Cutts that we should call it the Snake River! 2 year old fish are now 12" to 14" and fat with a bunch of new planters this year. There are a few real nice fish of around...
over 4 years ago (11/19/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.19.09

Don on his 83rd Birthday! Tail Waters are Where it's at for the Rest of the Winter! The Lower Shoshone . Flows are at normal winter flow! 2 year old fish are now 12" to 14" and fat with a bunch of new planters this year. There are a few real nice fish of around 17" that made it through the super high water 2 years ago. The bugs are really coming back strong with pseudos being the biggest hatch in the afternoon with midges all day. A few big caddis but no takers on top. Strea...
over 4 years ago (11/04/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 11.04.09

The Lower Shoshone . Flows are 788cfs and holding! Still about a 2 foot of visibility. 2 year old fish are now 12" to 14" and fat with a bunch of new planters this year. There are a few real nice fish of around 17" that made it through the super high water 2 years ago. The bugs are really coming back strong with pseudos being the biggest hatch in the afternoon with midges all day. Streamers are a good way to go but when the fish get on the mayflies, dries and dry droppers are ca...
over 4 years ago (10/16/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.16.09

  Cold Front Passing. Fishing will be Good This Week! The Lower Shoshone . Flows are coming down! The water now has about a foot of visibility and is fishing good. 2 year old fish are now 12" to 14" and fat with a bunch of new planters this year. There are a few real nice fish of around 17" that made it through the super high water 2 years ago. The bugs are really coming back strong with pseudos being the biggest hatch in the afternoon with midges all day. Streamers...
over 4 years ago (10/06/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.06.09

South Fork of the Shoshone River Clear, cold and great flows. Fishing has been spotty in the Valley School section. Hoppers, Paraleps, pale evening duns, some yellow Sally's and caddis are the insects keeping the trout occupied. More trout are being caught inside the Shoshone National Forest (where the S. Fork road ends at Cabin Creek trail head). The best time to fish has been noon thru dusk when the hatches are on and the waters have warmed a bit. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7...
over 4 years ago (10/06/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.06.09

North Fork of the Shoshone River The North Fork is slowing down. The fish are moving closer to the resevoir so concentrate on the public access areas East of the National Forest boundary downstream to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Tarantulas, BLT's, Frankenhoppers, caddis, Gray drakes, pale evening duns, royal trudes, copper Johns, Prince's and NF Specials should be in your box before fishing the North Fork. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (10/06/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 10.06.09

Lower Shoshone River Report Flows are fluctuating from 995 to1030 cfs. It is in great shape and fishing very well if pounding the banks with streamers. There are lots of hatches and terrestrials available to keep the trout fat and happy. PMDs, BWOs, Grey Drakes, Tricos, Sallies, Sulphurs, tan caddis, black caddis, midges, craneflies, and a few scattered golden stones are on the water. Try dry/droppers when the fish aren't coming up, or streamers if the dry/droppers aren't working. North Fo...
over 4 years ago (09/30/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.30.09

Lower Shoshone River Report Flows are fluctuating from 995 to1030 cfs. It is in great shape and fishing very well if pounding the banks with streamers.  There are lots of hatches and terrestrials available to keep the trout fat and happy. PMDs, BWOs, Grey Drakes, Tricos, Sallies, Sulphurs, tan caddis, black caddis, midges, craneflies, and a few scattered golden stones are on the water. Try dry/droppers when the fish aren't coming up, or streamers if the dry/droppers aren't working....
over 4 years ago (09/30/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.30.09

North Fork of the Shoshone Report The North Fork is slowing down. The fish are moving closer to the resevoir so concentrate on the public access areas East of the National Forest boundary downstream to Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Tarantulas, BLT's, Frankenhoppers, caddis, Gray drakes, pale evening duns, royal trudes, copper Johns, Prince's and NF Specials should be in your box before fishing the North Fork. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (09/30/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.30.09

South Fork of the Shoshone Report Clear, cold and great flows. Fishing has been spotty in the Valley School section. Hoppers, Paraleps, pale evening duns, some yellow Sally's and caddis are the insects keeping the trout occupied. More trout are being caught inside the Shoshone National Forest (where the S. Fork road ends at Cabin Creek trail head). The best time to fish has been noon thru dusk when the hatches are on and the waters have warmed a bit. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-52...
over 4 years ago (09/22/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.22.09

South Fork of the Shoshone River Report Fishing has been spotty with the lack of fish in the river, but the trout will take bead-head nymphs fished deep. Best time to fish has been in the late afternoons thru dusk when the hatches are on. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (09/22/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.22.09

North Fork of the Shoshone River Report The North Fork is slowing down. The fish are moving closer to the resevoir so concentrate on the sections below the National Forest boundary . Tarantulas, tan caddis, Gray drakes, pmds, royal trudes, Chubby Cousins, and NF Specials should be in your box before taking on the North Fork. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (09/22/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 09.22.09

Lower Shoshone River Report Flows are fluctuating from 995 to1030 cfs. It is in great shape and fishing very well if pounding the banks with streamers.  There are lots of hatches and terrestrials available to keep the trout fat and happy. PMDs, BWOs, Grey Drakes, Tricos, Sallies, Sulphurs, tan caddis, black caddis, midges, craneflies, and a few scattered golden stones are on the water. Try dry/droppers when the fish aren't coming up, or streamers if the dry/droppers aren't working....
over 4 years ago (08/31/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 08.31.09

South Fork of the Shoshone Report Clear. Fishing has been spotty with the lack of fish in the river, but the trout will take bead-head nymphs fished deep. Best time to fish has been in the late afternoons thru dusk when the hatches are on. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (08/31/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 08.31.09

North Fork of the Shoshone Clear. Tarantulas, tan caddis, green drakes, pmds, royal trudes, Chubby Cousins, and NF Specials should be in your box before taking on the North Fork. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net  ...
over 4 years ago (08/31/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 08.31.09

Lower Shoshone Report Flows are 1200 cfs. The river made great leaps in clarity in the last 3 days. It is in great shape and fishing fairly well. There are lots of hatches and hoppers to feed the fish. PMDs, BWOs, Sallies, Sulphurs, tan caddis, black caddis, midges, craneflies, and a few scattered golden stones are all keeping the fish fed. Try dry/droppers when the fish aren't coming up, or streamers to see the fish chasing them from the banks. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7...
over 4 years ago (07/28/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.28.09

      North Fork of the Shoshone River Report From North Fork Anglers A huge flash flood came down from the north side of the river yesterday in the Horse creek and Sweetwater Creek drainages blowing out the North Fork below these tributaries. Fish above Sweetwater to find clear water and better fly fishing conditions. The flood event came through quickly and very intensely, but we are thinking it should clear up quickly. We will update you on the changing water co...
over 4 years ago (07/28/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.28.09

Lower Shoshone Flows have dropped to 1330 cfs.  This is great news for those of us wanting to fish the lower river.  The rain event that hit the upper Clarks Fork and lower North Fork of the Shoshone hasn't impacted water clarity or flows on this popular tailwater. Streamers, sow bugs, San Juan worms, caddis, trudes, P'tails, caddis pupae, and golden stone nymphs have been taking lots of fish in the last few days. North Fork Anglers -  307-527-7274 - flyfish@wavecom.net...
over 4 years ago (07/28/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.28.09

South Fork of the Shoshone High water from yesterday's storm has increased the flows and brought down some mud. The muddy water should blow through quickly due to river flows. Better fishing conditions should exist by Wednesday, July 29. North Fork Anglers -  307-527-7274 - flyfish@wavecom.net...
almost 5 years ago (07/21/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.21.09

North Fork of the Shoshone River The entire river turned to mud Sunday night.  Fishing should return to excellent by Wednesday, 7/23. We're still taking more trout on nymphs right now, but with the drop in flows and the emergence of salmonflies, golden stones, green drakes and several species of caddis, the trout are FINALLY responding to dries. Nymphing with big (size 2-6) stonefly nymphs still work best in the mornings. By midday, larger dries will 'pound' up the bigger trout. Fun,...
almost 5 years ago (07/21/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.21.09

South Fork of the Shoshone Report The flows are still high, but the upper South Fork is clear and very fishable, especially inside the Shoshone Forest above Cabin Creek. Fish the edges with big stonefly nymphs, followed with a smaller bead-headed nymph or soft hackle. Black or tan N. Fork Specials work well, so do size 10 copper Johns and epoxy golden stones. Hatches are golden stones, some caddis and green drakes inside the Forest boundary. Bigger dries, such as stimulators, royal Trud...
almost 5 years ago (07/21/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.21.09

Lower Shoshone River Flows have dropped to 1400 cfs. This is great news for those of us wanting to fish the lower river. Streamers, sow bugs, San Juan worms, Ptails, caddis pupae, and golden stone nymphs will work well at this flow. North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
almost 5 years ago (07/07/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 07.07.09

North Fork of the Shoshone River Report - North Fork Anglers FISHABLE RIGHT NOW!! Flows are high and colored but fishable. Up river, towards Pahaska and the East entrance to Yellowstone, flows and water conditions are very good to very good. The trout are stacked on the edges and anglers have been able to enjoy our premier fly fishing river two weeks earlier than last summer!! Big (size 2-6) stonefly nymphs still work best. Use Halfbacks, Yuk Bugs, Bitch Creeks or Wire Stones for the b...
almost 5 years ago (06/17/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.17.09

Tue, Jun 16, 2009 - North Fork Anglers Report:North Fork of the Shoshone:The river's rockin' and rollin' this week. Use Halfbacks, Yuk Bugs, Bitch Creeks or Wire Stones for the big nymphs and drop Bloody Marys, North Fork Specials, Copper Johns, epoxy stones and trout pupae (egg patterns) behind them. Fish the tributaries for best results, but watch out for Mrs. Griz and her cubs! REMEMBER!! The lower North Fork of the Shoshone closed April 1 to angling from the mouth of the river below Gibb'...
almost 5 years ago (06/17/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.17.09

Tue, Jun 16, 2009 - South Fork of the Shoshone Report:SOUTH FORK of the SHOSHONE Muddy from runnoff. Fish populations appear to be bouncing back quickly after the devastating flash foods in 2007.North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
almost 5 years ago (06/17/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.17.09

Tue, Jun 16, 2009 - The Lower Shoshone Report:LOWER SHOSHONE Flows have been raised AGAIN (!!) to 6500, which is almost unfishable. Buffalo Bill Reservoir has been impacted by runoff, creating high flows and dirty water downstream of the dam.North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
almost 5 years ago (06/16/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.16.09

6/16/09 Eastgate Anglers, LLCThe Lower Shoshone is in irrigation mode. Flows up to about 7427cfs and off color! Way to high! Hopefully these levels can come down soon. We found out last year that these flows can be lethal to the fish if they go for an extended period. Keep your fingers crossed for the fish that are left.The Shoshone Canyon is off color and very high!Eastgate Anglers, LLCInfo@eastgateanglers.com...
almost 5 years ago (06/09/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.09.09

Tue, Jun 9, 2009 -Shoshone River-North Fork AnglersFlows are way up and muddy from snowmelt and rain the past week. If you don't know this already, you should know that the Northern Rockies begins spring runoff in late May and that continues into June, even July some years. With temps dropping to near freezing over the weekend, some tributaries on the North Fork have actually dropped and cleared enough to fish nymphs or dries, creating some fishing opportunities. Use Halfbacks, Yuk Bugs, Bitc...
almost 5 years ago (06/03/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 06.03.09

All three branches of this river system are muddy from runoff.North Fork Anglers Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
almost 5 years ago (05/05/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 05.05.09

North Fork of the Shoshone Report:Flows settled down and cleared over the weekend on this popular spring and summery fishery. The rainbows and cuttbows have turned on!! The North Fork is HOT right now. Use Halfbacks, Yuk Bugs, Bitch Creeks, Wire Stones for the big nymphs and drop Bloody Marys, Noth Fork Specials, Copper Johns, epoxy stones and trout pupae (egg patterns). REMEMBER!! The lower North Fork of the Shoshone closed April 1 to angling from the mouth of the river below Gibb's Bridge, a...
almost 5 years ago (05/05/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 05.05.09

Lower Shoshone Report:Fair since the water has been turned up. The fish are settling into the new flows and are turning on again. BWOs Caddis, small stoneflies streamers.North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
Chip Andrews/North Fork Anglers
about 5 years ago (04/07/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.07.09

Lower Shoshone Report:The water is in great shape. Midges and BWOs are the hatches. Strip buggers, orange blossoms and zuddlers when the hatch isn't on.Chip Andrews/North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
Chip Andrews/North Fork Anglers
about 5 years ago (04/07/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 04.07.09

North Fork of the Shoshone River:The lower North Fork of the Shoshone closed April 1 to angling from the mouth of the river below Gibb's Bridge, all the way upstream to Newton Creek. This stretch of river will re-open July 1, 2009, after the rainbows and cutthroats have had the chance to spawn. The trout have not made it above the closure yet. We will keep a close eye on their arrival.Chip Andrews/North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
North Fork Anglers, Cody Wyoming
about 5 years ago (03/17/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.17.09

Shoshone river report:Excellent dry fly fishing with midges and BWOs. Before the hatch, buggers, sow bugs and p-tails.North Fork Anglers, Cody Phone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
North Fork Anglers, Cody WY
about 5 years ago (03/11/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.11.09

North Fork Anglers Report:Lots of Midge action on the surface. Some BWO's as well. Streamers, sow bugs and p-tails when the hatch isn't on.North Fork Anglers, Cody WYPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
about 5 years ago (03/03/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 03.03.09

Shoshone River Report-North Fork AnglersGreat fishing on midges and BWOs. Streamers, sow bugs and p-tails if nothing is happening on the surface.North Fork Anglers, Cody WYPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...
about 5 years ago (02/24/2009)

Shoshone River Fishing Report 02.24.09

Shoshone River Fishing Report by North Fork Anglers:Excellent midge and BWO fishing through the day. Streamers, sow bugs, p-tails and sj worms when nothing is happening on the surface. Best fishing is from the "Stock Trail to "Corbett Dam"North Fork AnglersPhone#: - 307-527-7274 Email: - flyfish@wavecom.net...

Fish

Brooktrout-240-fw

Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Freshwater
Browntrout-240-fw

Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)

Freshwater
Cutthroattrout-240-fw

Trout, Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki)

Freshwater
522
Laketrout-240-fw

Trout, Lake (Salvelinus namaycush)

Freshwater
473
Fish_1116236325_speid54

Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Whitefish-240-fwsw

Whitefish, Lake (Coregonus clupeaformis)

Freshwater
184

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Eastgate Anglers, LLC

Come on a Cody, Wyoming fly fishing adventure of a life time with us at Eastgate Anglers, located 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park in Cody, Wyoming. Eastgate Anglers offers guided fly fis...
Cody, WY, United States United States
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Tim Wade's North Fork Anglers

Cody, Wyoming offers some of the finest fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains, since it is centered in 2500 miles of blue ribbon rivers and trout streams. Gorgeous, pristine lakes are also in abundance...
Cody, WY, United States United States

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