Fishing Season: January through December

Shoshone River - WY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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North Fork Anglers's Tip of the Week

Clearing and looking better by the day. The lower tributaries are adding some mud due to the recent rains. Fish higher up for the best conditions.

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Map of Shoshone River

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5-Day Outlook as of 9/29/23

We are entering into a dry period so the river will clear up daily.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/29/23

Nymphs fished under an indicator with a floating fly line have been consistent trout producers. Dark and or two tone streamers - For example, Sex Dungeons, Mini Peanut Envys, Trevor's Sculpin, Scupzillas, Rabbit Zonkers are working great.

Local Species Available January through December

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North Fork Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Caddis Pupa Olive, gray 16-20
Hopper olive, gray 16-20
Griffith's Gnat black or peacock 18-24
Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Tan, or Medium Hare' 14-20
Sculpzilla Tan, white, bead, bl 4, 6
Peanut Envy Black, Yellow/brown, 4-8
Davy's Skating Caddis peacock or brown 14-16
TH Duracell Jig red, black, olive, orange 16-20
Olive/White Conehead Zonkers Olive/white 2-6
Wade's North Fork Special nymph black, tan, purple, red 8-14

Bead Head Caddis Pupa

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North Fork Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Shoshone River

The lower Shoshone River is our reported fishery November through March. It begins as a tail water below Buffalo Bill Dam. It is fishable all the way to the Willwood Bridge access - 23 miles!) The best section is below Buffalo Bill Dam to Willwood Dam. The river fishes great all the time. Best conditions is during the low water period, October through April.

Nearest Airport:

Cody, WY


Caddis BWO's PMD's Stoneflies

Best Time to Fish:

10 am to 3 pm

Best Stretch:

below Buffalo Bill Dam down river to Willwood Dam

Best Access:

Hayden Arch Bridge,12th St., 19th St., Cooper Lane, Road 2AB, Corbett Bridge.