Fishing Outlook & Conditions
North Fork Anglers's Tip of the Week
The North Fork of the Shoshone is fishing great above the annual closure at Newton Creek. The trout have run late this spring. More and more should be arriving each day. Rainbow, browns, cuttbow and Yellowstone cutthroat inhabit the river. PLEASE NOTE: The North Fork has an annual closure to protect spawning trout from the west end of Buffalo Bill Reservoir up the North Fork of the Shoshone to Newton Creek. The closure begins April 1 and goes through June 30. Above Newton Creek, the North Fork is open to angling.
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5-Day Outlook as of 5/5/21
Temps will be in the 50's this week. Rain and some snow is forecast for the weekend in the upper reaches of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Bundle up and keep on fishing!
Techniques & Tips as of 5/5/21
Nymphs, wet flies and streamers are best for spring fishing on the North Fork of the Shoshone.
Current Conditions as of 5/5/21Temps will be in the 50's this week. Rain and some snow is forecast for the weekend in the upper reaches of the North Fork of the Shoshone. Bundle up and keep on fishing!
Local Species Available March - early November
|Flashback Hares Ear Nymph||tan||6-12|
|Lynch's Double Dot Egg||orange, pink, red||14|
|Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ||black, brown or oliv||4-10|
|Bead Body Scud||olive or gray||12|
|Wade's North Fork Special||Hot orange bead blac||6-12|
|Wooly bugger||olive, black, brown||4-10|
|TH 20 Incher||peacock||6-10|
|Lightning Bug||silver or purple||10-14|
|Zonkers||white, purple, black, brown, olive or white||4-10|
|Cone head Rabbit streamers||black, purple, white, olive, yellow/brown||2-6|
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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Super Strong Plus Leaders
SuperStrong Plus Tippet in 30- and 100-meter spools
Best Fly Fishing Rod:
6-Weight 9' 6" Fly Rod
Best Floating Fly Line:
Trout Easy Mend WF Fly Line