LOWER SHOSHONE – Flows are around 265 cfs and fishing has been great recently all the way down to Willwood! The water is really clear with the exception of a few of the smaller creeks coming off the peaks which can dump in a little color on the warmer days as the lower elevation snow melts. Blue winged olives and midges are popping and have the trout looking up. Nymphing a sow bug, midge larva or blue wing nymph has also been effective. Streamers, especially when floating, are always a good option.
BIG HORN / WIND – Flows are around 700 cfs and fishing has been fantastic even with the high volume of boat traffic! You can head hunt for risers on blue winged olives and midges but a sow bug, blue wing nymph, midge larva, worm, or egg under a bobber will produce the most fish. Streamers have also been picking up some nice fish lately.
NORTH FORK – The flows are still very low and off color. We haven’t gotten the push of water we normally get this time of year to get the trout migration started as there is little to no low elevation snow in the Wapiti Valley. There’s some channeling where the river and reservoir meet but we hopefully will start to see the first trout push their way up the river in the next week. Haven’t heard of any trout being caught yet but I know a few anglers who have given it a shot with no luck so far. Big stoneflies, attractor nymphs, eggs and streamers on heavy tippet (0-2X).
SOUTH FORK – Low and clear in the Valley section. Midges, stonefly & attractor nymphs and streamers.
CLARK’S FORK – Low and off color below Paint and Pat O’Hara Creeks but clearer towards the mouth of the canyon. Should clear up as the lower elevation snow melts. Midges, stonefly & attractor nymphs and streamers.
GREYBULL / WOOD – Low and cold with shelf ice in spots.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Closed to fishing until Memorial Day Weekend 2022!
NEWTON LAKES – Both lakes have alternated between open and frozen the past couple weeks. Fishing has been slow. Chironomids, scuds and leeches.
LUCE / HOGAN RESERVOIRS – Both lakes have alternated between open and frozen the past couple weeks. Fishing has been slow. Chironomids, scuds and leeches.
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