LOWER SHOSHONE – Flows are around 700 cfs and the fishing has been great the last several weeks! There’s some floating moss with the higher flows. Trout are looking up for blue winged olive dun and emergers as well as midges during the warmest part of the day. Also a few winter stoneflies out. Nymphing sow bugs, midges and blue winged olive nymphs or tossing streamers have been working well. FLUSHING FLOWS are scheduled for April 11-14th. Flows will be bumped up to 4500 cfs on April 11th, decrease to 3500 cfs on April 12th and settle at 1200 cfs the evening of April 14th.
BIG HORN / WIND – Flows are around 1850 cfs and fishing has been good. Blue winged olives, midges, worms, sow bugs and streamers. FLUSHING FLOWS are scheduled for April 4th as the river will be bumped to 5000 cfs and then decrease to 2200 cfs that same evening.
NORTH FORK – The river is open through the Wapiti Valley but the reservoir is still frozen by the river mouth. Haven’t heard of any trout being caught yet but holding out hope we get a day or two down low by the reservoir before the closure April 1st. Big stonefly nymphs likes rubber legs, purple 20 Inchers, yuk bugs, hot head pheasant tails, halfbacks, zirdles, and Two Bit Stones as well as soft hackle beadheads and eggs in the slowest deepest runs will work well. Streamers, whether swung or stripped will also produce.
SOUTH FORK – Fishing has been consistent in Valley. There’s been a little dry fly activity on midges and blue winged olives but nymphing beadheads or tossing streamers will be your best bet.
CLARK’S FORK – Water quality is better above Paint and Pat O’Hara Creeks but is fishable all the way down to the state line. Few March Browns out as well as midges and blue winged olives. Nymphing stoneflies or beadhead nymphs or tossing treamers are your best bet.
GREYBULL / WOOD – Starting to thaw. Nymphing stoneflies and beadhead nymphs.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Closed to fishing until Memorial Day Weekend 2023!
NEWTON LAKES – Frozen.
LUCE/HOGAN RESERVOIRS – Luce is mostly open and fishing well. Chironomids, scuds and leeches.
SUNSHINE RESERVOIRS – Frozen.
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