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The North Fork of the Shoshone River

The North Fork of the Shoshone is one of the fabulous freestone rivers that only Wyoming can provide.  The North Fork's headwaters are born just east of Yellowstone National Park rushing 50 miles until meeting Buffalo Bill Reservoir.  A favored location for Bill Cody, the area boasts excellent fishing and abundant wildlife including elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bear. 

Highway 14, 16, 20 follows the North Fork making access easy with most crowds continuing on to Yellowstone Park.  Walk and wading opportunities are plentiful but floating the river provides the best of both.  Our float season generally runs from late June through mid-September. 

 

 

The primary game fish are Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbows, cuttbows, and brown trout with lesser populations of brook trout and whitefish.  A 5 weight fly rod is perfect to cast stoneflies, mayflies, caddis, terrestrials, and occasionally streamers to these "wild" trout.  During late July to early September the top water fishing can become outrageous throwing large attractors and hoppers.  With little pressure, lots of solitude, and beautiful scenery, the North Fork of the Shoshone has much to offer the angler.

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