Water Conditions Update

Big Horn North Platte Green Shoshone


By Dan Pass - June 15, 2022

Greetings from Thermop. 


Our hearts go out to the Yellowstone victims, human and animal.  We do have land that displaced folks could recover on, if you know anyone affected they can call us to see how we can help at 307-864-3499.  The Wind and Big Horn regions did not get the punishing rains and after the normal run off should fish great. We are excited to pass along that we should have permission to guide many areas around Lander, Dubois and Tensleep Wyoming starting early July. If any of these areas are on your list, we'd love to share them with you!

Quick update to let you know that the Wind below Boysen is running over 4000 cfs and the reservoir is 92% full. This means they will have to exit whatever water comes in soon, so we expect water to continue to climb.  Floating and wading are dangerous and we are not recommending or sending out any trips on this section until the water sudsides. 

https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/arcweb_boyr.pl

On the North Platte, running at a comfortable 2000 cfs, that's a pretty good bet right now, if you or anyone you know is looking for a guided trip, the North Platte in June is a sleeper spot in June, especially with run off toasting most other river systems.  

https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/arcweb_grar.pl

Here's a link to the Green and surrounding waters, Fontenelle is like only half full, so the Green could struggle this year:

https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/cs/ftd.html

The Shoshone river systems are affected by the recent Yellowstone flooding and are not fishable and might not be for some time; fish will be stressed if they live: 

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wy/nwis/uv?site_no=06281000

High mountain lakes are on fire if you can get to them. 

Be happy to talk in more detail, give us a call!

Talk soon,

Thermop Fly Shop
Two Rivers Inn
307-864-3499
415 Park St. 
Thermopolis, WY 82443
www.thermopolisflyshop.com
www.tworiversinnwy.com
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