The South Fork of the Shoshone River runs through DDX for about a mile. Just above and adjacent to the ranch there's another mile that runs through the Shoshone National Forest that guests can fish as well. This is a classic Rocky Mountain river, with its braided channels, pools and riffles, and cottonwood tree-lined banks. It's also a world-class trout stream. There's more good water here than a person can fish in a week. This stretch, fishable nearly year-round, is known for its brown trout and Yellowstone cutthroat. You'll also catch rainbow trout, and the occasional brook trout. There's one more important thing to know about the South Fork of the Shoshone - it's one of the most lightly fished rivers in Yellowstone country, so you might not see another angler all day.
The South Fork of the Shoshone is only one of the world-class trout streams that the region has to offer. We invite visitors to stay with us, fish the South Fork, and explore the area's other fishing opportunities such as the North Fork of the Shoshone, Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone, the Yellowstone River, and the Wind River - to name a few.
Equipment and guides
Guests can rent fishing equipment including fly rods and reels, ultra-light rods and reels, flies, lures, nets, waders, fishing tools, floatant, and tippet. Or if you prefer, we offer guided fishing trips on the South Fork of the Shoshone River as it runs through the ranch.
- Half-day guided fly fishing trip for up to three anglers: $200
- Full-day guided fly fishing trip, including lunch, for up to three anglers: $300
- Rent fishing gear for a half day $30
- Rent fishing gear for a full day $40
Remember, a valid Wyoming fishing license is required - you can purchase a fishing license in Cody before traveling up the South Fork to DDX, or you can purchase a license online and store it on your mobile device.