Fly fishing report Green River – 1.29.14

The Green River near Pinedale, WY has had some ice in it recently and the flow gauge at Warren Bridge has been frozen over for awhile now.  Flows have actually bumped up with some recent sunshine.  Fly fishing has been good with nymphs for post-spawn Brown trout and pre-spawn Rainbows.  Access is the main issue but there are a few along Forty Rod Road and snowpack along the Green River is relatively thin. Moisture content in the Wind River Range is looking good at 99% of average currently!

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing – Guides Report 1.27.14

We’ve had a ridge of high pressure sitting over us for the past two weeks that brought plenty of sunshine and inversions to the valley.  Morning temps were getting down to 0 degrees, but the afternoons were nice.  These cold mornings produced some ice flow in the Snake River, most of which was gone by the afternoon.  Fly fishing was reasonably productive with small #18-22 Midge nymphs in slow water. We’ve got a round of storms coming at us this week, which should bring significant snows and warmer temperatures.  This wakes up more Cutthroat and gets them feeding! Midges are still the way to go, but it won’t be long before our Stoneflies start crawling…

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report 1.16.14

This fishing report starts off with good news about our current snowpack conditions.  We’ve just received 4 feet of new snow that was heavy in moisture content, leaving us at 106% of normal water content.  We still have a long way to go before Summer, but we are headed in the right direction to refill our reservoirs for good water flows. Something to note is that the majority of this snow is above 8000 feet in elevation.  This means access to the Snake is pretty reasonable and with above average temperatures down low, fishing has been good. Nymphing is the name of the game with Midge imitations – Zebra Midges, Disco Midges, Black Beauties, Red Copper Johns in sizes #18-22. Our Winter Stoneflies aren’t quite active yet, but be on the lookout as we move into February…

Tetons!!

Nice Cutthroat from the Snake River