Green River fly fishing report 6.12.16

The Green River close to Pinedale, WY treated us well this Spring before runoff! The Green became fishable mid April after some early runoff and we jumped on the chance. This was mostly fishing nymphs and streamers, but there were some dry fly eaters after it warmed up some and the BWO’s started hatching. There were a few rain cycles in May that sent flows up, but they quickly came back down to around 600 cfs. This is a great flow for floating and fishing the Green effectively. This was a lot of fun!  We were able to catch some great brown trout and rainbow trout that were feisty and ready for a tangle. Again fly fishing nymphs and throwing streamers were in order – Stoneflies and Caddis were the main hatches. Currently, the Green River is at 2390 cfs and raging! There is a good bit of snow pack still in the Wind River Range so it will be a few weeks before we send our guides back down there. Until then, we will daydream of days like these…

Green River fishing report

Bianca Noto is loving the Green River fly fishing!

Green River brown trout

Chase Anders is all smiles after landing this great brown trout!

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Report 6.11.16

Whew, it been awhile since I posted my last fishing report! Sorry for the delay, but expect more frequent fishing reports on the Jackson Hole area to come. We are experiencing runoff conditions on the Snake River currently. Flows are at 8370 cfs at Moose and 14,500 in the Canyon above Alpine. If that sounds like alot of water to you, it is! We’ve had daytime highs into the lower 80’s this past week, which sent what’s left of our snowpack crashing down the mountains to the Snake River. There isn’t that much snow left in the Tetons at this point, all above 10,000 feet. More warm weather is forecasted, so we should be on the Snake a little earlier than normal this year! Jackson Lake is at 96% of capacity and Palisades Reservoir is at 86% currently. We should have enough water in the Upper Snake River system to provide consistent flows of 2500 cfs out of Jackson Lake Dam this Summer. This gives good water temperatures and bug hatches, which in turn equates to great fly fishing! The Snake River was good to us prior to runoff, from March through the beginning of May. Great Midge, BWO, Skwala, and  Caddis hatches kept our Snake River Fine-Spotted Cutthroat trout looking up and feeding happily!

Spring fishing Jackson Hole

Gorgeous dry fly eating Cutthroat!