Fly fishing report Green River 7.15.13

The Green River near Pinedale, WY has been on fire lately.  We thought this river might be too low to fish already, but recent rains have helped flows which are currently at 619 cfs.  Large trout have been eating off the surface daily starting at daybreak and lasting until about 2:30pm.  Golden Stones, Grey Drakes, Smaller Hoppers, Yellow Sallies, and PMD’s are all on the menu still.  Plenty of medium sized trout, especially Browns, are to be found, but keep your eyes open for larger trout holding very tight to any structure…. I don’t think this action will last past July on the Green this year, so get it while you can! Give us a call at 307-690-1139 to book your trip today.

Green River Rainbow trout

Another hog Rainbow from the Green River

Green River Brown trout

Gary Hernandez holds a nice Brown from the Green

Green River Fly Fishing report 6.22.13 – Pinedale, WY

Flows are dropping like a stone on the Green River near Pinedale.  We’ve gone from around 2000 cfs a little over a week ago to 930 cfs this morning.  This means dry fly action!! Trout on the Green are still looking for Golden Stones, combined with Caddis, and some PMD’s. I’m a big fan of a Stonefly attractor or Cinnamon Sedge up top and dropping one of a variety of nymphs 2′ below. CDC PT’s, Caddis Sparkle Pupa, Iron Sallies, or PMD Soft Hackles are all good bets underneath.  The streamer bite is on, both early and late in the day and is the best way to get into some truly large fish.

Green River Rainbow trout

Randy Smith and a 20" Rainbow from the Green River

Green River fly fishing report – 6.8.13

The Green River really fished well this week!  The Salmonflies popped on Tuesday and the trout crushed adult imitations for a few days before the river rose again due to runoff from warming temperatures.  Flows are now back up to 1040 cfs at Warren Bridge and clarity has gone down to a foot.  I don’t think that this runoff push will last for long as there isn’t much snow in the Wind River Range and it’s predicted to get into the 80’s the next couple of days… Best Flies: #6 Sunken Stone, #6 Willy’s Red Ant, #6 Chubby Chernobyl, #12 Red Copper John, #12 CDC PT, #12-16 Prince

Salmonflies on the Green!!

Dorian Ducker and FTF guide Will Pierce with a 22" Rainbow

Green River fly fishing report – Pinedale, WY 6.3.13

The Green River near Pinedale, WY is really turning on for the season! Our guides have been running fishing trips down there for the past few days with great success.  Nymphing and throwing streamers has been the name of the game, but we expect to see Salmonflies any day now…

green river pinedale wy

Hunter Frobouck gets it done on a rare day off

Green River Fly Fishing Report – 6.1.13

Typically the Green River is in full runoff at this time and we don’t fish it for at least another couple of weeks, but not this year.  Flows have dropped to 633 cfs today and the fly fishing has been great this past week.  We expect to see flows bump back up with some sunshine coming, but I don’t think it will blow out the river enough to make it unfishable. Nymphs and streamers have been the ticket – #8-10 Rubberlegs, San Juan Worms, #16-18 Bubbleback PT’s, #10-12 Cranefly Larva, Black Leeches, Silvey’s Sculpins, JJ’s Specials….. We are running guided fishing trips on the Green River daily, especially since this river may not fish very long this year.  Give us a call at 307-690-1139 to book your trip today!

FTF guide Will Pierce with a nice Green River Rainbow

Green River fly fishing report 7.15.12

The Green River is dropping quickly and if you haven’t been here lately, go!  The Grey Drake hatch is dwindling below Warren Bridge and is a little stronger above it.  Yellow Sallies are flying still and there also a few PMD’s.  Get there early and throw streamers or, if dry flies are your thing, a #12 Grey Drake Spinner.  Large trout are still feeding in the morning hours, but fishing is slowing in the afternoons with our heat this past week.  The rain storms we’ve had the past few days are re-energizing this river and should help to keep it fishing well into next week. Best flies: #6 Zoo Cougar, #12 Grey Drake Spinners, #10-12 Pheasant Tails, #10-12 Para Adams

Compass West Outfitters Chris Guikema and a nice Green River rainbow

Green River fly fishing report 7.1.12

The Green River is a fishing great! Flows are on a consistent drop after fluctuating a bit for a few weeks.  The streamer bite is on early, so get up and go!  Golden Stones, Grey Drakes, Yellow Sallies, PMD’s, and a few Caddis are all flying and the trout are taking notice.  With our hotter weather, the fishing is slowing down by 3pm.  Root for a few rain showers that are predicted at the end of this week, this will make for a phenomenal Grey Drake hatch. Best Flies: #10-12 Parachute Adams, #10-12 CDC Pheasant Tails, #16 PMD Cripples, #10 Red Chubby Chernobyl, #6 Black Leech

Green River fly fishing report 6.10.12

The Green River has been in runoff mode with flows reaching up to 2650 cfs!  The rain and snow we received Memorial Day weekend came crashing down with 80 degree temperatures shortly after.  This blew out the river and raised it to levels we didn’t think we’d see this Spring.   The river peaked this past Thursday and is now dropping fast! Currently flows are at 1720 cfs and the river is clearing.  At this pace, we should be back guiding on the Green by mid-week.  Looking for Salmonflies, Golden Stones, and Caddis to be on the menu.  Of course, San Juan worms will do the trick also after the high water. The Grey Drake hatch can’t be too far out, maybe by next weekend?

Green River fly fishing report 5.31.12

Did someone say Salmonflies? Yep, the big bugs are out, especially below the  Warren Bridge just outside of Pinedale, WY.  Pteronarcys Californica is the giant of the bug world and trout love to see them.  This hatch is localized on the Green and isn’t as prolific as some other rivers, but it’s enough to get the fish’s attention.  Golden Stones are also out and this hatch is more intense and lasts longer. Oh yeah, there are BWO’s, Caddis,  and Flying Ants flying about,which we would typically extoll the virtues of, but it’s hard to with Stoneflies flying. These are great options for a dropper in a double nymph rig.  The streamer bite is very good before 9am, so get there as early as possible. Flows are at 700 cfs currently and are dropping quickly.  We may only be able to float the Green during June this year, so book your trip soon! Best flies: #4 JJ’s Special, #6-8 Rubberlegs, #4-8 Water Walker (Orange, Green, Pink, Purple), #14-16 Sparkle Pupa, #16-18 Lightening Bug, #14 San Juan Worms

Josh Cohn loves fishing big bugs!

A gorgeous, plump female Brown trout.

Green River fishing report 5.14.12

Floating the Green RiverThe Green River near Pinedale, WY is beginning to fish already! Low snowpack from this winter and spring is making for pretty low flows for this time of year.  Currently the Upper Green Basin is at 34% of snow water equivalency and the forecast is for above average temperatures in the mid 70’s the next few days.  This might produce a flow spike, but it most likely won’t go much above 1000 cfs. Water clarity is 2-3 ft and the trout are eating nymphs and streamers.  Rubberlegs and San Juan worms (pink, red) are producing.  If you like to throw meat, try Black Leeches or White Bow River Buggers. remember to go low and slow as water temperatures are still a bit chilly. Look for this river to really get going in the next couple of weeks and be fishing by Memorial Day weekend! Check it out what fly fishing the Green River is about, or give us a call at 307-690-1139 to book you trip today!