Green River/New Fork River Fishing Report: 05/04/2018

Soda lake opened this week (May 1st) and the famous stillwater fishes great during the month of May. Soda has been offering some great fishing throughout the day.  Stop by the shop and check out the new selection of flies specific for this fishery.

Green River

The Green River has been running dirty all week.  The clarity on this river is very limited and consequently the fishing has been tough. The Upper Green on the Forest boundary has been fishing okay, but the road is still closed near the parking lot. Be safe if you travel up there-remember there’s no cell service, so if you get stuck you’re walking out. We will be watching this river closely so call the shop or check back on the website for an up-to-date report as this river will be changing a lot in May and June.

New Fork River

This river has been up and down a little this week as the flows spiked for 5 days straight.  Flows are holding for the next 24 hours, but could change this weekend.  The river above airport is still running clean, but this is a skinny, narrow river that can be difficult to row. The sections below Boulder are getting dirty and hard to fish.  The fishing has held good for this time of the season. We would love to send you out with a local guide for a day on this river, so let us know if you’re interested.  We are offering a Month of May discount for all float trips!

Lakes

The local lakes are fishing well. Book a trip with our guides and let them show you how they fish our local lakes. We fly fish and troll many of our lakes with great success during the river run-off. If you have never thought about a lake fishing trip give us a call and we can fill you in with details.  Best stillwaters this week were Boulder Lake and Fontenelle.  Soda Lake will be the hot topic for the next few days.

Soda

Soda lake has been hot! We have seen a large increase in fishing pressure on this fishery and the weekends can be pretty crowded. If you can, come fish on the weekdays or in the evenings. If you need some pointers on flies or fly lines for this lake, stop by the shop and stock up!  Leeches, scuds, damsels, and buggers have been the ticket. We have some killer damsels at the shop that have been producing well. The brookies are aggressive and gorging. The browns are starting to move into the shallows during feeding time too. Remember to give everyone out fishing plenty of space and handle the fish with care. We know its exciting when Soda opens for the season, but be respectful of other anglers and practice good fishing ethics out there.

Access Issues and Closures

New Fork: Town to Airport section has a few very tight spots for most drift boats with some early season some log jams and very skinny runs. Nothing on the section is unfloatable, but just keep your eyes on what’s coming next to avoid issues. Stop by the shop if you’re headed that way and we can give you more details. Upper Green (Forest): The road is still snow-packed. You can drive up a few hundred yards, but that’s it. The Forest Boundary boat ramp is still blocked by snow and drifts. Stay tuned for more information. We will be posting frequent updates as the season progresses. Get in on these prime Green River and New Fork River conditions. Book your fishing trip today!

Green River: Flows at Warren Bridge are 854 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at Hwy 351 are 727 cfs.

 

Guides’ Choice:

New Gear:  TRFC got some sweet new hats in this week from Simms-check ’em out!

Fly of the Week:  Leeches!  Lots of colors have been working- try them all.

Float of the Week:  New Fork

Hot off the press:  Two Rivers Fishing Company opened the doors at their new location last weekend in Pinedale. Come check out the new shop. We are located on Pine (main) Street across from the old Two Rivers Emporium.

Rods and Reels:  The new fly rods at TRFC will fit anyone’s needs and budget. We have the Sage X rods in and the Winston BIIIX. Both these rods are top of the line and make casting to early season wily trout feel like cheating.

Street Eats: Hit up Old Stone’s Pizza on the west end of town!  Wings, pizza and some solid cookies!

Quote of the Week:  “DAD- bring the NET!  Its a big one!”  

 


As always, pop in the shop and check out the largest selection of flies in Sublette County, and get the most up-to-date fishing conditions firsthand.

‘Til next time: Row On!


By | 2018-05-06T14:24:17+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Fishing Report|