Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 05/14/2018

Two Rivers Fishing Company is having their GRAND RE-OPENING Memorial Weekend on May 26th. We will be having fly tying, casting demos, a free BBQ, Hyde Drift Boats will be showing off a few new boats, Trout Unlimited will be there, and our Cast and Blast crew will have a blind and boat setup on display! We hope everyone can stop by-stay tuned for more details.

Green River

The Green River has been running high and dirty all week. Flows at Warren Bridge are at 2500 cfs as of this evening, which is down from 48 hours ago. If we stay cool the next few days with limited sunshine, the river could produce a small window of fishing before the next hot spell and flush of water. 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 water is pushing lots of debris and mud. The road is open now, so traffic will be picking up around the area, but you have to drive almost to the lake on early season dirt roads to find clean water. The lower lake is fishing great and always does this time of the year. 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. Best options for flies are big ugly streamers in black, white or yellow. The river sections below the Boundary will be a week or more away from clearing up at all. Our guess would be the first week of June we could see some good fishing conditions on this river.

New Fork River

This river has finally spiked! The flows are above 3000 cfs and the river has been on the rise. The New Fork becomes fishable a little earlier then the Green, so TRFC thinks this river will offer some good floats soon. Check with us and we can let you know if the fishing has been good on this river. We have a few sections and side channels of this river that we can still get you on that could produce some great fishing. Fish streamers and big nymphs looking for little pockets and deeper pools. Slow-moving water along the banks will start to hold more fish as the flows increase. Use big stoneflys or bull-head looking streamers and you can find a few big boys to play!

Seedskadee

This river is a great option for early season fishing. Working under Wind River Troutfitters, LLC, TRFC offers guided float trips on this fishery. We currently have 2 guides that are permitted to run this section, so call us up and we can get you there. The flows have been on the rise, but the fishing has still been solid. The river is currently running at 2750 cfs and flows will continue to rise over the next few weeks. Most anglers fish under the surface on this tailwater with scuds, midges, worms and leeches. The fishing has been really good below the dam and when the wind dies down some dry fly action has been fun! Streamers work this time of the year, so make sure you chuck them too if the fishing slows down. A sink-tip line is your best bet right now. The flows will probably bump in the next few weeks, so come fish this window of opportunity during the month of May.

Lakes/Soda

Soda Lake has been fishing great. Watch for Memorial Weekend to get really busy, it’s always a popular camping and fishing spot during the holidays. We have a handful of local guides that know how to catch fish out there. Don’t let a stillwater turn you off from fishing and chasing monster browns and brookies-they can be great off-season options. Let us teach you the secrets to fishing this legendary stillwater lake in our backyard. The fishing has been good with leeches, scuds and buggers. Use a sinking line to get below the surface a little and fish the depth changes. Fish will cruise the shallows so be careful when wading into the lake. We have guides that have this trophy lake dialed in, so if you need a day learning stillwater fishing techniques give us a call. Mid-week is the best time to fish due to the limited number of fishermen. Early morning starts, mid-day Soda Lake feeding time, and late evening offer some of the best times to catch a true trophy brown trout or brook trout. TRFC has a few balanced leeches and buggers that produce big fish on Soda Lake. We are offering fishing trips on this lake to fit any angler’s timeframe and fishing trip. If you want to fish late into the evening and dark, we’ve got you covered. If you want to fish it all day long, no problem. If you want to fish before first light-yep, we can do that too! We have been getting into some good fish at all different times of the day. Let us know if we can help you catch a fish of a lifetime on what we call Wyoming’s  Little Pyramid Lake!

Access Issues and Closures

Be careful if floating the rivers below Warren Bridge or on the New Fork. High water season can change the river and bring logs, trees and surprises to a float. Use caution when wading in high, dirty water-currents are swift and river bottoms can change rapidly-safety first!

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Green River: Flows at Warren Bridge are 2500 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at Hwy 351 are 3000 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are 2750

Guides’ Choice:

New Gear: TRFC got some new rods in this week. We have a casting area behind the shop if you want to try casting some of these new rods. The Sage X against the Wintson BIIIX is a fun casting comparison.

Fly of the Week: Small buggers! Lots of colors have been working-try them all, especially at Soda and Green River Lakes!

Float of the Week: Seedsakdee is producing good fish and holds the best option for float trips.

Hot off the press: Two Rivers Fishing Company opened the doors at their new location in Pinedale. Come check out the new shop. We are located on Pine (main) Street across from the old Two Rivers Emporium. Also, stay tuned for our Grand Re-Opening Party coming up May 26!

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.

 


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 | 2018-05-15T22:26:45+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Fishing Report|