Our Grand Re-Opening went great! We had lots of support and help from our guide team, Trout Unlimited, Hyde Drift Boats, Dynamite Doughnuts, and we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who celebrated with us! We look forward to providing the best guide service, biggest selection of flies, and full-service fly shop here in Pinedale, Wyoming.
The Green River is running clear above the Fire Ring. The fishing up that high has been okay this week and is getting better as the water warms up a little each day. The traffic from the weekend has cleared so everyone should have a little more space up there over the next few weeks! The flows are at 3220 cfs today, and the rain we keep getting continues to make the river murky! TRFC things this river will start to open up for floats on some lower sections in 10-14 days so keep checking back for an up-to-date report. As far as the fishing on the upper sections; use streamers and worms! Black leech patterns and white buggers are working well up there. Worms under a BOBBER are working too! Fish the banks and soft seams to find some fish! We have been seeing some Lake Trout come to the net in the deeper pools. Next week we are looking to have very warm weather and the river could go full-blown mode!
The flows are down to 4730 cfs on the lower section but thats not much of a decrease. Rain and warm nights have our rivers running high. The New Fork is offering some great fishing if you fish the right spots. Worms have been the best fly this week on the river and getting them down a little with a few split shots has worked the best. Check with us and we can let you know where the river is fishing best. 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 and look for little pockets and deeper pools. Slow-moving water along the banks will start to hold more fish as the flows stabilize. A Worm rig is working best, but we have been seeing very soft takes, so watch your line carefully. The fish are not holding in there traditional spots and are seeking slow water where they can hang out with a food source close. Make sure you bring some split shots to get your flys down! The boulder bridge is not an option for most drift boats models due to the clearance. Water clarity is good above pole creek , and then is about 2 feet.
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 6250 cfs which is a small decrease since earlier in the week. Most anglers fish below 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.
Soda Lake has been fishing good for limited times during the day. The fish are starting to move into the shallows with more consistency and sight fishing is a good option during the day. Early morning hours and late evening the fish are more active and streamers / buggers / leeches / mice have been working. Scuds and chrons are consistently working too. Stop the shop so you can pick up some new lake flies for SODA! Our shop is currently getting more and more lake flies for this fishery. We have some new leeches and damsels that have been working really well.
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! Bridges are an issue with the flows up so high right now! New Fork town to Airport section is dangerous when the flows are up this high!
Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are 6290 cfs.
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: Leeches and Worms. Leeches on the lakes and Worms on the river!
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, join us 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.