Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 06/19/2018

TRFC Guide Eric Oram with a Brown Trout

Two Rivers Fishing Company has been hitting the early-season fishing scene hard! If you have not had a chance to fish the Green River or the New Fork you should put it on your to-do list right away. We offer the largest community of local guides in Sublette County. With walk wade trips on private creeks, ponds and lakes,  half-day or full-day float trips, fly fishing lessons, backcountry fishing trips into the legendary Wind River Range, as well as custom fishing trips or plans you may have, we are the proven authority on fishing the Green River Valley. Our fully-stocked fly shop has you covered if you are in the area. We have thousands of flies, a wide selection of rods, hats, sunglasses, jackets, waders, reels, etc. Stop in!

No BS-find flies with serious street cred.

Have you been in and noticed the new Guide’s Choice flies? Each week, our TRFC guides will personally pick proven patterns that they stand behind for current conditions, so you can hit our enormous fly selection with confidence. These hot flies will be rotated weekly based on our guides’ preferences and successes, just another way to show our clients and customers that we stand behind our local knowledge and experience. This week’s Guide’s Choice flies are hand-selected by Tim Scott, so pop in to see what one of our top guides personally uses on the water.

A beautiful client catch this week!


The Green River has been a wreck since sunday, when we had a major rain storm! Monday brought a little more rain! and thats why the Green River is running 3420 cfs and we have not seen it crest yet.  The forecast is saying we will see the Green go above 4000 this run off, and we will find out this week.  The weather looks to be warming up and things should dry out a little, which will bring some clarity soon.  The viz at warren bridge today was less then a foot.  The visibility at boundary was the same.  The vis at the fire ring was 3-4 feet.   There is alot of water–a lot!  The fishing was tough today up high and should improve as the water drops a little and warms up too.  Boats have been fishing below the boundary around daniel, hatchery, and warren bridge.  Worms have been working the best.


The flows are spiked at 4850 cfs and on the rise.  Worms and streamers are working best, but be aware that the AIRPORT access is closed and some of the bridges are getting hard to get under.  We heard a rumor that a boat didnt make it under a bridge from town down this week.  We have a few hard-core New Fork guides that literally have been tearing it up on the river over the last few weeks! Let us know if you are interested in spending some river time with them. We have a few open spots in mid-June still so call us up and get on the books. One of our guides actually rigged a dry dropper for the first time this season and had to “GET THE NET!” a few times.


Guide Tim Scott with a Green River bow!


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 7160 cfs which is a small increase 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. If you have never fished this water-it should be on your bucket list! We have a few spots open for the Seedsakdee section this month. Don’t wait to find your next favorite fishing spot! This section of the Green is among one of the great places to trout hunt in the area, and is fishing great right now.


Soda Lake has been fishing well for limited times during the day. Some great sight fishing is to be had in the late morning hours and mid afternoon. Cruising fish are everywhere. Try and get your fly 3-5 feet ahead of the fish and slowly give it some action. Scuds, damsels, or even a dry fly can do the trick right now. Our shop is getting custom-tied colored leech patterns in daily that are proven patterns on this lake. The fish are starting to move into the shallows with more consistency and sight fishing is a good option during the day. Hit the early morning hours and late evening when the fish are more active and streamers, buggers, leeches and mice have been working. Scuds and chrons are consistently working too. Stop in the shop so you can pick up some new lake flies.

Access Issues and Closures

High water is a concern for new anglers. Wading is difficult so be careful! Rapid water flows can change the water on a daily basis, so be safe! AIRPORT access is closed until further notice.

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Green River: Flows at the Warren Bridge gauging station are 3420 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at the Highway 351 gauging station are 4730 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are 6600 cfs.

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: Leeches and Worms. Leeches on the lakes and Worms on the river-the fish are literally gorging on worms on the rivers.

Float of the Week: Seedsakdee is producing good fish and holds the best option for float trips. But we have been doing great on the New Fork.

Hot off the press:  TRFC custom-tied leeches and new Guide’s Choice Flies.

Rods and Reels: If you need a streamer fly rod- check out the Temple Fork series we have in stock now. This is a monster streamer fishing machine for under $300- we have a 6-weight waiting for you, and our streamer season lasts all year long!

Best Grub in Town:  Dynamite Doughnuts is bringing the A-game to Pinedale! Get out there and find the food truck on main street! Weekly specials keep you coming back for more and more-it’s kind of a problem, actually.

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 | 2018-06-20T03:36:26+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Fishing Report|