Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 06/25/2018

TRFC Guide Eric Oram and long-time client Frank Baglin with a beautiful 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 for 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 Guides’ 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 one more 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 catch this week!

GREEN RIVER

The Green River has dropping a lot this week. The flows are at 1560 cfs this week, which is the lowest it has been since run-off in Mid-May. The clarity is slowly coming back and at Warren Bridge we have 4 feet of visibility. Fishing has been good on this river. Big nymph rigs are the best tactic. Pat’s Rubber Legs, Worms, Bead-Heads and Stoneflies have been working best. The best float this week was between Warren Bridge and Huston’s.

NEW FORK

The flows have dropped hard on this river-currently at 2080 cfs. Worms and streamers are working best, but be aware that the Airport public access is closed due to flooding and some of the bridges are hard to get under. We have a few hard-core New Fork guides that have been tearing it up on the river over the last few weeks, so let us know if you are interested in spending some river time with them. We have a few open spots in mid-July, 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.  Stay tuned for a Drake update soon!

 

On the STICKS

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 fishing has been good under an indicator with scuds, sow bugs, worms, and hot bead nymphs.  The stoneflies are around just enough to have a few fish looking up to them. The river will start dropping this week and will be flowing 3000 cfs before the 4th of July. Look to have some great fishing early July down there.

Lakes

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 1560 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at the Highway 351 gauging station are 2030 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are 6200 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 | 2018-07-02T14:50:55+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Fishing Report|