Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 07/17/2018

ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS:  WATER TEMPS ARE BECOMING AN ISSUE ON CERTAIN SECTIONS.  BE TROUT MINDED AND THOUGHTFUL WHILE OUT THERE!

 

Two Rivers Fishing Company is the only local full-service fly shop and guide service in Pinedale. Our local rivers (the Green River and New Fork) get fished a lot by “outsiders,” so if you’re looking for a home-town guide that fishes this water day in and day out, give us a call. With walk-wade trips on private creeks, ponds and lakes,  half- or full-day float trips, fly fishing lessons, backcountry fishing trips into the legendary Wind River Range, as well as custom fishing trips to fit specific 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!

Private Water:

This is the best time of the year to fish our exclusive private leases and walk-wade water. We have some of the best fly fishing in Pinedale, Wyoming right at your fingertips with these private leases. No crowds and plenty of big fish. Call us up-we would love talk to you about some of these exclusive options to make your Wyoming fishing trip memorable. If you’re looking to catch big browns on a dry fly, 16-20 inch bookies, Colorado Cutthroats, or a easy-going, family-friendly setting where everyone can catch fish-we’ve got you covered.  Call us today to talk about these options.

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, and is just one more way we show our clients and customers that we stand behind our local knowledge and experience. This week’s Guides’ Choice flies are hand-selected by Andrew Drasch, so pop in to see what one of our top guides personally uses on the water.

TRFC Guide Andrew Drasch

Green River

The Green River is fishable and clear! The flows came down fast and after a few days to settle things down, the water cleared up! Fishing has been good from Warren Bridge down to Sommers. Drakes have tapered off a lot but the fish are still willing to eat them occasionally  Golden Stones, Sallies, Caddis, and some PMD’s have been getting the fish to look up still and if your a big fly kinda guy toss hoppers and chubbies.  The world of ‘getting down and dirty’ is still bringing some big fish to the net!  Flows dropped fast, but have somewhat stabilized the last 48 hours.  Fishing is good

New Fork

The flows have dropped a little over the past 10 days, and the river is hit or miss-  but we are talking about the new fork!  Dry fly fishing is still a good bet and some great fish are being caught on the river.  Same story has the Green for bugs and action.

A huge snake river cutty from Jackson Fork Lodge

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 flows are way down but the water temps are way up!  Get an early start and stop fishing if the temps get above 68 degrees. Look toward having some great fishing in 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 of our new lake patterns.

Access Issues and Closures

Wading is difficult so be careful! Rapid water flows can change the water on a daily basis, so be safe!

Summer is booking up fast, so don’t miss an opportunity to experience the best fishing Western Wyoming has to offer, with our expert guides. Book your fishing trip today!

Green River: Flows at the Warren Bridge gauging station are 950 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at the Highway 351 gauging station are 750 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are  1300 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. Drakes are starting to come off, especially as it warms up in the day.

Float of the Week: Drakes on the New Fork.

Hot off the press:  TRFC custom-tied leeches and new Guides’ Choice Flies should definitely be checked out!

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 Donuts 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!


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