Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 08/12/2018

ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS: WATER TEMPS ARE BECOMING AN ISSUE ON CERTAIN SECTIONS. Be trout-minded and thoughtful when handling fish. Water temps are reaching above 70* below Sommers’ boat ramp on the Green in the afternoon. Head above Daniel bridge and the water is holding below that mark, but be careful with the fish you catch. Keep them in the water as long as possible and bring them in and release them quickly!

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. Our local streams have some of the best water in Sublette County and they do not get over-fished. Ask about Faler Creek where you can catch 20-inch or larger Browns, Rainbows or Cutties. Or come check out Cottonwood Creek, where you can catch dozens of native cutthroat.  We also have Hocker’s spring creek and pond where it is a sure bet you will be fighting fish and have a chance at a true 5-pound rainbow trout. We have another section on Muddy Creek that offers over 2 miles of small stream and big fish combos with 3 holding ponds that offer a high population of trophy-sized browns, rainbows and brook trout. A guided day can also be on our Big Sandy lease where you will be fishing in and out of pine trees and true mountain scenery. The moral of the story is that we have some of the best exclusive 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 brookies, Colorado Cutthroats, or an easy-going, family-friendly setting where everyone can catch fish-we’ve got you covered.  Call us today to talk about these options.

Guide Kit with a monster cutty caught on one of our many private lease waters

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 our guide manager Eric Oram, so pop in to see what one of our top guides personally uses on the water.

TRFC Guide Eric Oram with MJ Baglin on Muddy Creek

Green River

The Green River is fishing well and flows have dropped the last 10 days. Water is clear and low with water temps becoming an issue for many stretches. The river is fishing well but your best time is early morning and late evening fishing. Midday summer heatwave is here in a big way.  The hottest day of 2018 was yesterday, with temps reaching 93 degrees in town. Things will start to cool towards the end of this month and that will most likely get the fish more aggressive as the water temps head down. Fishing closer to Green River Lakes is the best bet for cold water. Our fish are looking up for bigger bugs lately and the low light hours seem to be producing the best. Foam top water flies paired with droppers when things slow down. Streamers are working and turning some nice fish. All sections are floatable still and our shop would be happy to help get you into some fish so call us up! TRFC has guides on the water everyday, so if you’re looking for up-to-date info stop by, snag a few flies, and get the best, most current reports out there!

New Fork

The river is warm below Boulder bridge and the fishing is slow mid-day for sure.  The water is low so it is hard fishing 2 anglers above the Boulder bridge. This river is complex and your angling skills will be tested daily on the New Fork. This river is just starting to pick back up, but if you’re looking to fish very early or late, there are some good fish to be had. The water temps are an issue as well on this river due to the sandy, shallow bottom in many places. Once the water temps come down things will get going again. There are still great fish in the river and a day on this river is still turning a few nice fish, especially the upper sections. Check with the shop to hear how the river is fishing.

A long-time client of TRFC with the ‘fish of the day’

Seedskadee

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 have been stable for a few weeks now so fish are holding in the runs and riffles. Early morning PMD’s and tricos are hatching. Rising fish are around, so you will need to head hunt and watch close to the banks. Don’t let a small eat on the surface fool you into thinking it is always a small fish-lots of huge fish have been caught with sneaky eats here. Streamer fishing has been slow, but if you work at it the reward can be worth it. The water temps below haystack are getting warm in the afternoon so get an early start. We still have openings in October for this river, which is a true gem to fish!  Call us up and come discover one of the last great rivers in the west!

 

Access Issues and Closures

No closures

August 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 375 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at the Highway 351 gauging station are 325 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are  1160 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: Chubby Chernobyls are coming, as hopper season approaches. Red and Purple are great options!

Float of the Week: Chubbies on the Green.

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:  Los Cabos Burgers on TUESDAY!  $8 burgers are hard to beat, and their service is fantastic.


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 | 2018-08-15T02:02:55+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Fishing Report|