Pinedale Area Fishing Report: 10/7/2018

Trent Oram with a beautiful Cutty caught on the Green River

We are entering the fall season-which means spawning season for Brown Trout. Please stay away from shallow gravel where trout like to make their spawning redds.  Trout below the redds in the deeper pools are fair game to fish for and target, but give the mating trout a little space, so we have many more trout born back into the river!

Fishing is Good!  Fall is here and things are picking up on both rivers. The water levels are low and clear, fish are spooky but hungry and willing to eat before the winter comes! We have had some of the best days of the year the last week. Give us a call and let’s plan a fall fishing trip. We are also offering  Cast and Blast guided trips this year. Check out the Cast and Blast page for more details. The weather is forecasted to bring some sunshine this next weekend and some really good fishing!

Two Rivers Fishing Company is the only local full-service fly shop and guide service in Pinedale, Wyoming. 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:  Muddy Creek and Hocker’s have been fishing the best over the last 7 days.  If you’re looking for a private section of water and some hungry fish, ask about these options!

Our local private 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

TRFC Guide Eric Oram with his Grandpa on the Green River last weekend!

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 management team, so pop in to see what top guides personally use on the water.

TRFC Guide Jesse with a happy client!

Green River

The Green River is fishing well and flows have dropped to the low 200’s this week. We are entering into our fall weather pattern with cold mornings (avg. 32 degrees) the last week. Mid-day temps get into the low 50’s so the change of the season is here. The fish have been eating big dries and dropper rigs and the fishing has been on fire. Fishing is better in the late afternoon than at first light. We have been floating everything below Daniel and doing well. Fish have been eating big.  Streamers have worked well and we just put out a trip where a self-proclaimed “streamer junkie” just plain wore his arm out catching fish! This time of year fishing starts to improve as the cooler nights and fall season approach. We have a few openings this weekend and early next week if you are looking to experience some solitude and wild trout! Stop by the shop to see the current flies we have been using.  Ask about our fall float fishing-it may be your next favorite fishing adventure. Many of our guides love this time of the year!

New Fork

The river is starting to produce some good fishing again. Fish are looking up on calm days and eating blue wings and tricos, but are very spooky. If you’re looking to test your dry fly game on some nice sized fish, this river may be your ticket! Call or stop by for an up-to-date report and selection of flies. We have had guides out on this water in the last week and can get you dialed in on this river. Bring a long leader and downsize it for our Wyoming specs-you may have to go 4X or even 5X at times. We are getting a good trico hatch on both rivers, but not many big fish eating them yet.  The New Fork is starting to see spawning redds, so fish with respect and caution to those areas.

A nice brown from a Float Trip with TRFC Guide Eric Oram!

Seedskadee-We have 8 days left open on this river before October 30th.

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. Streamer fishing has been great! We are getting into the best time of the year to fish this section of the Green. The guiding window on this river closes in late October, so book now if you’re thinking about a trip to Seedskadee.  We have limited openings left for October fishing on this world-class river! Spots are limited to one angler a day on this section, so book a date while you still can.

SODA LAKE

Soda Lake is fishing well again and back to clear water. The temps are down and the fishing has really picked up. The browns are eating and getting more active as the cooler nights.  Don’t miss the fall fishing on the incredible stillwater. We have some of the best guides on this lake, if you’re looking to learn and improve your skills on stillwater fly fishing!  The Browns and Brookies are very very active spawning right now.  The fish that are eating between 5-10 feet deep.  Streamers, leeches, scuds, and damsels are working well.  Remember this lake is hot and cold!  Dont give up-  persistence pays off on this lake!

Access Issues and Closures

No closures

October 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 225 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at the Highway 351 gauging station are 325 cfs.

Seedskadee: Flows at Fontenelle are  955 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: White and Green Streamers!

Float of the Week: Below 351 on the Green.

Hot off the press:  TRFC custom-tied leeches and new Guides’ Choice Flies should definitely be checked out! Check out the new TRFC branded hats-they are rad!

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!


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