TRFC Guide Bryan Lane with a nice brown
Two Rivers Fishing Company
The Two Rivers team is excited about the early-season fishing that we have been having. The fish are looking great coming off a long winter, and they are hungry! We are seeing some really nice browns come to the boat already this spring and we can’t wait for the next few weeks. Fishing is good right now! The key to fishing right now is based on water temp, time of the day, and section of the river. Fish are not really moving into any runs yet, and are still not too excited about chasing a streamer that is moving too fast. Our summer fishing dates are filling up rapidly already this season, as people are planning much earlier than in the past. Our above-average snow pack and cold temps this spring have most anglers very excited about the conditions for the upcoming summer. The Drake hatch could be similar to our 2017 summer, which many local fisherman claim was the ‘best year ever’ for the hatch. We still have a few dates in late June and July if you’re interested in fishing the Grey Drakes with TRFC, but move fast-we are almost full.
TRFC Guide Eric Oram with a nice Brown from an early-season streamer float
The Green River is opening up daily and will continue to improve for fishing conditions over the next few weeks. Almost all the sections from Warren Bridge down are floatable and open. Boat ramps are open too! Warren Bridge road access is limited to campground 3 right now, but with our upcoming warm temps this weekend, the road could break loose soon! Water is dirty and flows have been rising the last two days, mostly due to our almost daily precipitation rather than run-off. We have been able to find a few fish, but until the flows hold for a week or so, the fishing will be inconsistent. Flies to try: Streamers in white, black, yellow and green. The fly is not as important as HOW you fish it! Worms in red, purple, and pink are working well. Please note that the road access to the Upper Green above the boundary is NOT open. Lots of car tracks in the snow and mud are fooling folks, but they’re all just from the efforts of pulling out one stuck car, so don’t be fooled.
The New Fork is fishing well right now and boats are accessing the river on all sections. The fish are feeding a little earlier in the day and the bite is solid most of the afternoon. The water has a few feet of visibility, so the fish are still moving to a food source. Water temps on this river rise a little quicker than on the Green, so the fishing perks up a little earlier. If you have any interest in checking out the New Fork River, call now! The same flies that have been working for the Green are working on the Fork. Most anglers are streamer fishing this time of the year! HEAD’S UP: July is nearly booked out. If you are looking to get on the water in the month of July, reach out to us ASAP before it’s too late.
TRFC Guide Austin Keene riggin up some new flies for Liz Oram
Soda Lake: The lake is still frozen as of today! There are a lot of people waiting to May 1st to fish this water, and at this point we are not certain it will be ice-free by then. Please call the shop for last minute updates. We are sending drivers up there daily to see if the ice will break from the edges. The fishing should be great this season out on this world-class lake! TRFC has a complete lineup of flies from a local tying artist that has designed patterns specifically for this lake, such as balanced leeches, scuds, and damsel patterns. We have lots of lake fishing methods that we would love to share with anyone that needs some help fishing this lake, so be sure and stop by the shop before heading up!
A guide’s boat when every streamer ever tied HAS to go for a float trip!
Seedskadee: The fishing on the lower sections of the Green River are just heating up for 2019. Fishing is mostly done with an indicator and San Juans or Squirmie Wormies, but you will catch fish. A streamer moved very slowly with a little jigging action has been producing some strikes. A little dry fly fishing can even happen on a calm day down there, but it’s still a bit early for that. This river fishes so well early-season, when everyone thinks that high water and run off has turned the fishing, so consider booking a trip down on this section of the Green early- or mid-June. It can really be some of the best fishing of the summer.
TRFC co-owner/Guide Eric Oram with New Fork Brown
Shop Talk: We are open and getting new product in daily. We have the complete new line from Winston and a new selection of hot lines from Scientific Anglers in stock now, so don’t miss out on the new goodies. The new clothing line from Howler Brothers is legit; TRFC Co-Owner Josh swears by their pant: “Hands-down best fishing pant in the industry” so we know you’ll want to take a look at that!
Til next time: Row On!