SODA LAKE IS OPEN!

Brook Trout caught out on Soda Lake

Soda Lake opened this week on May 1st and things are starting to fish well on this fantastic still-water. The ice is starting to recede from the edges enough to really open up the fishing options. There is plenty of water to fish and the fishing has been solid. Two Rivers has some great new Soda Lake-specific flies tied up by Kyle Glass that are really a must-have if you head out there. Stop by the shop and pick up a selection of lake flies. The best fly line for Soda is a slow sinking line, so check out our selection of the best lake lines on the market. Make sure to fish a fresh leader – 9 foot 3x or 2x are the go-to leaders for this time of the year. If you go with trailer scuds or are fishing scuds up front on the rig, a 3x or 4x leader is standard. Leeches in black, brown, green, and purple are fishing well. Green and tan scuds in size 12-16 are producing consistent activity as well.  Basic buggers and streamers will produce fish as well.  We offer guided trips on Soda Lake, including night-time trips in late May and June. If your bucket list includes throwing enormous flies, like articulated streamers and mice to huge trophy lake browns and brookies, call the shop and ask about booking a Soda Lake evening or night-time fishing trip.

Green River-320 cfs

The Green River near Daniel Bridge as of 5/4/2019

 

The Green River has been fishing very well. The water has cleared up a lot over the last few days, and the flows are perfect for a weekend fishing trip. The Green is fishing well with streamers and nymphs.  Below the Sommers boat access the clarity is very limited.  Warren Bridge area is fishing well for a person looking to walk-wade a little this weekend.  The best streamers have been yellow and green Dungeons, black and white Peanut Envys, Sparkle Minnows in coffee and black, and Barely Legals in all colors.  The sub-surface action has been on Worm patterns, Pat’s Rubber Legs, Stoneflies, and smaller searching nymph patterns like Princes, Copper Johns, or something flashy. Remember to pick up a Daniel Access pass if you’re going to use the boat ramp.

New Fork River-619 cfs

This river has been the most consistent in terms of clarity and fishing over the last few weeks. We anticipate the New Fork will continue to fish really well over the next few weeks. The upper sections are still a little skinny, but below the Boulder bridge the river is pretty easy to float. The flows have dropped a little the last 48 hours, and this weekend should be a great time to fish it! Same flies as the Green River. We had a few guides float from the Town section down to Airport and the water is very skinny and hard to fish as well as difficult to float.  The best reports have been between 10 am – 4 pm for the fishing window, with the streamer action picking up as the day goes on.

Lakes

The local lakes are fishing well. Book a trip with our guides and let them show you how they fish our local lakes. We fly fish and troll many of our lakes with great success during the river run-off. If you have never thought about a lake fishing trip give us a call and we can fill you in with details.  Best stillwaters this week were Boulder Lake and Fontenelle.  Soda Lake will be the hot topic for the next few days.

Soda Lake

If you need some pointers on flies or fly lines for this lake, stop by the shop and stock up! Leeches, Scuds, Damsels, and Buggers have been the ticket. We have some killer damsels at the shop that have been producing well. The brookies are aggressive and gorging. The browns are starting to move into the shallows during feeding time, too. Remember to give everyone out fishing plenty of space and handle the fish with care. We know its exciting when Soda opens for the season, but be respectful of other anglers and the fish, and practice good fishing ethics out there.

Access Issues and Closures

New Fork: Town to Airport section has a few very tight spots for most drift boats with some early season some log jams and very skinny runs. Nothing on the section is unfloatable, but just keep your eyes on what’s coming next to avoid issues. Stop by the shop if you’re headed that way and we can give you more details. Upper Green (Forest Boundary): The road is still snow-packed. You can drive up a few hundred yards, but that’s it. Lots of tire tracks are visible, but most of the action is from people getting stuck, so give this area some more time to melt and dry out a bit. We will be posting frequent updates as the season progresses. Get in on these prime Green River and New Fork River conditions. Book your fishing trip today!

 

Guides’ Choice:

New Gear:  TRFC got some sweet new hats in this week from Simms-check ’em out!

Fly of the Week:  Leeches! Lots of colors have been working- try them all.

Float of the Week:  New Fork

Hot Off the Press:  Two Rivers Fishing Company has many new brands this season! We are located on Pine (main) Street, right in the middle of town.

Rods and Reels:  The new fly rods at TRFC will fit anyone’s needs and budget. We have the Sage X rods in and the Winston BIIIX. Both these rods are top-of-the-line and make casting to early-season wily trout feel like cheating.

Street Eats: Hit up Old Stone’s Pizza on the west end of town. Wings, pizza and some solid cookies!

Quote of the Week:  “I just pissed in my waders–again!”  

 


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!