TRFC guide Austin Keene with a happy fisherman and monster rainbow!
The fishing is solid right now in Pinedale! August is going to be a great month to be here due to the high water levels and hatches. We are still seeing a great PMD hatch almost every day and on almost all sections of the Green and New Fork. We are having a huge golden stone hatch on certain sections of the Green, as well. Drakes are still coming off on the upper sections of the river, but we are not seeing them much below the Sommer’s access.
HAWAIIAN SHIRT DAY WAS A SUCCESS
August is a stellar month to take a trip with our guides. Much the boat traffic is gone and we start to have cooler nights, cloudy and cooler days, and some great big foam bug fishing! Streamer fishing can also be very productive in the low light hours of the day.
Walk/Wade Private Access: Faler Creek, Cottonwood, Hockers, and the Big Sandy are in perfect shape for August. Now that the water levels are coming down a little, these small rivers and creeks are fishing really well! Please call the shop if you’re interested in a walk/wade trip on one of our private lease waters. Check out this great fish-a long-time client of TRFC wanted to try fishing one of our lease creeks at night for a mouse fishing trip. Her Bucket List trip was a huge success when she landed this trophy Brown on a mouse pattern around 9:30 pm. Two Rivers is always up to the challenge of a custom fishing trip to match the goals or needs of our fisherman, so bring your Bucket List idea and let’s make it happen!
Dry Fly fishing by DAY —–Mousing by night!
The Green River is fishing well from the headwater all the way down to Highway 351. The water temps are getting a little warm, making it hard to fish below the highway. If you are looking for bugs on this river-colors are the key. Some days the fish are really wanting red, or purple, or yellow, or orange and the list can go on and on and on! Try fishing a few different colors and patterns if the fishing gets slow. We recommend starting with a red or purple during the sunrise or sunset and then moving to a more natural color mid-day. We have been having good success on yellow or gold in the afternoon. Try a yellow stimy or hopper in the afternoon when things slow down! Ants, beetles, hoppers and big foam flies are all bringing fish to the surface. Dropping a nymph a few feet under something buggy in the deeper pools will help keep the rod bent during the day!
A TROPHY BROWN SLAMMED A MID-DAY STREAMER SNACK
New Fork River
All upper stretches of the New Fork down to Highway 351 are running clear and fishing well. The water temps are an issue below the Boulder bridge. Start early and finish early on this river for the sake of protecting these fish when water temps are above 70 degrees. The hatch is still strong on all the sections above the East Fork confluence. We are seeing a few more drakes on this river than on the Green overall. PMDs, caddis, sallies, and stones are still hatching daily. The afternoons are slow and tough most days. Try tossing a streamer when things slow down!
Eric Oram with Frank Baglin and a dry fly feeding cutty!
Access Issues and Closures: ALL AREAS ARE OPEN TO FLOATING
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Stay tuned for more information. We will be posting frequent updates as the season progresses. You’ll read it here first! Get in on these prime Green River and New Fork River conditions. Book your fishing trip today!
Green River: Flows at Warren Bridge are 700 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at Highway 351 are 770 cfs.
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.