Well, we’re there, high water in the river. With the recent warm temps we’ve seen a lot of water dump out of the mountains in the past week. For now, the Green and New Fork (and most every smaller creek coming out of the mountains) are running high and muddy, although some fish can be found in sloughs and slow pockets. Drop in and visit the worm farm at the shop if you’re going to go play in the dirt, we’ve got the patterns that are working. High mountain lakes are opening up quickly and taking a hike into the backcountry is well worth it. For those chasing Goldens in the Winds, your window is coming, the next couple weeks should be go time. Front country lakes are fishing well along the shorelines and we’ve seen an uptick in fish activity on Soda.
The Fishy Stuff:
New Fork River: 3520 CFS @ Big Piney. Muddy. If you’re going to give it a shot, worm patterns and lots of them. You’re going to lose a lot of flies. Watch your head on the bridges, they’re getting tight.
Green River: 2820 CFS @ Warren Bridge. Muddy. See above.
Seedskadee: 1910 CFS @ Fontenelle Dam. The place to be right now. Flows have remained stable and the fishing’s good. Scuds, hothead leeches, and pheasant tails in the 14-18 size range subsurface have been producing consistently and we’re seeing more dry action on yellow sallies, mayfly patterns, and even…..cicadas. It’s a short window that we sometimes see these big flying cheeseburgers, but the fish know exactly what to do.
Lakes: Frontcountry lakes are fishing well, with inlet areas delivering big trout. Soda has picked up a little this week with the warmer temps, and we’re seeing fish picking up scuds, leeches, and some chironomids. Backcountry lakes are quickly opening up and we expect to start seeing some of the lakes that hold Goldens opening soon. Go take a hike!