Dry fly season’s in full swing here in Pinedale with all sorts of bugs bringing fish up to eat. Water levels on the Green and New Fork are about perfect right now for floaters and wade anglers. Smaller creeks are fishing great. Wildflowers are in bloom. Birds are chirping. Moose wander the banks. You get the idea, it’s time to fish. Our guides have been out on the water every day putting the good folk on fish and would love to take you too! Things in the shop are hopping as well, with fresh flies, leaders, lines and tippet rolling in daily, so drop on in before you hit the water for the latest scoop, grab a cup of coffee and share your big fish pics!
The Fishy Stuff:
New Fork River: 788 CFS @ Big Piney. The Fork is fishing well, with Grey Drakes, PMD’s, Callibaetis, Golden Stones, and Yellow Sallies popping off throughout the day. Even the streamer bite has been good. Water levels are suitable to float from the airport downstream, any boats bigger than a skiff will have to drag on the town stretch, so consider going lower down and not tearing up your boat or the river bottom!
Green River: 769 CFS @ Warren Bridge. Pretty much the same bugs as the Fork, with more caddis showing up above Warren Bridge. The whole river from Warren to Sommers has been producing well this week with consistent topwater action on Chubbies and Waterwalkers with a nymph dropper.
Seedskadee: 1720 CFS @ Fontenelle Dam. Consistent topwater action on big foamies and nymphs continues as water levels have been lowered and have been stable for a few days now. We expect to see the dreaded moss buildup in the next few weeks, so get it while the gettin’s good!
Lakes: High country lakes are on fire right now as those backcountry fish pack on the weight. Most areas in the Winds are accessible to backpackers at this point, so lace ’em up and take a hike for some really amazing fishing. The mosquito horde is in full effect up there, so be prepared with plenty of bug spray, BugStopper clothing, and probably a head net.