Well, the cooler nights are paying off with lower water temps on the rivers getting the big guys moving some more. We’re still seeing some higher water temps in the late afternoons but through mid-afternoon the action has been good. The small bugs are most of what we’re seeing hatching, but the fish are still looking for terrestrials, foamies, and attractor patterns in the 14-18 size range. Nymphs and streamers are picking up again as well, with subsurface action throughout the day.
The Fishy Stuff:
New Fork River: 295 CFS @ Big Piney. Tricos, Blue Wings, Stubbie Chubbies, Barely Legals. Water levels are pretty low near Pinedale and not suitable for hard boats above Boulder. Getting into the fall we’ll see Browns getting into spawning mode, and dragging your boat down redds does these fish and the fishing no favors, so give ’em a break and skip the skinny sections.
Green River: 203 CFS @ Warren Bridge. Flying Ants, Hoppers, Blue Wings, Tricos, Micro Chubbies.
Seedskadee: 1580 CFS @ Fontenelle Dam. Pheasant Tails, Blue Wings, Tricos, Sparkle Minnows. Water temps below the dam are still on the high side, so keep that thermometer handy and check throughout the day. As water temps approach 70, it’s time to pack it in.