I guess he does have eyes behind those goggles—and they’re dreamy.
With low water and high temps across the west, the big question on everyone’s mind is, “how’s the fishing?” Well, around here, the answer is pretty darn good. We’re keeping a close eye on the situation, but for now, we’re holding steady with good water temps and active fish feeding on dries. It seems mother nature has decided to give us a reprieve from the problems other places are having, and we’re enjoying it to the fullest. For now at least, lower flows have just meant easy wade fishing and a bit more work for the guides rowing boats. We are still checking water temps throughout the day, and earlier starts are the way to go. We don’t have any mandatory restrictions in place, but keep water temps in mind and carry a thermometer. If temps start creeping up toward 70 later in the afternoon, give ’em a break and pack it in. As always, feel free to drop by or give us a call for the latest.
The Fishy Stuff:
Green River: 431 CFS @ Warren Bridge. There are a few stretches that larger hard boats are going to struggle with, but plenty are good to go. We’re seeing topwater action on yellow sallies, gray drakes, tan and brown caddis, PMD’s, and hoppers in places. Make sure your fly boxes are loaded up, as hatches are varying throughout the day. Attractor patterns like Chubby Sallies, PMX’s, and Hippie Stompers fished with a dropper are getting it done.
New Fork River: 468 CFS @ Big Piney. Yellow sallies have been thick in a lot of places with some gray drakes thrown in the mix. PMD’s and caddis are popping sporadically throughout the day, and maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the first of the flying ant action. We’ve seen a few around; it’s just a matter of time before they start dropping into the water.
Seedskadee: 661 CFS @ Fontenelle Dam. Right below the dam is about the only place to fish down there right now. High water temps as you get into Seedskadee are making things hard on the fish. Unless you plan on keeping what you catch, let it be for now.