03/30/2024

03/30/2024

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Two Rivers Opens for the Season

Author: Micah Allen

Two Rivers Doors Open Today!

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Outlook

Two Rivers Doors Open Today!

Two Rivers is officially open for the season! We’re obviously looking forward to summer days and dry flies, but for now, we can enjoy pre-runoff fishing and nice Wyoming spring weather. Coming into spring, we have slightly above-average snowpack in the Wind River and Wyoming Ranges, so the areas that feed our fishery are looking healthy. At this point, practically the entirety of the fishery in the Pinedale area is unencumbered by ice, and Seedskadee and the Bighorn are beginning to enter prime-time spring fishing.

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Green River

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Flies to try

20-incher Stone, Barely Legal, Perdigon

The Green at Warren Bridge has just opened up in the last week, but barely. Access north of the bridge into the BLM access is still inundated with snow, but the river South is almost there. Areas like Daniel near the hatchery have some ice dams, but fishing on foot is doable. Activity is likely going to be subsurface with the cold water temps.

CFS

Flies to try

20-incher Stone, Barely Legal, Perdigon

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

Jig Squirmy Worm, Batman Nymph, Cactus Wooly

The New Fork is all the way open from tip to tail. Most accesses are free of snow, but the water is extremely low. It should improve once some more snow in the valley begins to melt. The fish are primarily feeding subsurface, as one would expect, but with a few nicer days coming up, we might begin to see some small baetis hatching. Streamer fishing is decent, but the fish are sluggish, so nymph rigs are best to get the job done.

CFS

Flies to try

Jig Squirmy Worm, Batman Nymph, Cactus Wooly

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

Drunk and Disorderly, Dungeon, HH Sow Bug

The Green below Fontenelle has been fishing well for both streamers and nymphs. Very soon, we should begin to see fish eating small mayflies on the surface, but for now, fish are hanging out in deep, slow channels, waiting for a snack. Larger streamers and midge/scud patterns have been moving fish as the rainbows stage for their spawn.

CFS

Flies to try

Drunk and Disorderly, Dungeon, HH Sow Bug

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

Film Critic BWO, Brain Damage, BH Scud

The Bighorn near Thermopolis has been fishing quite well lately, with most of the action coming from deep runs. If the wind dies down on a sunny day, the fish can be very active on the surface during short-lived BWO hatches. The streamer bite still isn’t quite in its prime yet, but there have been several terrific days had recently.

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Flies to try

Film Critic BWO, Brain Damage, BH Scud

Author: Micah Allen

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