09/13/2023

09/13/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Andrew with brown trout

Guide: Andrew

Author: Eric Oram

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Outlook

Fall is in the air! The leaves are changing, we've had our first blanket of snow in the hills, the water temps on all the rivers are dropping, and fishing is good. We had a big jump in CFS on both river systems in the past week due to rain, but everything has cleared up and is fishing well again. If you're looking for a fishing trip this fall or early winter, we offer something for everyone: lake fishing, cast & blast, tail-waters, free-stone, private streams, public walk & wade and float trips. Call us at 307-367-4341 to book your next trip!

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Green River

CFS

Flies to try

Tricos, BWOs, Yellow or Red Chubbys, Hoppers (10-14), Barely Legals

The Green has been producing a good number of fish each day. Most of the fish caught are averaging 12-18 inches, with an occasional 20+ inch fish. Dry fly fishing has been pretty good with tricos and BWOs. These fish are spooky, so 'spot-on' casting and mending is the key to catching. Most anglers out fishing are tossing hopper dropper rigs and finding fish on both bugs. If you are looking for streamer fishing, the next two months are it! It takes some convincing and lots of casting, but the effort can be worth it.

CFS

Flies to try

Tricos, BWOs, Yellow or Red Chubbys, Hoppers (10-14), Barely Legals

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

Tricos, BWOs, Yellow or Red Chubbys, Hoppers (10-14), Barely Legals

The Fork is fishing well on all sections; however, the upper sections are fishing in higher numbers. The lower sections are still worth the effort, but the fish are spooky and harder to catch. Fish are sipping dries throughout the day, so be ready to extend the leader and downsize your Trico or BWO patterns to fool them. Prospecting flies are still working occasionally, so until you find a feeding fish, try some hoopers, beatles, chubbies, or your favorite foam pattern. Streamer fishing is picking up, and next week—with the cooler weather—we should see more fish moving for the larger meals! The water is getting low, and most sections are becoming difficult to float, so please check in with our shop before heading out.

CFS

Flies to try

Tricos, BWOs, Yellow or Red Chubbys, Hoppers (10-14), Barely Legals

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

BWOs, Tricos, PMD patterns, Hoppers (12-14), Mini Peanut Envys

The river is getting really mossy and making fishing difficult. Stay closer to the dam if you're looking to find fishable water. We have been finding a few fish up close to the dam (the first mile), and then the grass and moss are a real issue. Hopefully, it clears up soon and allows for some amazing fall fishing. This river can stay mossy until mid-late October, so check in if you're heading out for up-to-date info.

CFS

Flies to try

BWOs, Tricos, PMD patterns, Hoppers (12-14), Mini Peanut Envys

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

BWO and Ticos patterns (16-20), Hot Head Buggers, Sow Bugs

The fishing is good, but the bright, sunny days are a challenge. The forecasted flows are holding steady, and water temps are lowering back into prime fishing temps over the next few weeks. This place is going to be fishing great this fall and winter! We are catching fish on lots of different rigs and flies, so it really depends on what style of fly fishing you prefer. Hopper dropper rigs are still the main course but have a dry fly rig set up with some tiny BWO patterns or even a trico for the feeding fish you see. The grass and moss are still an issue for streamer fishing, but we foresee the grass clearing up in the next two weeks. If you're looking for some great fishing on this river, get on the books for October and November!

CFS

Flies to try

BWO and Ticos patterns (16-20), Hot Head Buggers, Sow Bugs

Author: Eric Oram

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