Green River / New Fork River Fishing Report: 4/29/2017

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Happy Casting from the Great Outdoor Shop!

This year’s spring weather has been cold, which has cleared up more sections of the Green River and the New Fork River around Pinedale.  If you are planning a trip out west, check back for an up-to-date report on the rivers and flows.  Things could change quickly this time of year and water visibility can be an issue from day to day.  The most recent cold snap this last week has controlled the run-off a little, at least for the time being.  Call and book a trip while this window for great fishing lasts—once run-off starts things will change.

Green River:  Flows at Warren Bridge are 415 cfs this morning.  The water is fishable from Warren Bridge down to Swain’s.  Water clarity is great at Warren Bridge and about 3 feet at Swain’s.  Streamers and Nymphs are the game plan for hooking up.  Fish are hungry but not moving much in this early season water; you have to be willing to hunt for them a little!  Fishing seems to be better after lunch, when the temps pick up a bit, so no big hurry to get on the water this time of year.

New Fork River: The stretch from the town put-in to the Boulder bridge is fishing the best overall. The East Fork is clouding up the river and the visibility below is about 2-3 feet. Fishing is best upstream and some big fish are being caught if you are willing to work for them. The streamer game is pretty good, with black and green producing the best, but don’t be afraid to try something shiny!  If you want to bobber it up, try a big stone-style lead fly and trail a worm or prince behind it. We are seeing more and more boats hitting this little river, so just remember to be mindful and respectful of the fishery and other anglers!!  Enjoy the Great Outdoors and Happy Casting!


Guide’s Choice (this week’s best-of-the-best)

Float:  Airport to Boulder on the New Fork

Nymph:   Hate to say it but-THE WORM

Streamer:  Black Envy: Slow and Low

Dry Fly:  BWO-nice and easy

Guide Tip:  Wood is Good-look for and fish toward subsurface structures

Grub to Grab:  307-Q food truck-If you see it, STOP! Fall-off-the-bone ribs all day long!

Trout Talk:  I wish those streamers would slow down a little.”

Average Water Temperatures:   The Green River at 36°F | The New Fork River at 40°F


As always, pop in the shop and check out the largest selection of flies in Sublette County, and get the most up-to-date fishing conditions firsthand.

‘Til next time: Row On!