Fishing Report 05/18/15

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The Green River

734 CFS at Warren Bridge Gauging Station

With the cold nighttime temperatures and cooler daytime temperatures, the river is still clear and fishing well despite the rains. Patches of off-color water can be started with big streamers as you move upriver to clearer water. Some fish are beginning to rise to dry flies, but are more consistent with nymph or streamer fishing. Fly pattern suggestions include Black Wooly Buggers, Brown Wooly Buggers, Olive Muddy Buddies, Copper Johns, Olive Hare’s Ears, San Juan Worms, and Prince Nymphs.

The New Fork River

1180 CFS at Gauging Station near Big Piney

The New Fork is running with a bit more water than the Green and is currently sitting with around 3-feet of visibility, which is still enough to get the job done. The New Fork River is easily affected by the rains we are receiving in the valley, so water flows and clarity can fluctuate easily. Similar to the Green River, fishing nymphs and streamers will be more productive than dry flies. Fly pattern suggestions include Black Wooly Buggers, Brown Wooly Buggers, J.J. Specials, Copper Johns, San Juan Worms, and Prince Nymphs.

Please note that we are in between the spawning season for Rainbow and Cutthroat trout. During this time, please respect our fisheries and disrupt spawning beds as minimally as possible.

Protect our Fisheries: Please Practice Catch and Release.

Tight Lines,

Andrew

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