The Green River
1700 CFS at Warren Bridge Gauging Station
The Green is rising rapidly. At Warren Bridge the water is beginning to get murky and has about a foot of visibility. The upper Green River in the National Forest is running clear and fishing well. As our temperatures increase this week, expect the water to get off-color with the beginning of the season’s run-off. In the lower stretches of the Green, fly recommendations include San Jan Worms and larger-sized stone fly nymphs. Dark-colored streamers on a slow retrieve can also draw some fish. Above the Forest boundary you can also use Stonefly Nymphs, Caddis, and some smaller Mayfly patterns the fish will rise to.
The New Fork River
1810 CFS near Big Piney Gauging Station
The New Fork public access at the airport is off-color with about a foot of visibility. Similar to the Green, fish a big stone fly such as a Salmon Fly with a San Juan Worm under a bobber. Large, dark-colored streamers with a slow retrieve should also produce some fish, as on the Green. The summer season run-off has begun, and stream flows will increase as visibility decreases.
Good luck and remember to use caution when wading in high, off-colored waters!
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