Both the Green River and New Fork River are at moderate water clarity. Conditions are okay for this time of year. The warm Spring temperatures we’ve been seeing coupled with the rain we received in the last week have started to color the rivers and creeks in the area. Here in the next week or two we should be seeing the early stages of runoff. As of last week, here are the current river conditions:
The river is muddy around Warren Bridge, with clarity improving nearing the Forest Boundary, though getting there at this point would be close to impossible. The increasing air temperature has brought on a small Black Stone Fly hatch as well as a larger-than-normal Blue Wing Olive hatch; caddis are are coming off in small numbers. We’re finding that nymphing is the way to go on the Green this time of year with small numbers of rising fish.
New Fork River
The New Fork is getting dirtier by the day with the anticipation of runoff, though there still isn’t much water on the stretches near Pinedale and the Airport. Fishing below the East Fork boat ramp has been producing the most fish, primarily being caught on streamers; we’ve been seeing a bit of dry fly action when we see hatches coming off.
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