As of last week, the early summer temperatures started the high-country snow melt and sent the rivers and creeks into runoff. Both the Green and New Fork are high and off-color.
The Green River at Warren Bridge is holding steady at 2420 CFS. The Green peaked back on June 9th and has been slowly dropping since. The river should be fish-able within 7-10 days.
The New Fork River at Big Piney is reading 4820 CFS. It too is high and off color. Again, we’re looking at 7-10 days before stretches around Pinedale will be fish-able.
The lakes around the area, specifically Boulder Lake and Soda Lake are fishing well. Leach pattern and buggers seem to work well; you may see drake hatches as well.
With the end of runoff, the guiding season will be going full-swing – the time to book a trip with the Great Outdoor Shop is NOW! Trips for two start at $390, including lunch and transportation to and from the river. Be sure to book a trip before the calendar fills up!
Of course the best conditions report come from the locals fishing the rivers! Come on in to the shop to find local fly patterns and to receive the most up-to-date fishing conditions for rivers both down here in the valley and up in the high country. We have the largest selection of flies in Sublette County and feature a full line of fly fishing accessories, fly lines, rod and reels. If you have any questions, give us a call, (307) 367-2440.