It’s go-time, folks! Drakes, Yellow Sallies and Salmon Flies are all out and about, and the fish have started feeding on top! It’s been a long time coming. It still isn’t quite an all-out frenzy, but the water has stabilized and started to clear up. The water temperatures seem to be the only potential hindrance for rising fish. With increasingly warmer days, the feeding window for the trout is ever-expanding.
Green River: 1370 CFS @ Warren Bridge
The Green is still up and a bit cloudy in most places. With up to three feet of visibility, there is plenty of opportunity for finding fish. Indicator fishing will probably yield the best results, but why pass up the chance to drum up some interest on the surface?
Flies to try: On-Point Para Wulff, Chubby Chernobyl, Pheasant Tail
New Fork: 1870 CFS @ Big Piney
The New Fork is still difficult to wade, but from a boat, being able to sneak into those hard-to-reach sloughs is a great strategy right now. You’ll find larger fish cruising these small, flooded areas during high waters, looking for an easy snack. Drakes are here, and fish are looking up!
Flies to try: Adams Superfly, FKA Prince, Dancin’ Ricky
Seedskadee: 1720 CFS @ Fontenelle Dam
The Green Below Fontenelle is holding steady under 2000, likely posing a small challenge for wade fishermen. The water is perfect if you are looking for some great top-water action. Big foam has been the ticket, often followed by a very small bead-head nymph.
Flies to try: Chubby Chernobyl, Hippy Stomper, Parachute Adams