Springtime in Sublette County is finally here.  We are seeing the first significant flow bump of 2018.  The Green is blown out at the Forest Boundary and everything above that is only accessible with a snow-machine or by hiking in.  The New Fork is holding clear and stable for now-but expect this to change soon.

Soda lake opened this week  (May 1st) and the famous stillwater fishes great during the month of May. Fish count numbers from the fall show this fishery improving each year.  Stop by the shop and check out the new selection of flies for this fishery!

Green River

The Green River has reached over 1000 cfs for the first time in 2018.  The clarity at Warren Bridge is 6 inches at best.  You can drive up to Warren Bridge 12, but the water clarity doesn’t improve at all.  The Forest section is still snow-packed but could bust open in the next few weeks with the sunny forecast.  Call the shop or check back on the website for an up-to-date report as this river will be changing a lot in May and June.

New Fork River

This river has been open for over a month now and been fishing well.  Streamer fishing is solid and if you get down and dirty with some nymphs there are plenty of feeding fish, trout and whitey!  This river is slowly on the rise with water levels and will get off-color soon.  The upper sections are still running very clear and clean.  The fish are feeding later in the day (after lunch) and the deep pools are still holding most of the fish.  The dry fly scene is hit or miss, but we are seeing some BWO and small midges coming off when the wind stops blowing.

Lakes

The local lakes have started fishing well.  Book a trip with our guides and let them show you how they fish our local lakes.  We fly fish and troll many of our lakes with great success during the river run-off.  If you have never thought about a lake fishing trip-give us a call and we can fill you in with details.  Best stillwaters this week were Boulder Lake and Fontenelle.  Soda Lake will be the hot topic for the next few days!

Access Issues and Closures

New Fork:  Town to Airport section has a few very tight spots for most drift boats with some early season some log jams and very skinny runs.  Nothing on the section is unfloatable, but just keep your eyes on what’s coming next to avoid issues.  Stop by the shop if you’re headed that way and we can give you more details.Upper Green (Forest):  The road is still snowpacked.  You can drive up a few hundred yards, but that’s it.  The Forest Boundary boat ramp is still blocked by snow and drifts.Stay tuned for more information. We will be posting frequent updates as the season progresses. Get in on these prime Green River and New Fork River conditions. Book your fishing trip today!

Green River: Flows at Warren Bridge are 863 cfs.
New Fork River: Flows at Hwy 351 are 684 cfs.

Fishing Folk Tunes:

Fly of the Week:  Black Streamers! Big and Small sizes worked-have them both

Float of the Week:  New Fork sections- any section

Hot off the press:  TWO RIVERS FISHING COMPANY opened the doors this weekend in PINEDALE!  Come check out the new shop.  We are located on Pine (main) Street across from the old Two Rivers Emporium.

Rods and Reels:  The new fly rods at TRFC will fit anyone’s needs and budget.  We have the Sage X rods in and the Winston BIIIX.  Both these rods are top of the line and make casting to early season wily trout feel like cheating.

Street Eats:  The Den is rocking the best Prime Rib around.  Weekend only but worth the stop!

Quote of the Week: Guide guideline for a slow day fishing:

Yesterday was on fire!

We caught a monster fish right there last week.

The hatch was insane a few days ago.

I guess this is why they call it fishing not catching!

 


As always, pop in the shop and check out the largest selection of flies in Sublette County, and get the most up-to-date fishing conditions firsthand.

‘Til next time: Row On!