08/23/2023

08/23/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Fishing Guide with Client

Guide: Connor

Author: Micah Allen

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Outlook

As we leave early August behind and head toward fall, the cooler temps brought on by more rainy weather have made for more productive late-summer fishing. With low, clear water, the fish are spooky, but with the right fly and technique, fooling them is certainly doable. Most of what we have been fishing—both on the Green and New Fork rivers—has been small mayflies and terrestrials. Most of the larger aquatic insects have stopped hatching, but that doesn’t mean the trout haven’t keyed in on other forms of protein.

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Green River

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Flies to try

Yeti Hopper, Jake’s No-Sink Ant, Guide Winna Spinna Trico

The Green has been considerably more consistent throughout the season, without many low points. Caddis and stoneflies have decreased in numbers recently, but a surge of flying ants and small hoppers has taken their place. Tricos have also begun to hatch here and there.

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Flies to try

Yeti Hopper, Jake’s No-Sink Ant, Guide Winna Spinna Trico

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

Gulp Beetle, Parachute PMD, Perdigon

Most of the New Fork stretches south of Boulder have been fishing slowly lately, but near Pinedale, it has been fishing well for numbers. PMDs, ants and beetles are working well. Large attractors with beaded droppers against banks are also highly productive.

CFS

Flies to try

Gulp Beetle, Parachute PMD, Perdigon

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

Zebra Midge, Water Walker, Ray Charles

Given high daily temperatures, the Green below Fontenelle has been fishing relatively well, with most of the action still coming from below the surface. Hopper dropper rigs and deep-running nymph rigs have been doing the trick, especially in the mornings and evenings.

CFS

Flies to try

Zebra Midge, Water Walker, Ray Charles

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

Bank Robber Sculpin, Euro Prince Nymph, Micro Chubby

With the clear water coming from Boysen Reservoir and stable flows, fishing has improved significantly across most techniques. Streamers and nymphs have been good, especially during brighter times of the day when fish are more hesitant to rise to dries. When the lighting is lower, fish will rise to big foam.

CFS

Flies to try

Bank Robber Sculpin, Euro Prince Nymph, Micro Chubby

Author: Micah Allen

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