07/05/2023

07/05/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

holding brown trout

Author: Micah Allen

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Outlook

You know it’s July in Pinedale when it feels like you’re about to be carried away by mosquitos, but the quality of the fishing makes it worthwhile. The bugs are working their way upstream, which puts more water into play by the day. Nymphs and streamers aren’t totally off the table, but a good portion of the day can be had on top.

Rivers

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Green River

CFS

Flies to try

Plan B, Big Sky Salmonfly, Circus Peanut

The Green is in good shape and still dropping by the day. It feels higher in the upper reaches and is still quite cold up high. However, the areas from Daniel and below are fishing well, with up to 5 feet of visibility and consistent hatches throughout the day. The hatch schedule is a bit off on the Green, as we are just now seeing Salmonflies, but they’re here in great numbers.

CFS

Flies to try

Plan B, Big Sky Salmonfly, Circus Peanut

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

On-Point Para Wulff, Film Critic, The Fly Formerly Known as Prince

The New Fork is still higher than the Green, but from a drift boat is very productive. Drakes are in full swing as far north as Boulder and creeping upstream by the day. Golden stones and even a few caddis have been popping off, and the fish are looking for them, especially in the afternoon.

CFS

Flies to try

On-Point Para Wulff, Film Critic, The Fly Formerly Known as Prince

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

Dungeon, Hot Head Wooly Bugger, Rusty Trombone

The Green below Fontenelle is still high, but floating can be productive. There are some bugs, but streamer fishing is the most productive means. Stick to inside softies and eddies.

CFS

Flies to try

Dungeon, Hot Head Wooly Bugger, Rusty Trombone

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

TB Jig Squirmy Worm, Jig BWO, TB 20 Incher

The Bighorn in Thermopolis is still blown out, with clarity in the inches and dangerous flows. We predict the flows will drop again next week, and the bugs will pop back out. Until then, heavy, deep nymph rigs should get it done in slower water.

CFS

Flies to try

TB Jig Squirmy Worm, Jig BWO, TB 20 Incher

Author: Micah Allen

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