06/28/2023

06/28/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Brown Trout on the New Fork River

Author: Micah Allen

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Outlook

It’s nice and sunny with temperatures in the mid-sixties most of this week, and we couldn’t be happier about it. It’s only a matter of time (hopefully days) before the tide turns, and subsurface flies can be the backup for a while. A healthy mix of nymphs, streamers and dries is getting it done for now. The rivers have semi-stabilized, and even though we haven’t seen all our snowpack disappear, it looks as if the peak runoff is behind us.
Also, if you’re reading this, Donny, don’t forget to send it to Trey.

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Green River

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Flies to try

Jake’s Yellow Sally, Film Critic, DB Rib Worm

The Green has cleared up a lot in the past week and has also begun to drop. Though float fishing is still the way to go, wade fishing is becoming increasingly doable by the day. Caddis, Calibaetis and small stones are seen daily in small numbers, and the fish are taking notice on warmer days. Even with the promise of hatches, the worm is still king for the time being.

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Flies to try

Jake’s Yellow Sally, Film Critic, DB Rib Worm

New Fork River

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Flies to try

Dancin’ Ricky, Hebgen Dun, Galloup’s Tips Up

The story of the New Fork this week is like the Green, with decreased flows and increased clarity, but the dry fly action has been more consistent. With a few different hatches throughout the day and more trout looking up, the lower New Fork will likely be the spot to be in the upcoming days if we see similar weather and water trends. In the meantime, streamer fishing is hot throughout the drainage.

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Flies to try

Dancin’ Ricky, Hebgen Dun, Galloup’s Tips Up

Seedskadee

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Flies to try

HH Sow Bug, Headbanger Sculpin, Silverman’s Bacon and Eggs

The Green below Fontenelle is still raging, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon. Now over 7,000 CFS, wade fishing isn’t advisable, but linking two float sections together has proven productive if you can target sloughs and slack areas.

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Flies to try

HH Sow Bug, Headbanger Sculpin, Silverman’s Bacon and Eggs

Bighorn River

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Flies to try

Parachute BWO, Lite Brite Perdigon, Kauffman’s Stone

The Bighorn is definitely blown out, but the clarity still isn’t too bad. Fishing soft edges deep and slow will likely get the job done but be cautious with that much water coming down. On days with a bit of warm cloud cover, BWOs are still coming off, so always be prepared for that.

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Flies to try

Parachute BWO, Lite Brite Perdigon, Kauffman’s Stone

Author: Micah Allen

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