05/31/2024

05/31/2024

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Drift boat photo taken by Liz

Author: Micah Allen

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Outlook

Just as suspected, the cooler weather last week caused the water to lower and clear up, and with the recent warmer weather this week, the rivers have spiked a bit. Fishing is still very productive, and we have even seen some signs of larger bug activity. Most of the fish are still keyed in on subsurface bugs, but soon enough, they will find the food on top.

Tomorrow, June 1st, is our annual community appreciation day, so drop by the shop if you're in the area between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We'll be firing up the grill, and we've got some great giveaways. Come grab a hot meal and a raffle ticket just for showing up, and bring your friends and family for a free casting lesson!⁠ Everyone is welcome.

Rivers

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Green River

CFS

Flies to try

Pat’s Bareback, Heisenberg, Copper Stone

The Green has seen much less of a rise in water levels but still has some tea color to it. With the river on the rise, the upper reaches will be less cloudy, but the fishing on the Green during early runoff is still worth the stay. Larger stoneflies are being seen on and around the riverbanks, so stonefly nymphs have been great. Streamer fishing has also still been a go-to.

CFS

Flies to try

Pat’s Bareback, Heisenberg, Copper Stone

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

Twisted Worm, Jig Squirmy Worm, FB Pheasant Tail

The New Fork rose much faster and more significantly than the Green, so lower on the river is likely to have low visibility. Upper sections will be tea-colored, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will fish better. Just like every year, when the mud and silt come, so do the worms. During runoff, loads of earthworms get washed into the system, and the fish absolutely love it.

CFS

Flies to try

Twisted Worm, Jig Squirmy Worm, FB Pheasant Tail

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

HH Sow Bug, Holo Chironomid Pupa, Kreelex

The Green below Fontenelle has been on fire lately. Lots of nice fish are being caught in healthy numbers. Even with some small hatches, it’s still difficult to find many fish feeding on the surface, so the usual bread-and-butter patterns should do the trick throughout most of the day.

CFS

Flies to try

HH Sow Bug, Holo Chironomid Pupa, Kreelex

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

WD-40, Hi-Vis BWO, Ultra Scud

The Bighorn near Thermopolis hasn’t changed much in fishing quality, even with a nearly 400 CFS drop in water levels a few days ago. Fish are still actively feeding on baetis pupae and baitfish, and more fish are starting to find bugs on top with the warmer weather and lower water.

CFS

Flies to try

WD-40, Hi-Vis BWO, Ultra Scud

Author: Micah Allen

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