10/12/2023

10/12/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Guide School Client Holding Large Brown Trout

Author: Micah Allen

NOTICE: BROWN TROUT SPAWN. AVOID DISTURBING REDDS AND REPRODUCING FISH.

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NOTICE: BROWN TROUT SPAWN. AVOID DISTURBING REDDS AND REPRODUCING FISH.

This week is the official start of the brown trout spawn on the New Fork and Green Rivers, so watch out for the redds and try not to pressure actively reproducing fish! The cold front moving in has gotten fish and birds moving alike, so bird hunting, as well as fishing, will only get better. Even with the shift in weather, it looks like nicer weather again next week, and this long fall is giving us ample time to enjoy streamer season.

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Green River

CFS

Flies to try

Bank Robber, Mini Dungeon, 20-Incher

The Green has done nothing but drop, but the fish are still consolidated in pockets, especially toward Warren Bridge. Browns will spawn in the shallows for a while, and rainbows will be in their wake, cleaning up anything left behind.

CFS

Flies to try

Bank Robber, Mini Dungeon, 20-Incher

New Fork River

CFS

Flies to try

Leadeye Bugger, Cactus Wooly, McCune’s Sculpin

The New Fork has seen a significant spike in spawners seemingly overnight, which means rainbows and cutthroat will be on the prowl. Fish deeper pools, and you’re liable to find pre-spawn browns or eager rainbows looking for a big snack.

CFS

Flies to try

Leadeye Bugger, Cactus Wooly, McCune’s Sculpin

Seedskadee

CFS

Flies to try

Muddler Minnow, Crazy-Dad, Ray Charles

The Green below Fontenelle is starting to turn around with a receding moss presence. Active spawning browns aren’t as prevalent yet, but they should begin full swing soon. With the moss becoming less of an issue, you can fish far into the refuge and get a fly in front of fish that haven’t had much recent pressure.

CFS

Flies to try

Muddler Minnow, Crazy-Dad, Ray Charles

Bighorn River

CFS

Flies to try

Guide Winna Spinna, PMD Emerger, Perdigon

The hoppers are still becoming less effective week over week, but the BWOs and PMDs are in full swing, along with some midges on chilly days. Dry dropper fishing is always productive during hours of hatch-free fishing. Most of the fish will eat further up in the water column, but dredging nymphs is extremely prolific.

CFS

Flies to try

Guide Winna Spinna, PMD Emerger, Perdigon

Author: Micah Allen

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