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Green River Fly Fishing Report - May 10, 2012


There still is no solid word on the high water flows for the Green River this year.  We receive updates almost daily and will keep you posted. 

There are cicadas on the A section and fishing the big dry has been awesome!  The Green River is also fishing very well with midges in the morning and BWO's in the afternoon. The Blue Wing Olive's are still emerging mid-day espescially on cloudy days.  Nymphing has been very productive - especially on the upper A section, and upper B section.  


The Green River Flows are averaging 1,600cfs per day which is ideal for float and wade fishing. 


Weather Forecast


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear

Water Flows:  1,600 cfs - daily average 
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Midges, BWO's, a few Stoneflies

Best Times: 10am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Dries are producing quality fish - Surface feeding fish are very podded up. Look for the best action mid day during the BWO hatch.
Patterns: Card's Cicada #10Parachute Adams #16-18
BWO dry patterns size #16-18
Spotlight Midge black, grey #18-22
Mating Midge #20-24
Double Ugly #10-14
Black Cricket #10-14
Chernobyl Ant #10-14

Streamer: If you are fishing from a boat use an intermediate sink tip line on the upper A section. Fish streamers slowly or even dead drift them on a nymph rig.
Patterns: Circus Peanut #4
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing well mornings/mid day
Patterns: WD40's grey, black, wine, #18-22
Juju Baetis #16-18
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Blood Midge size #18-22
Scuds olive, gray size #16-22
Brassie #18
Miracle Midge #18-20
 

Emergers: Fishing best mid-day 
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #16-20
RS2 size #16-18
Beefus emerger #16-20


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear for the first 4 miles
Red Creek: Slightly off color - subject to daily change in the spring

Water Flows: 1,600 cfs - daily average
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Midges, BWO's, a few #14 black stoneflies

Best Times: Mid-day
Dry Fly - 10am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Slow compared to the A & C Sections - best action at dusk.
Patterns: Parachute Adams #16-20
BWO dry fly patterns # 16-20
Spotlight Midge black, grey #20-24
Card's Cicada #10
Elvira Cicada #10
Black Cricket #10-14
Chernobyl Ant #10 black
Double Ugly #10-14

Streamer: If you are fishing from a boat use an intermediate sink tip line. Fish streamers slowly or even dead drift them on a nymph rig.
Patterns: Circus peanut #4
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing well mornings/mid day
Patterns: WD40's grey, black, wine, #16-20
Juju Baetis #16-20
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Scuds olive, gray size #16-22
Brassie #14-18

Emergers: Fishing best mid-day
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #16-18
RS2 size #16-20
Beefus emerger #16-20


C Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: clear & low till later in the day 
Red Creek: Slightly Muddy - subject to daily change in the spring

Water Flows: 1,600 cfs - daily average
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Terrestrials

Best Times: Mid-day
Dry Fly - 10am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Dries are producing quality fish - Surface feeding fish are very podded up. Quality presentations are needed most of the time.
Patterns: Card's Cicada #10
Elvira Cicada #8-10
Tan or Green Hoppers #8-10
Double Ugly #10-14
Black Cricket #8-10
Chernobyl Ant #8-10

Streamer: If you are fishing from a boat use an intermediate sink tip line. Fish streamers slowly!
Patterns: Circus Peanut #4
Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Fishing well mornings/mid day
Patterns: WD40's grey, black, wine, #16-20
Juju Baetis #16-20
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #14-20
Scuds olive, gray size #16-22
Copper John #14

Emergers: Fishing best mid-day 
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #16-18
RS2 size #16-18
Beefus emerger #16-18

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