JuneTypical fly fishing conditions for the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam in June
Average Temperatures: 50 - 85 degrees Farenheit
Fishing Scale: poor - fair - good - great - epic!
River Pressure: heavy - the rafting season begins Memorial Day Weekend. A majority of the river traffic float the A section of the river.
Hatches: Cicadas, PMD's #14-16, Terrestrial Insects , Golden Stoneflies #4-6, Yellow Sally Stoneflies #14, a few BWO's #16-18,
Best Techniques: Dry Fly - Some of the best dry fly fishing anywhere occurs on the Green River in June. Remember to let the trout eat your fly before setting the hook.
Nymphing runs & pools (about 7 feet deep) - The trout will move into shallow water and over moss beds around 10am when the PMD nymphs begin to emerge
Streamers fished early in the mornings, at dusk and in the shade.
Best Fly Patterns:
Cicadas #8-10, #4-6
PMX Parachute Cricket #8-14
Chernobyl Ants black, brown, tan #4-12
Beefus PMD Emerger #14-16
Fat Albert tan, black #8-14
Stimulators orange, yellow #14
Parachute PMD #14-16
Tungsten Zebra Midge brown, disco, wine #14-16
Wooly Buggers black, gold, white, olive #4-8
Triple Double black, amber, purple, olive #10-16
The Green River is world famous for the prolific cicada hatch. The cicadas begin to emerge when the ground temperature reaches the mid 50's. This can occur anytime from early May to mid June. The cicadas live for about 1 month after emergence. Cicadas are not very accurate flyers and frequently land in the water causing explosive strikes from eager trout.
Other highlights of June include PMD Mayflies and Yellow Sally Stonefly hatches. Both of these hatches typically start in late June, and are more prolific on the B and C sections. Also on the trout menu are grasshoppers, ants, & beetles. check out our Terrestrial Insects page for fishing tips and more dry fly info.