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Green River Fly Fishing Report - June 25, 2012

The fishing on the Green River is very good!  Yellow Sally Stoneflies and Caddis flies are fluttering about making it look like snow when they are dropping their eggs.  There are some PMD's around and crickets everywhere. 

The water temperature below the dam is stable @ an optimal 54 degrees.  The river flows are averaging 1,350cfs per day - fluctuating a bit at night. 

The trout are fat and happy after the high water flows - the brown trout are as healthy as we have seen in years, and the rainbows are almost as wide as they are long, both are fighting hard.  


Weather Forecast


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear

Water Flows: Steady in the day @ 1350 cfs.  The flows are fluctuating during the night for power generation.
Bureau of Reclamation
Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Crickets, Ants, Beetles, Caddis - gray & tan #14-16, Yellow sally Stoneflies #14, Midges, and some Grasshoppers

Best Times: 9am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 9am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late & rainy days
Nymph - 8am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Fishing is improving most flies size #8-14 will work.
Patterns:  Amber Triple Double #14-16
Black Cricket #8-14
Brown Momba #10-14
Beetles #12-16
Chernobyl Ant black, brown #8-14
Elk Hair Caddis tan #14-16
Sailor Ants black, brown #14-18
Triple Double black #10-14
Hopper patterns #8-14

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:Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10
Circus Peanut #4
Sex Dungeon #2 black, white, tan, olive

Nymphs: Fishing well mornings/mid day
Patterns: Pheasant Tails #14-16
WD40's grey, yellow, #14-16
Iron Sally #14
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Blood Midge size #18-22
Scuds gray size #16-22

Emergers: Fish midge emergers in the mornings and small BWO emergers in the afternoon on cloudy/rainy days
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle size #20-22
RS2 size #18-22
Beefus PMD emerger #16-18
Barrs PMD Emerger #14-16


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear
Red Creek: Running clear - the Green River is fishing great below Red Creek Rapid

Water Flows: Low in the morning raising up to 1350 cfs.  Fluctuating during the night for power generation
Bureau of Reclamation
Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  A few Cicadas, Beetles, Caddis #14-16 tan, Crickets, PMD's, Yellow Sally Stoneflies, and other terrestrials

Best Times: 9am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 9am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: There are nice fish looking up tight to the banks and 20 feet out.
Patterns: Fat Albert black, tan #8-14
Amber Triple Double #14-26
Cicada Patterns black #8-10
Black Cricket #8-14
Chernobyl Ant black #8-10
PMD dries #14-16
Hopper patterns tan, green #8-16
Triple Double peacock, black #14
Elk Hair Caddis tan, gray #14-16

Streamer: If you are fishing from a boat use an intermediate sink tip line. Fish streamers tight to the banks or even dead drift them on a nymph rig.
Patterns:Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10
Circus Peanut and Sex Dungeons in ginger, black or white #2 

Nymphs: Fishing well all day
Patterns: WD40's yellow, brown, #14-16
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Pheasant Tails #14-16
Scuds orange, gray size #14-20
San Juan Worm brown, orange, red #8-14
Copper John #14

Emergers: Fish PMD emergers in the mornings.
Patterns: RS2 Yellow size #14-16
Beefus PMD emerger #14-16


C Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear

Water Flows:  Low until mid afternoon then raising up to 1350 cfs during the rest of the day.  Fluctuating late night for power generation
Bureau of Reclamation
Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: A few cicadas, Beetles, Crickets, PMD's, Yellow Sally Stoneflies, Caddis, other terrestrials

Best Times: 9am - 6pm
Dry Fly - 9am - 6pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 1pm

Dry Fly: There are some nice fish looking up tight to the banks and 20 feet out.
Patterns: Fat Albert black, tan #6-14
Amber Triple Double #14-16
Black Cricket #8-14
Chernobyl Ant black #4-10
PMD dries #14-16
Elk Hair Caddis tan #14-16
Hopper patterns olive, tan #6-14 

Streamer: If you are fishing from a boat use an intermediate sink tip line. Fish streamers tight to the banks.
Patterns:Wooly Buggers: gold, ginger, black, white, olive #2-10
Wool Head Sculpins black, olive, natural #2-10

Nymphs: Use as a dropper
Patterns: Iron Sally #14
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-16
Pheasant Tails #14-16
Scuds gray size #14-16

Emergers: Fish PMD emergers in the mornings.
Patterns: RS2 yellow size #14-16
Beefus PMD emerger #14-16

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