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Green River Fly Fishing Report
March 24, 2017


The flows on the Green River will be increased to 6,600cfs on March 27th.
 

"It is currently anticipated that releases will remain at this level for the remainder of the spring runoff season."  

They will be opening 1 of the 2 bipass tubes around 7am on March 27th.  We still have 157% of normal snow pack in the mountains and just had a very wet March.
We will keep you posted as information becomes available.

The BWO's thrive in oxygenated water so the hatch should be great this year.  Worms and BWO patterns will dominate the fishes diet for the coming weeks.  Flows at this level in April are unprecedented in the last 30 years.  It will be a fun and very unique Spring on the Green !

Wade fishing will be very difficult so plan accordingly.  At flows of 9,000cfs they close the trail that runs between the Dam and Little Hole as much of the trail is submerged.  Red Creek Rapid on the B section is also difficult to safely navigate at this flow level and not recommended for inexperienced oarsmen/women. 
Taylor Flat Bridge near the beginning of the C Section is also unpassable at these flows.

Check out our high water page for more info.

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A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Off Color - should clear in a few days

Water Flows: 6,600cfs after March 27th - Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  Worms, Midges, a few BWO's

Best Times: 10am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - all day - best on cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 4pm

Dry Fly:  Midges around 10am - BWO's in the afternoons  
Patterns:   Card's Cicada- black #8-10
Griffiths Gnat #20
Parachute Adams #16-18

Streamer: Slower retreival - heavy flies and/or sink tips
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black, olive, black/red #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive, #1-2
Sex Dungeon : black, olive and tan

Nymphs:  Deep and Dirty
Patterns:  Barbless Wiggly Worm #8 Red, Pink, Tan, Orange
Wire Worm #6-10 red, pink, orange, purple
Tungsten zebra midges brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #18-22
Jakes DB Rib Worm #8 Red
RS2 grey #16-18

Emergers: BWO's emerging between 11-2 pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #18-22
Barr's BWO Emerger #16-18
Beefus BWO Emerger #18


B Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Slightly Off Color
Red Creek: The visibility from Red Creek downstream will be very limited for the next couple weeks.  

Water Flows:  6,600cfs after March 27th.  Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   Midges and some BWO's

Best Times: 10am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 3pm

Dry Fly: Worms until it clears up 
Patterns:  Card's cicada #8-10
Black Kilinkhammer #16
Triple Double #10-14 black
Griffiths Gnat
#20
Parachute Adams #16-18

Streamer: darker streamers seem to get their attention better in the mornings
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black, olive, black/red #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive #1-2
Articulated streamers in black, olive, white and tan

Nymphs: deep and dirty
Patterns: Barbless Wiggly Worm #8 red, pink, brown, orange
Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-18
Pheasant Tail Czech Copper #14-16
Wire Worm #6-10 red, pink, purple, orange, brown

Scuds orange, gray size #16-24
Grey Soft Hackle #18-22

Emergers: BWO's emerging around noon
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #18-22
Beefus BWO Emerger #16
Barr's BWO Emerger #16-18


C Section

 

The C Section will likely not fish well for a few weeks as it will be very sandy and mossy. 

Taylor Flat Bridge should not be floated under. 

 

 

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: C is very dirty

Water Flows: 6,600cfs after March 27th.
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   Worms

Best Times: 10am - 6pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 6pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 1pm

Dry Fly: Dry Fly opportunites are streamers and worms.  
Patterns: 

Streamer:  Fish streamers in slower water, tight to the banks, & in bad weather. 
Patterns: Cheech Leech : tan, black/red, black, olive #1
El Sculpito : tan, olive #1-2
Sex Dungeon black olive and tan

Nymphs: Nymphing on C is a sin and will bring you bad Karma.  But if you are a glutton for punishment these bugs will work...
Patterns: Barbless Wiggly Worm #8 red, orange, pink, brown, tan

Tungsten zebra midges disco, brown, red, wine, black size #14-16
Pheasant Tail Czech Copper #16
Wire Worm #6-10 red, brown, orange, pink

Jakes DB Rib Worm
#8 red
 

Emergers: Worm Emergers  
Patterns: Barr's BWO Emergers #16
Beefus  BWO emerger #16

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