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Green River Fly Fishing Report - September 11th, 2012

Fishing on the Green River is excellent some days the next day average.  Not much has changed over the past few weeks except that the flows are now a little lower.  Flows have dropped to around 1100cfs:

Midnight - 5am: 810cfs,
5am – 5pm: 1,090cfs
5pm-10pm- 1,500cfs
10pm –11pm: 910cfs
11pm – midnight: 810cfs 

We are experiencing thunderstorms moving through which turn the fish on and off.  Look for Trico and small mayfly spinner falls around 10am.  These spinner falls get the fish looking up and can be the best fishing of the day.  Fish small dry flies such as ants, or beetles in the mornings.  Double dry set ups and dry dropper are producing as well. 

In the afternoon switch to larger dries such as Chernbobyl Ants, Hoppers, or Crickets. There are also some caddisflies bouncing around - tan and grey size #14  

Weather Forecast


A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear

Water Flows: Steady in the day @ 1100 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, Tricos, Midges, and some Grasshoppers

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

Dry Fly: Go with a small ant or beetle in the morning - larger dries on lower A.
Patterns:  Black Triple Double #12-16
Black Cricket #8-14
Brown Momba #10-14
Beetles #12-16
Chernobyl Ant black, brown #8-14
Caddis tan grey #14-16
Sailor Ants black, brown #14-18
Double Ugly #12-14
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: Gray soft hackle #18-20
WD40's grey, #14-16
Black Beauty #20
Tungsten zebra midges purple, brown, red, wine, black size #18-20
Blood Midge size #18-22
Scuds gray, orange 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 - 820cfs raising up to 1300 cfs around 10am.  Fluctuating during the night for power generation
Bureau of Reclamation
Green River Flow Forecast

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

Best Times: 10am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 5pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 10am - 3pm

Dry Fly: There are nice fish looking up tight to the banks and 20 feet out.
Patterns: Fat Albert black, tan #8-14
Triple Double black #14-16
Double Ugly #14
Black Cricket #8-14
Chernobyl Ant black #8-10
Brown Momba #10-14
Hopper patterns tan, green #8-16
Sailor Ant black, brown #1 -16
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
Rainbow Warrior #14

Emergers: Fish PMD emergers in the mornings.
Patterns: RS2 grey size #16-18
Beefus emerger #18-20


C Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: crystal clear

Water Flows:  Low most of the day - 820cfs then raising up to 1300 cfs late in the evening.  Fluctuating late night for power generation
Bureau of Reclamation
Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches: Tricos, Calibeatis, Beetles, Crickets, a few 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
Triple Double #14-16
Black Cricket #8-14
Chernobyl Ant black #4-10
Double Ugly #14-16
Caddis grey 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 emergers around 10am.
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #18
Beefus emerger #14-18

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