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Green River Fly Fishing Report
May 16, 2017

The flows on the Green River are stable at 6,600cfs - scheduled to go back up to 8,600 on May 25th.

Flows will likely be high throughout June with early predictions showing flows receding on July 1st.  The timing for the flow decrease will be determined by the amount of precipitation that we receive in the rest of May combined with how quickly the temperatures warm up.  We will keep you posted as information becomes available.

The nymph fishing is really good from a drift boat with BWO patterns.  The BWO hatch has been peaking around 3pm, but can change daily.  Sight fishing opportunities are abundant during the peak of the hatch. 

We have seen some cicadas out as well as crickets and hoppers on the banks.  We need hot weather to help bring up the bugs and to warm up the river temerature.

The fishing in the mornings has been slow.  Most of the fish seem to be gorging for about an hour or two when the BWO's emerge - lately around 2pm.  

Wade fishing is difficult and access is limited so plan accordingly. The the trail that runs between the Dam and Little Hole is under a water in several spots.  Red Creek Rapid on the B section is also difficult to safely navigate at this flow level and not recommended for inexperienced rowers. 

 

Taylor Flat Bridge near the beginning of the C Section is also unpassable at these flows.

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A Section

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: Clear

Water Flows: 6,600cfs and stable - Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  BWO's, Worms, Midges, Scuds

Best Times: 10am - 5pm
Dry Fly - 11am - 5pm
Streamer - all day - best on cloudy days
Nymph - 9am - 4pm

Dry Fly:  BWO around 11am   
Patterns:   Card's Cicada- black #8-10 - edible dropper floater
Harrops Last Chance Cripple BWO #18
Parachute Adams #16-18
Snowshoe Dun BWO #16
Cripple Thor #16-18

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

Nymphs:  Deep and Dirty
Patterns:  JUJU Baetis #16-18
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
Aero Baetis #16
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #18-22
WD40 grey #16-20
RS2 grey #16-18

Emergers: BWO's emerging between 11-2 pm
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #16-20
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: Running but the entire B Section is fishable.  

Water Flows:  6,600cfs   Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  BWO's, worms, Scuds, Midges

Best Times: 11am - 4pm
Dry Fly - 10am - 4pm
Streamer - early or late, cloudy days, flow changes
Nymph - 9am - 4pm

Dry Fly: Hatch begins around 11am - everyday is different 
Patterns:  Card's Cicada #8-10 - edible dropper floater
Snowshoe Dun BWO #16
Cripple Thor #18
Harrops Last Chance Cripple #18
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: Juju Baetis #16-18
Aero Baetis #16
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 #18-20
Grey Soft Hackle #16-20
WD40 grey #16-20

Emergers: BWO's emerging around noon
Patterns: Grey Soft Hackle #16-20
Beefus BWO Emerger #16
Barr's BWO Emerger #16-18


C Section

 

The C Section will likely not fish well until the flows recede.

Taylor Flat Bridge should not be floated under. 

 

 

Fishing: poor - fair - good - great - epic

Water Condition: C is very off color

Water Flows: 6,600cfs 
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   BWO 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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