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Green River Fly Fishing Report
June 6, 2017

The flows on the Green River are stable at 8,600cfs.  Drift boat fishing with guides has been great - they are eating cicadas !

Flows will likely be high throughout June with early predictions showing flows receding on July 1st. We will keep you posted as information becomes available.

Cicadas are out and clicking, while not an epic hatch, there are plenty around to keep the fish looking up.  There are also crickets and hoppers on the banks.

The fishing in the mornings has been slow.  The water is still pretty cold for this time of year, but action gets better as the day warms up.   

Nymph fishing has been consistent.  Streamers have been good one day, then no action the next.  

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: 8,600cfs and stable - Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  Cicadas, Terrestrials, Some 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:  Best when it warms up   
Patterns:   Card's Cicada- black #8-10
Unsinkabeetle black #8-10
Chernobyl Ant black #8-10
Moodah Poodah black #8-10
PMX Cricket black #8-10
Fat Albert tan, black #8-10

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 in back eddies and drop offs
Patterns:  
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #18-22
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
Frenchie #14-20
WD40 grey #18-22

Emergers: A few BWO's emerging between 11-3 on cloudy days
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:  8,600cfs   Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:  Cicadas, Terrestrials, a few 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: Best on upper B when it is warm
Patterns:  Card's Cicada #8-10 
Unsinkabeetle black #8-10
Moodah Poodah Black #8-10
PMX Cricket black #8-10 
Fat Albert tan, black #8-10

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 in back eddies and drop offs
Patterns: 
Scuds olive, orange, gray size #18-22
Frenchie #14-20
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

Grey Soft Hackle #16-20
WD40 grey #16-20

Emergers: A few BWO's emerging around noon on cloudy days
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 off color

Water Flows: 8,600cfs 
Bureau of Reclamation Green River Flow Forecast

Hatches:   Terrestrials 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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