2022 Green River Fly Fishing Reports

January 17th, 2022

The streamer bite on the Green River has been good on all 3 river sections.  Slow retrieves and covering lots of water are key.  The midge hatch has been sparse and the dry fly fishing very spotty.  The midges are thicker on the upper stretches of the river.   Calm days will fish best on the dry flies - if you find fish up stay there as you may not find other risers.  For nymph fishing focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep.    

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 115% of normal.  Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 77% capacity.  We currently have a high pressure overhead keeping storms away.  We need as much moisture as possible -Pray for snow!

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 850 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are a few pods of fish up on these tiny bugs. The trout are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been good on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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February 17th, 2022

The streamer bite on the Green River has been solid - especially on "warm" days.  Use sink tips and retriev your offerings slowly.  The midge hatch has also picked up recently, and pods of risers can be found - again best on warmer days.  The midge hatch is best on upper B and and the A section.  For nymph fishing focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep, when you find active fish try staying in that spot.

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 85% of normal.  Fortunately, there are some storms on the horizon.  Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 77% capacity.  We need as much moisture as possible -Pray for snow!

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 850 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of trout up on these tiny bugs. The fish are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle, so swing on any movement.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been decent on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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March 10th, 2022

The streamer bite remains strong on the Green River.  Warm days tend to make your fingers and the fish happier.  Sink tips and slow retrieves are recommended.  The midge hatch is still unpredictable and inconsistent.  There have been a few BWO sightings, but nothing to get hyped on yet.  Nymph fishing has been decent - focus on the middle and tail-outs of runs (winter holding water) at about 9 feet deep, when you find active fish try staying in that spot.  The strikes will be subtle so swing on anything.  

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 80% of normal. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 78% capacity. We need as much moisture as possible - Pray for snow!

850 CFS average

CLEAR - can change daily

Steady Low Flows

A Section: The lower half of A has been pretty consistent with streamers.  The Midge hatch begins in the mornings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of trout up on these tiny bugs. The fish are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  The strikes are very subtle, so swing on any movement.

B Section:  Nymph rigs and streamers have been the most effective method on the B Section.  Commit to streamers on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been decent on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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April 15th, 2022

The BWO hatch has started with solid bugs emerging over the past couple of days.  The penstocks at Flaming Gorge Dam have not been raised yet.  Hopefully they will raise them in the coming days, which would likely raise the river temperature a couple degrees and make the fishing even better.   Dry fly fishing and the hatch are best on cloudy days. Typically the hatch is best from 11am - 4 pm.  The BWO's (Baetis) on the Green River are grey in color and range in size from #16-20 this time of year.  The peak of the BWO hatch is still ahead of us!  

 

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 82% of normal. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 78% capacity. We need as much moisture as possible - Praying for a wet Spring!

850 CFS average

Murky, but fishable
    
can change daily

Steady Low Flows

A Section: There have been BWO's on all of the A Section lately.  The fish will move into shallow water as the bugs emerge.  In the mornings they are usually found in water 6-10 feet deep. 

B Section:  BWO's are solid on B.  Nymph rigs at 9 feet deep are very effective and the fish are podded up. Streamers a re still producing on lower B.  

C Section:  The BWO's are limited on the C Section, but the trout will definitely move for them.  The upper river sees many more bugs and better action this time of year.  Streamers are hit or miss.  The murky water makes it easier to sneak on the fish.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives, Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Overcast or wet days are best.  5x or 6x tippet

 

Brook's Sprout Baetis #16-20

Nyman's DOA Cripple Baetis #18

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Last Chance Cripple BWO #18

Parachute Adams #22-24

Drop Arse Spinner #16-18

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Lexi's Get Er Done BWO #18

Para Emerger BWO #16-20

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

CDC Jig Streamer

Humungus black/gold

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #18

Barr's Emerger - BWO #16-20

Egan's Silver Bullett Baetis #16-18

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

CDC Loop Wing Emerger grey #18-20

Black Beauty #20-24

RS2 grey, brown, olive #18-22

 

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May 3rd, 2022

FLOWS ARE GOING UP TO 1800CFS AVERAGE - THE DAILY FLOW SCHEDULE IS BELOW

IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO CROSS THE RIVER AS YOU WILL LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CROSS BACK OVER.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL WADING !

 

The BWO (Baetis) hatch is still going strong!  The fishing in the mornings has been slow with some fish eating midges or spinners, but the majority of fish seem to be waiting for the Baetis hatch to fill their bellies.  The BWO emergence has been starting anytime between 11am and 2pm.  The fish are very happy for about 2 hours, and then the fishing tends to slow back down.  Most BWO's are size #18

 

We have seen a cicada on the water, but they are not out yet, we will possibly see them as soon as the weather gets hot for a couple days.  

 

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 82% of normal. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 78% capacity, but will be dropped an additional 15 feet this year to help Lake Powell.   We need as much moisture as possible - Praying for a wet Spring!

1800 CFS average

Currently Clear

can change daily

Fluctuating Flows

A Section: There have been BWO's on all of the A Section lately.  The fish will move into shallow water as the bugs emerge.  In the mornings they are usually found in water 6-10 feet deep. 

B Section:  BWO's are good on B.  Nymph rigs at 9 feet deep are very effective and the fish are podded up. Streamers are still producing on lower B.  

C Section:  The BWO's are limited on the C Section, but the trout will definitely move for them.  The upper river sees many more bugs and better action this time of year.  Streamers are hit or miss.  

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives, Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Overcast or wet days are best.  5x or 6x tippet

 

Brook's Sprout Baetis #16-20

Nyman's DOA Cripple Baetis #18

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Last Chance Cripple BWO #18

Parachute Adams #22-24

Drop Arse Spinner #16-18

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Lexi's Get Er Done BWO #18

Para Emerger BWO #16-20

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

CDC Jig Streamer

Humungus black/gold

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #18

Barr's Emerger - BWO #16-20

Egan's Silver Bullett Baetis #16-18

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

CDC Loop Wing Emerger grey #18-20

Black Beauty #20-24

RS2 grey, brown, olive #18-22

 

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May 25th, 2022

FLOWS ARE GOING UP TO 8,600CFS  

 

You cannot float under Taylor Flat Bridge!  Also Red Creek Rapid - river left, has a huge suck hole that will sink drift boats or trap rafts that get pulled in.  Stay middle / right at the head of this rapid.  There are trees on the edges of the river that are in several feet of swift water and pose threats to boats as well.  The Little Hole Trail is under water in many spots as well.

 

These high flows will do wonders for the fish quality, and clear out most of the unwanted moss.  They will expose sandy areas again and substantially help the aquatic insects.  If you are headed out to fish in the coming days use bright colored worms and small grey scuds.  The river will be fishable from Saturday on.  It will be a mossy / pine needle mess Wednesday to Friday.  The flow schedule is below.  

 

There are some cicadas out as well. Some years the fish will still eat the big dry at these flows.  Here is some more High Water Info and a High Water Video.  

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 82% of normal. Flaming Gorge Reservoir is at about 78% capacity, but will be dropped an additional 15 feet this year to help Lake Powell.   We need as much moisture as possible - Praying for a wet Spring!

8600 CFS

Currently Clear

can change daily

Fluctuating Flows

A Section: There have been some cicadas on the A Section.  The dry fly fishing was solid before the high water releases. Look for good dry fly fishing at flows of  4,600cfs and below.  

B Section:  It should start to be fishable from Saturday on.  It usually takes awhile to clear up below Red Creek Rapid during these high flows.   Should fish good at flows of 4,600cfs or lower

C Section:  The C Section was really good before the run off.  It will be unfishable for a bit as all of the moss and debris upstream accumulates on down on C.  

Hatches: Terrestrials, Blue Wing Olives

 

Dry Flies

Hot and Sunny for Terrestrials - Overcast Days for BWO's 3x- 5x tippet

 

Lovejoy's Cicada #10

Card's Cicada #10

High Vis Chubby Chernobyl #10-14

Fat Albert tan black #8-12

Moodah Poodah #10

PMX #8-10

Triple Double #10-14

Para Emerger BWO #16-20

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

CDC Jig Streamer

Humungus black/gold

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Flossy Worm pink, purple, red, orange #10-14

Anderson's UV Juan pink, orange, red #1

Jig San Juan Worm - all colors #10

Wire Worm orange Pink Red Brown #4-10

Grey Soft Hackle #18

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Barr's Emerger - BWO #16-20

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #16 -20

 

For the most recent updates please follow us on Facebook and Instagram . We are happy to answer any questions about the river and can be texted at 801-885-0573. Thanks!

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Historical River Reports

Green River Fly Fishing Reports from Previous Months and Years

 

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