Green River Fly Fishing Report

November 9th, 2020

The reports for fly fishing on the Green River have concluded that the action has been slow for the past month or so.  Several factors are causing this - namely low flows of 900 cfs, and all the pressure that we had on the river this past season.  2020 was the busiest year ever on the river with use up about 50%.  Streamers and nymphing have been the most productive techniques.  

The brown trout are starting to get colored up and aggressive towards streamers.  The low flow levels will be tough on the spawning fish as they will have little cover to help keep them safe from "eggers". Our trout numbers are down over the past few years, and targeting the spawning fish is highly frowned upon.

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 900 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: Look for Midges to hatch in the mormings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of fish up on these tiny bugs. The trout are moving into their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  

B Section:  Steeamers and nymph rigs have been the most effective.. 

C Section:  The action has been slow.  Streamers and dry flies.  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 mornings have been great for small dry fly fishing during the Trico spinner fall. The Pseudocloeon hatch is solid on cloudy days with bugs still coming off on sunny days.

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Fat Albert #6-10 black, tan

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Black Toast Ant #16

Chernobyl Ant #8-10 black

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

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

Schmidt's Junk Yard Dog

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Heisenberg - black & Wyoming Cowboy

Drunk & Disorderly - articulated white / pearl

Galloup's Boogieman - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 4x or 5x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Egan's Thread Frenchie #16-18

Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #16 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Egan's Frenchie #16

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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October 8, 2020

The Green River is fishing slower than normal. The snowfall that we had in early September killed off a majority of the terrestrial insects. There are still some terrestrial bugs around - ants, crickets, beetles and hoppers but the takes are random and there doesn't seem to be a top producing pattern. There are Psuedocloeon and Tricos hatching around 10:30 - they are small , size 24. Matching the hatch is very tough on these patterns - try using a tiny Parachute Adams or ant pattern to tempt trout rising to these little dries.

 

The flows are decreasing daily and are now averaging 1,200cfs. They are currently fluctuating from about 1,000cfs to 1,6000 cfs daily. They will be dropping 50cfs per day until they reach an average flow of 950cfs on October 13th. This low flow level will be tough on the spawning fish as they will have little cover to help keep them safe from "eggers". Our trout numbers are down over the past few years, and targeting the spawning fish is highly frowned upon.

Green River Flow Forecast  Dropping 50cfs daily.

 

Current Flow Level - 1,200 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: Look for Pseudocloeons and Tricos to hatch in the mormings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of fish up on this tiny bugs. 

B Section:  The Pseudocloeons and Tricos to hatches are not as prolific on the B Section but there are some trout that will key into them around 10am. 

C Section:  Big dry flies and streamers are you best bet.

Hatches: Terrestrials, Tricos, Pseudocloeon

 

Dry Flies

Calm mornings have been great for small dry fly fishing during the Trico spinner fall. The Pseudocloeon hatch is solid on cloudy days with bugs still coming off on sunny days.

 

Bionic Ant #12 -16 purple, brown, black

Chubby Chernobyl royal, tan, purple #8 - 14

Morrish Hopper #10 tan, yellow, pink

Snookie brown black #8

Fat Albert #6-10 black, tan

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Indicator Para Trico #22

Black Toast Ant #16

Chernobyl Ant #8-10 black

Triple Double #14-16 amber, black

 

Streamers

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

Schmidt's Junk Yard Dog

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Heisenberg - black & Wyoming Cowboy

Drunk & Disorderly - articulated white / pearl

Galloup's Boogieman - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 4x or 5x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Egan's Thread Frenchie #16-18

Tungsten Zebra Midge #18-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #16 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Egan's Frenchie #16

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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!

Historical River Reports

Green River Fly Fishing Reports from Previous Years

 

2020

2019

2018

 

 

 

              

Spinner Fall Guide Service is authorized to conduct guided fly fishing trips on the Green River in Utah.

BLM & Ashley National Forest Permit # 9156

 

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