Green River Fly Fishing Report

December 15th, 2020

The Green River is currently running at 1,000cfs.  The best fishing has been using streamers on the B Section.  The A and C sections have been hit or miss.  There are a few midges on the A section - most of the fish are holding in their winter lies and casually feeding on small scuds and midges. 200 -250 grain sink tips will help get streamers in the feeding zone as the trout are not very aggresive in cold water.  

 

The brown trout (and a few rainbow trout) are spawning.  Please be respectful of reproducing fish and give them room to create future generations.  

Green River Flow Forecast  Daily fluctuations on the upper river..

 

Current Flow Level - 1,000 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: The midge hatch begins in the mormings around 10am.  On calm days there are pods of fish up on this little bugs. 

B Section:  The Streamer bite has been consistent.  Red Creek Rapid can be very dangerous at low flows, especially in the winter months when you are likely the only boat on the river.  

C Section:  Streamers have been hit or miss.  Fish them slowly  and or swing them.  

Hatches: Midges

 

Dry Flies

Warm mornings have been the best for small dry fly fishing. The midge hatch is best on calm days.  Bring your A game. 6X tippet

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Triple Double #14-16 amber, black

Orange Asher #22

 

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 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Egan's Thread Frenchie #16-18

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

Pheasant Tail #16 -22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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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

 

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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