Fly Fishing Report - Green River March 18, 2020
The local shops and hotels in the Dutch John, Utah area remain open. The restaurant at Flaming Gorge Resort is closed to dining inside, but they have curbside service, food to go, and are happy to deliver to your room as well.
We are still running guided trips and have had trips go out most days this past week. Tthe fishing has been solid with streamers and nymphs. The dry fly action is hit or miss, with a few BWO dry flies showing up on cloudy days. A basic size #16 Parachute Adams will do the trick for trout rising on Blue Wing Olives.
The flows on the Green River are averaging 1,950 cfs. The flows are fluctuating from 1100 - 2400 cfs daily. This flow schedule will likely change in April.
Green River Flow Forecast Snow-pack in the Upper and Lower Green River Basin is currently at 108% of normal which sets us up perfectly for this summer!
Current Flow Level - 1,950 cfs average The flows are fluctuating daily
Red Creek: Muddy but still fishable on lower B and C Sections - subject to daily change
A Section: Fish small nymphs about 9 -10 feet deep in the middle of runs and tail-outs. Midge dry flies will produce when you find fish rising - the best dry fly action is on calm days after 10am. Look for a few BWO's around 1pm. Streamers all day.
B Section: Fish small nymphs about 9 feet deep on the upper 4 miles of the B Section. Streamers are fishing very well on the entire 9 mile stretch.
C Section: Red Creek has been muddy. Throw streamers all day - adjust your retrieval speed and colors to tempt them. Using a light sink tip fly line also helps.
Best on cloudy, calm days. 10 am for midges 1 pm for BWO
Palomino CDC #20-22
Parachute Adams #16
Orange Asher #20-22
Spotlight Midge #20 black, grey
Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow. 0X tippet
Complex Twist Bugger - all colors
Heisenberg - black & Wyoming Cowboy
Drunk & Disorderly - articulated white / pearl
Galloup's Boogieman - articulated all colors
The takes are very soft and subtle - set on any indicator movement. Use light tippet 5x or lighter
Grey Soft Hackle #18-22
Rainbow Warrior #18-20
Black Beauty #20-24
Pheasant Tail #16-22
Scuds #20-22 grey, olive
Higa's SOS black #18-20