Fly Fishing Report - Utah's Green River June 11th, 2020
The flows on the Green River are dropping 350 cfs (about 3 inches) daily. The flow schedule is posted below. Flows will be at 900cfs on June 20th. The month of May was very dry and did not help our water supply. May is historically one of our wettest months.
The cicadas are out and very thick on the A Section - unfortunately there are not many present on the B or C Sections. The dry fly fishing on the A Section has been awesome and should only get better as the flows continue to drop. The B and C Sections should start to fish better soon but are both currently fishing average. The cicadas are small - size # 8-10. We have heard a few mondo cicadas but have not seen any yet. We believe that we will see them fairly soon as they tend to be on a 17 year cycle and 2003 was a banner year for them!
PMD's, Caddis, and Yellow Sally Stoneflies will also start showing up in the coming weeks.
Green River Flow Forecast It looks like we will have low flows all summer.
Current Flow Level - 3,900 cfs - Changing Daily
Red Creek: Murky but still very fishable on lower B and C Sections - subject to daily change
A Section: Cicada patterns are producing some amazing fish !
B Section: Dry dropper rigs and nymph fishing have been best. Below Red Creek Rapid fish streamers or dry dropper rigs.
C Section: Big dry flies and streamers are your best options. There have been lots of humans self quarantining down in Brown's Park and the C Section has seen unprecedented pressure.
Hot, gusty days are best for the cicadas use 3x tippet. Any size #8-10 black bug will move fish.
Triple Double #10-16 black, purple
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
There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5 or 6x tippet
Iron Sally #14-16
Rainbow Warrior #16-20
Pheasant Tail #16-22
Scuds #20-22 grey, olive
Higa's SOS black #16-20
Egan's Frenchie #16
San Juan Worm #10 red, orange, brown