Green River Fly Fishing Report - April 27th, 2020
We are open for guided trips and the fishing has been awesome! Most of the services in Dutch John will be 100% open on May 1st. The local restaurants are closed to dining inside, but they are taking to go food orders.
The fly fishing on the Green River has been really good. The nymph fishing has been very consistent with Zebra Midges, Grey Soft Hackles, WD40's and RS2's. The dry fly fishing has been hit or miss and is best on cloudy days. Streamers are still producing on the B and C Sections. One of the selective withdrawal tubes is down so the water temps are slightly below average for this time of year. This will prolong the BWO hatch and we do not think it has peaked yet. There are solid numbers of BWO's coming off but we have not seen a blanket hatch yet. There are also a couple verified cicada sightings.
The flows on the Green River are dropping to 950cfs - currently they are averaging 1,950 cfs. The flows will be at 1,450 on April 29th and drop to 950cfs till further notice.
Green River Flow Forecast Snow-pack in the Upper and Lower Green River Basin is currently at 105% of normal which sets us up perfectly for this summer!
Current Flow Level - 1,950 cfs average The flows will be dropping to 950 cfs
Red Creek: Murky but still very 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. Look for solid BWO's from 1-4pm. Streamers are hit or miss. The best dry fly action is on cloudy days after 2pm.
B Section: Fish small nymphs about 9 feet deep on the upper 4 miles of the B Section. Fish streamers and dry flies below Red Creek Rapid.
C Section: The BWO hatch is limited down there. There have been lots of humans self quarantining down in Brown's Park.
Best on cloudy, calm days. 10 am for midges 1-5 pm for BWO
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
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