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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.

Dry Flies

Best on cloudy, calm days. 10 am for midges 1-5 pm for BWO

Parachute Adams #16-18

Para Emerger BWO #16-18

Card's Cicada #10

BWO Split Wing Dun #16-18

Midge Foamerger #20

Lovejoy's Cicada #10

Griffiths Gnat #20-24

Streamers

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

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Craven's Dirt Hippie - rainbow

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Heisenberg - black & Wyoming Cowboy

Drunk & Disorderly - articulated white / pearl

Galloup's Boogieman - articulated all colors

Nymphs

The takes are very soft and subtle - set on any indicator movement. Use light tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #18-22

Rainbow Warrior #18-20

Micro Midge #20-22 all colors

Jujubee Midge #18-22

Tungsten Zebra Midge #14-20 red, brown, wine, purple, black

WD40 #18-22 grey, olive, black, red

Black Beauty #20-24

Pheasant Tail #16-22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Higa's SOS black #18-20

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