Green River Fly Fishing Report for April 9th, 2020
We have suspended all guided fly fishing trips from late March through April 18th. We will continue to evaluate the Covid-19 situation on a weekly basis. Some of the local shops and hotels in the Dutch John, Utah area remain open - Flaming Gorge Resort and Dutch John Resort are open. Trout Creek Flies is shut down till May 1st. The restaurants at Flaming Gorge Resort and Dutch John Resort are closed to dining inside, but they are taking to go food orders.
The fly fishing on the Green River has been good. Streamers are still producing as are nymphs and small dries. There is a steady midge hatch in the mornings around 10am. There are some BWO's coming off but not in prolific numbers yet. Expect the BWO hatch to get better on a daily basis with peak dates typically being April 15-30. Wet, cloudy weather will produce the most action. The Blue Wing Olives on the Green River are grey not olive.
The flows on the Green River are averaging 1,950 cfs. The flows are fluctuating from 1100 - 2400 cfs daily.
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 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
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