The colors are changing and we’ve seen the first of snow for the season! The nymph fishing is good- try pseudo-nymphs or scuds. There’s some dry fly action to be had in back eddies- try a small ant or parachute Adams. October is filling up- we expect the fishing to be good late into the season! Pictured below is Guide Nick Jackson with one of our favorite clients Joe Snoy. Joe landed several fish on the fly rod throughout the day including this nice Brown!
River fishing is good right now. The water is at 9100 cfs so high water is still rushing. Blue Wings continue to hatch and there is some dry fly fishing. Fish are suspended in the back eddies eating BWO’s in the afternoons. We have been seeing Cicadas on the A section; if there are a whole bunch there could be some dry fly action on big bugs.
The lake fishing on Flaming Gorge has been good with Flying Ant hatches happening and rainbows coming out of the spawn. We have been getting rainbows on attractor patterns dropped with a Zebra Midge or stripping leech like patterns. An olive or black Zig-Jig is also working well.
The Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam Utah is at 8600 cfs this spring. The fishing is good and BWO’s are hatching.
We went out the Snoys recently and landed fish on just about every method of fly fishing around- we used dries, dry dropper, nymphs, deep dredging, and streamers. It was a great few days- as always with the Snoys who landed some big fish! We started the day with a 20 inch Rainbow and ended it with a 20 inch Brown. Great time- nice job guys!
The flows are high at 8600 CFS. But don’t let that scare you! The fishing is great and there is a nice BWO hatch on. Try setting up a nymph rig for the upper A section, and on the lower near Little Hole you should be able to get some dry fly action! Mark Wilson landed this beautiful rainbow last week.
If you’re willing to face the cold and wind on the river this holiday week and plan on fishing the Green River UT watch for fluctuating water levels. Release flows from Flaming Gorge Dam will have the fish discombobulated so your best bet is going to be during stabilization periods.
For dry fly fishing use a BWO or small midge in back eddies. Nymph fishing should be a safe bet overall- try midges, eggs, or pheasant tail. Streamer fishing should produce early or late in the day when the water flows are typically changing. Bundle up, stay safe, and MerryChristmas!
We had a great time with Mike and Kathy out on the Green River this fall. They landed several fish and did an awesome job casting and taking instruction. Here’s a look at a few of the fat Rainbows and Browns they landed!
We had a great time out on the river for two days with Mark and his son Blake- in from Reno, NV. The Caddis and Yellow Sally hatches gave these boys some great dry fly action a few weeks ago! We’ve had double after double this season and these two have kept the trend going. Looking forward to next time guys! — Looking for what to use now? Ants and hoppers are ON.
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