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RIVER FLOWS DROP TODAY

Inflows did not reach expected capacity for Flaming Gorge Reservoir during April and May, therefore the Bureau of Reclamation has decided to decrease flows to 6600 CFS for the next couple of weeks. Expect flows to increase again around the end of the month.

HIGH WATER- GOOD FISHING

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!

FALL STREAMER FISHING ON THE GREEN RIVER

The fall is a great time to fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. During these cloudy October days try an articulated streamer in various colors, like this brown and white one tied by Guide Wade Isaman.

Streamer

FLYFISHING AND BEING YOUNG AT HEART

We recently had the pleasure of taking 85 year old Bill out on the drift boat for 3 days of guided fly fishing on the Green River, UT just below Flaming Gorge Dam. Bill did an amazing job landing several fish on dry flies on sections A, B, and C. Although the Cicada hatch was for the most part absent this year, the Caddis and Yellow Sally hatches are in full swing– fortunately sticking around longer than typical and will hopefully carry over into August. Bill was a pleasure to be around and definitely still on top of the game both physically and mentally. Thanks for letting us guide you Bill! (Guide: Nick Jackson)

Bill

BAKKEN FAMILY FISHING TRIP

We had a blast with the Bakken family the other day on the Green River. They did a great job landing several fish! We are excited about high water dropping (currently at around 5600 CFS) and have started to see some dry fly action. This weekend we landed a few on caddis and crickets- great to see the fish starting to eat up top! And below on the dry dropper worms are still working well (orange wire and chenille natural), and also prince nymphs. Enjoy!

Bakken

Bakken

HIGH WATER FLOWS CONTINUE- FISHING STILL GOOD

High water flows have been extended approximately 10 days longer than expected, but that’s not stopping the good nymphing! The trout are in search of junk food! Try a worm, scud, or egg for some good underwater action.

Don’t let the lack of the almighty cicada get you down- it’s still one of the prettiest and most abundant fisheries in the west! Fish on Jenny.

Jenny Ouellette

Doug Ouellette and his wife Jenny of Reno, NV visited the Green last week and with the help of Guide Nick Jackson absolutely crushed it! 20 fish to the boat- during high water- nice job guys!