Fly Fishing Report- 7/16/11
Conditions are slowly improving for area rivers, yet many still remain unfishable. The past couple weeks I have been scattered between private spring creeks, lakes and the Firehole River. As of July 13, I began to play around on the upper Green as flows there are dropping to favorable levels the quickest. The upper Green drains the northern end of the Wind River range and has its origins in the Green River Lakes, therefore flows clear fairly quickly even while they remain high. Optimum levels are below 15oocfs and for now they remain above 24oocfs, this is good news for the trout and anglers visiting in late- July or August, there will be plenty of water. Hatches are in full swing on many rivers regardless of their flows. The Green has a soup of green & grey drakes, pmds, caddis, golden stones & sallies! Most fish are being caught on nymphs but some trout are beginning to look up, this will improve as water drops and clears.
The South Fork is massive still flowing over 22,000cfs! I hear some fish are being caught but it cannot be easy and a bit dangerous as well, looking for 17,000cfs or lower soon!
The Snake in Jackson is 4500cfs out of the dam and is fishing pretty well from the dam to the Buffalo Fork on sallies and pmd's.
These are some brutes we came across on Legacy Ranch last week with Skip Hildebrand and his guests... a great place for trout and bird hunting, share it and check out the link below.