Overall fishing has improved as flows have stabilized around the 800cfs range

Green River - UT (Emery County)

by Trout Creek Flies Staff

Overall fishing has improved as flows have stabilized around the 800cfs range, and the flow looks to stay in that range with no daily fluctuation.  These flows present more opportunities for the bank and wade fishermen allowing better access to the fish.  But please remember as you wade out into the river; there are some sections of the river channel that are the ONLY option for a boat or raft to pass.   All fishermen need to realize that these lower flows shrink the river and crowd us in, so please be courteous to others.

Your best chance for fishing dry flies is still going to be with Midge, although there have been good reports of Blue Winged Olives around too.   We are definitely seeing more BWO, but the hatch is still in limited areas, and the naturals are small.  Look for pods of fish looking up in the slower tail outs of the deeper pools, and seams along the main current and back eddies throughout the warmer parts of the day.   Dry/dropper setups with an emerger behind it can work for those picky fish not breaking the water surface.

If you don’t see fish looking up try nymphing the drop offs and seams leading into and out of the deeper pools.   Bank and wade fishermen should watch pocket water and the channels arounds the rocks for sub surface rolling fish as they walk the bank.  Fish the depth they see fish at, start lite, and add more weight till you find the right depth.   Float fishermen will have good chances through the deeper runs and drop offs, fishing anywhere from 6 to 12 feet deep. 

Streamer fishing has still been effective, fishing early and later in the day has been most productive.  Think lighter colors on bright days and darker colors on cloudy and shadowy days.


Dry Flies:

 Griffiths Gnat 18-22

Black or Purple GT Triple Doubles 18-20

Double Ugly 18-20

Stealth Midge 20-24

Comparadun-BWO 18-22

Hackle Stacker BWO 18-22


Zebra Midge 18-24   Black, Brown, Red Wine, Gray

Gray Soft Hackle 16-22

Barr’s Emerger 16-22

Two Bit Hooker 18-22

San Juan Worms 6-12 Red, Brown, and Pink

Ray Charles 16-20

Micro Scuds 20-22 Gray, Olive


Cheech Leach (All Colors)

Gallops Sex Dungeons (All Colors)

Goldilocks 2-6

Cravens Swim Coach (All Colors)

Contact Trout Creek Flies at (435) 885-3355 or online at Trout Creek Flies.com

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