Fall Fly Fishing report for Pinedale area
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
October 17, 2011
October 15, 2011 - We have had a lot of surface moisture the past few days and the snow pack in the mountains looks a lot like December. The weather alternates between warm and cool temperatures, which have kept the flows consistent on the major streams. Walk/wade fishing opportunities are excellent on all our streams since the lower fall water flows have isolated the good holes and runs where the trout usually congregate. The water temperatures remain moderate and the fish have stayed active in their feeding habits. The Brown trout have become more active as they prepare to commence their spawning activities and the Rainbows are feeding voraciously.
We are getting some action on the New Fork and Green Rivers by offering the trout large mouthfuls of various colored woolly buggers and other large streamer patterns. These patterns also seem to work well in some of our local lakes. The trout will respond well to smaller nymph and egg patterns if they are dead drifted deep in front of their noses. If the temperature warms up to the mid forties in the afternoon and the wind and cloud cover is right we experience a BWO and Caddis hatch. This brings feeding trout to the surface, giving the surface anglers a great thrill.
Fly fishing remains generally good, but the angler must be prepared to practice a little winter survival on occasion when a front moves into the area. This will occur more frequently as winter approaches.
Please feel free to contact us for current fishing conditions. 307-367-4131 or 1-800-329-4353 or visit our web site www.2rivers.net.