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Fishing Report April, 2016
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
April 17, 2016

Most streams around Pinedale have shucked off their ice cover and in the lower parts of our valleys there is a lot of open water. Fishable stream water will increase daily, but most of the lakes are still solid blocks of ice. Sections of the Green and New Fork Rivers present good fishing opportunities. This may be one of those seasons where we get some excellent pre-runoff fishing. Even with low water temperatures the fish will move on big streamer patterns. It is a good idea to trail a weighted dark nymph behind the streamer to get your offering deep into the water column where a lot of the lethargic trout will be holding. We have very little accumulated snow in the lower valleys, but there is a good snow pack high in the Wyoming Range and the Wind River Mountains. If the projected weather patterns hold for the next several weeks, we should see good fishing opportunities in late April and early May. After a traditional runoff in June, we will have some excellent fly fishing beginning in early July and continuing through September.

One thing is certain, the weather and water conditions will change periodically throughout the next several weeks. Please feel free to contact us for current fishing and water projections. (307-367-4131 or e-mail

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