Late Summer Fishing Report for Pinedale area (2014)
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
August 12, 2014
Due to our heavy snow pack and late run-off, most of our rivers and streams are now in prime condition and will remain so late into the fall. August is our monsoon month, so we are receiving some good surface moisture which adds to the above-average flows in our streams.
All the water in our area is clear and very fishable. Both the Green and New Fork Rivers present good drift boat fishing opportunities. The water temperatures are stable and the fish are actively feeding.
We are getting good surface action on all or streams to include the New Fork and Green Rivers when the temperature, cloud cover and wind conditions are right. The trout are still very interested in large terrestrial patterns like hoppers, bugmeisters and PMX’s. It is always a good idea to trail these surface flies with a nymph pattern, sizes 14-16. If the fish are not feeding in the upper part of the water column, work the deeper water with various colored woolly buggers and other large streamer patterns. On warm afternoons we experience a BWO and Caddis hatch. This brings feeding trout up in the water column and presents good surface action.
All indications point to the fact that this could be one of the best late summer/early fall fly fishing seasons we have experienced in a long time.
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.