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for April 14, 2001
by John Ross
Two Rivers Emporium LLC
Pinedale, Wyoming
Pre Season Report
April 14, 2001
Pre season fishing report from Two Rivers Emporium LLC, Pinedale, Wyoming

The first of February the fishing was looking very lean for our area, we had very little snow pack and no weather in the forecast. Now in mid-April, the weather patterns have changed and our snow pack is up to 70% of normal. This still is low but we should have great fishing early and enough snow pack to keep us going through October.

Normal years we can't get on the Green River till mid-July. This year I think we should be fishing our Salmon Fly hatch in early July. This just doesn't happen very often, I have seen it about 4 times in 23 years. Be sure to contact us on this hatch, I think it will be a good one!

The New Fork River always seems to fish early because of the dam control on it. This in not a tail-water but the dam (20 miles upstream from the first put in) seems to keep the water good and clear with abundant bugs. By Fathers Day the river will have Blue Wings and March Browns, and soon to come, the Golden Stones. The dry fly fishing can be red hot in the early season.

The Gray Drakes are next to come on both rivers and most of the smaller streams in the area. By mid-July the town of Pinedale is covered with this over sized Mayfly. Our dry fly fishing will remain great through mid-August.

This report will be updated as often as the bugs change, so we change it weekly throughout the summer months.

Remember you get twice the hook penetration if you fish barbless and fish are a lot easier to release barbless.

Until next time, catch and release. Save some fish for the next angler!

Tight Lines,
John Ross

P.S. If you have a good fish story, or any questions on fly fishing, e-mail me at 2rivers@trib.com. I always like to hear about the big one that got away!

Two Rivers Emporium LLC
211 W Pine, P.O. Box 1218
Pinedale, WY 82941
(307) 367-4131

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The Hatch Report is provided to Pinedale Online by Two Rivers Emporium LLC in Pinedale, Wyoming. Two Rivers Emporium LLC, an authorized Orvis dealer, is owned and operated by John Ross, a professional guide with over 20 years experience. Two Rivers Emporium LLC floats areas of the Green and New Fork Rivers from Green River Lakes to Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Western Wyoming. They also have private property access that offers good cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing. This report is updated weekly through the fishing season and can be heard on Pinedale's KPIN Radio as well as found on John's web site, www.2rivers.net.

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