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  • Green River flows are at record lows, but fishing and floating are still good. Daniel area best.
  • New Fork is also at a record low and fishing is very difficult.
  • High country lake and stream fishing still good.
  • Play fish fast and give plenty of time in releasing for best survival in these high temperatures.
  • for August 7, 2001

    Record Water Lows and Warm Temperatures

    by John Ross
    Two Rivers Emporium LLC
    Pinedale, Wyoming

    Hatch Report
    Tuesday, August 7, 2001

    Record Water Lows and Warm Temperatures

    Green River
    The Green is at an all time record low. The river is running 270 cfs at Warren Bridge. The fishing remains good and the floating is good. The river is skinny in spots, but you can still float in the Daniel area. Hoppers and terrestrial patterns are working best. During the mid day lulls, small dropper nymphs are good. The water has been warming up in the afternoons, so handle your fish carefully. The less strain you can put on a fish in these conditions, the better off they will be. On good cloud cover days the streamer fishing is good. Rubber leg patterns like Zuddlers have been best. The larger fish are holding tight to structure so good casting is a must.

    New Fork River
    The New Fork is also at an all time record low. Most of the structure on the river is under-cut banks; the river is so low there is no structure left. Fishing it is almost impossible.

    Wind River Range
    The high country is very dry. There is a partial fire ban on issue from the Forest Service. The fishing remains good in the lakes and streams. Small hoppers and beetles are out in full force. There are also flying ants. Dry fly fishing is good, but there are mid day lulls like everywhere else. If you are float tubing the high country lakes, small woolly buggers in a variety of colors are great. Fish them deep as the water is warming up there also.

    Remember to play your fish fast and give him plenty of time before releasing him. The chances of survival is much greater if you revive a fish twice as long as you play him in these temperatures.

    Remember a Trout was meant to be caught more than once.

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

    John Ross
    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

    Licensed Outfitter for the State of Wyoming #WY046RU95-001

    The Hatch Report is provided to Pinedale Online by Two Rivers Emporium LLCin 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 LLCfloats 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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