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  • Wind River runoff is about over.
  • Green River clear and fishing well (on forest).
  • New Fork should clear up in next few weeks.
  • Most of the area lakes are fishing well, Soda is good morning and evening.
  • Meadow Lake has really turned on; Grayling are spawning
for May 28, 2001


by John Ross
Two Rivers Emporium LLC
Pinedale, Wyoming

Hatch Report
May 28, 2001

Monday, May 28, 2001

The runoff in the Wind River Range is about over, our snow pack was moderate but with the warmer weather we have been having, it has really took the snow out fast.

The Green River on the forest is clear and fishing well, stonefly nymph patterns seem to be working the best. I like a Soft Hackle Bitch Creek or any rubber leg pattern in sizes 6 to 10. Fishing the faster runs around Whisky Grove campground has produced some very nice browns.

The Green in the Daniel area has good visibility, there is about 2 to 3 foot and the fishing is fair. Bright colored streamers have been the best; rubber legs will turn the big fish. The visibility will come and go with warm weather and rain, I think by Father's Day the river should be stable.

The New Fork River is still off color, from the Boulder bridge down there is only about 1 foot of visibility the river should clear up and start fishing good in the next few weeks. Behind the Airport on the river is about the only good fishing now, stonefly patterns and bright streamers seemed to be the best.

Most of the area lakes are fishing well, Soda is good morning and evening. There has been a great flying ant hatch every evening, lot of big browns feeding on the surface for the ants. Mornings try streamers like Platte River Specials or Orange Blossom Specials, with a small Prince nymph for a trailer.

Meadow Lake has really turned on, the Grayling are spawning and the catching is good. The fish are shallow; fishing with a floating line and a Zug Bug with a small amount of weight on it will work for the Grayling.

Remember to catch and release, trout are 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.

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.

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

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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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