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Brett Prettyman
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Green River Fishing Report - Terrestrial Time

Ryan Kelly with Flaming Gorge Resort sent in this report.
Green River fishing report for August 1st, 2012

Flows: 1350 during the day, rising to 1700 in the evening.

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Dry fly fishing has become more spotty again after a pretty good stretch through July. It still has its moments, but has lost its consistency. Terrestrials have become the food staple as most all of the hatches have tapered off. Occasionally I will still see a few bugs out, but not much. Look for ants, crickets, beetles, and hoppers. Most of the hoppers have been small, somewhere in the #8-10 range. This is what I would call the dog days of summer. The fish are a little more wary, the temperatures are warm, and the fish are less forgiving.
As for nymph fishing it is primarily scuds. Pretty much everything I have pumped out of stomachs of late has been either a scud or small ants. Try using an attractor, with a trailing scud behind it. I like to use large items such as woolly buggers at this time of year for my attractors.

B section has continued to be the better fishing, but traditionally it slows a bit as the water temps get a little to warm. Along those lines, with the warmer water temps I have seen some dead fish in the water. Be careful when releasing fish at this time of year, especially in slower water. Make sure you get some oxygen moving through the gills before you let your trophy go. We've still been catching some nice bows of late. Check out the pics for some great B section fatties. I included a Fat Albert (a great hopper imitation), and a classic parachute ant as good flies to use this week.

good times and dancing lines,

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