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Green River Fishing Report - Something for everyone

Ryan Kelly sent in another great report of what's going on with the Green. Make sure to check out his webpage Green River Fly Fisher.

Green River Fishing Report for August 28th, 2013

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Flows: Continue to be around 1000 cfs during the day and up to 1600 in the evenings. Starting in October the river will run at 800 cfs (minimum flow) for the remainder of the winter.

Dry fly fishing remains good, but inconsistent. One day it is great and the next it's hard to find a rising fish. Keep your eyes open as there are spots with tricos, pmds, or small BWO's that will get the fish up. There are also a variety of terrestrials out there. Small ants and beetles have been effective, even for fish eating the tiny naturals. Yesterday was the "Single Fly" event, which appeared to be successful. I did not participate as I was working. On a day where anglers were relegated to fishing one style and one fly we did the opposite. We caught fish on nymphs, dry/dropper, dead drifting streamers, Montana nymphing and stripping streamers. All were effective. The streamer fishing was very entertaining as we threw big articulated bugs in the off color water below Red Creek. We had flash flooding in Red Creek last Friday making the lower river unfishable for several days. As the water started to clear we found the fish to be willing participants. Sometimes it's fun to see how many different techniques you can use in a day and be effective. This shows the diversity of the river. We also saw three bucks yesterday, a bull moose, a golden eagle, red-tail hawk, and several osprey. Chalk that day up to a great all-around day. There is a lot of variety on the river right now. Fish can be caught in a myriad of ways. There is something fun out there for everyone.



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