What a day!!! Floated the BLM section of the upper Green today with my dad. To be honest any day on the water with your dad is a great day. Today proved to be extra special because we floated a section that we have not been on together in 20+ years. Along with a great float we had great fishing! Within sight of the put in we had already landed four fish, the biggest being a nice rainbow.
Although it was shocking to us and others that I have spoken with the fish were actively feeding on salmonflies. Yes you read that correctly, massive Pteronarcyidae (Salmonflies)! I have heard rumors of good salmonfly hatches on the Green and today confirmed those rumors. In high water years these large dry flies usually hatch during muddy water and fisherman “miss” the hatch due to conditions. Not the case this year! We caught fish on standard orange attractor patters all day and even did well on very large orange foam chernobyls. If you find yourself lucky enough to be on this section of water soon fish the slow tail outs after structure as well as super tight to the grass banks. Remember the water temperature is still cold so let the fish take the fly prior to getting overly excited and setting prematurely. If you would like one of our expert guides to show you where these fish might live call the shop today (307) 734-9684 and book a trip!
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