Thanks to Ryan Kelly of Flaming Gorge Resort for providing such an informative and fun Green River fishing report again this year. Least I forget the most important part, the fish porn.
Green River Fishing Report for April 9th, 2013Flows remain steady around 800Hatches: Lots of Midges and BWO'sThe BWO hatch continues to get bigger each day. They are not river wide yet, but there are a lot of BWO's on the lower A and upper B. There are plenty of rising fish in the afternoons, especially when there is cloud cover. I have not noticed a lot fish up on midges, but there are some. Most of the fish are still keyed on emergers. Remember, if you see splashy rises those are emerger eats. Streamer fishing has tapered off. We still hit a few last week, but it hasn't been what is was. That is typical as the fish begin to focus more on the hatches.
I had lunch with DWR fisheries biologist Matt Mckell who has been running the data from last September survey. He raved about the size and health of the fish. They have a formula that shows appropriate fat content on fish. If a fish is a 1 it is considered to be in great shape. Matt said that some of the fish were as high as a 1.8. That's nearly twice as fat!! Let's hope that continues and that Mother Nature will help us out with some more water.