Flows: 2,250 cfs. @ Warren Bridge
Runoff is big this year, and the Green River is no exception. The Wind River Mtns. still have a lot of snow that needs to come down, and recent increasing temperatures are doing just that. The Green is currently flowing high and dirty and probably will continue to do so for a while. That said, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that we will be fishing the Green by the 2nd or 3rd week of July this year, as the Green can start fishing well while it is still dropping from runoff levels to normal summer flows, and when the water is less than crystal clear (but not when it’s as dirty as it is right now).
The plus side of this is that we have become accustomed to usually losing the Green as an option for guided trips by mid-Aug in past years, because the river simply gets too low to float. This year, we’re pretty confident that we will be able to continue fishing the Green well into September, and that is great news for accessing the prodigious hopper hatches and other late summer hatches that can be excellent on the Green, and that we often aren’t able to.
Rest assured that as soon as we see the fishing begin to pick up on the Green, we will post a detailed update.