Fishing and River Report for April 3, 2018

USGS Flow Charts

River Report April 3, 2018

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The water flows are fluctuating between 800–3,360 cfs, but are a stable 1,680 cfs from sunrise to 4 p.m. (See the current releases from Flaming Gorge Dam. Dry fly fishing has been fair to good. Blue-winged olive hatches have been best from 1–4 p.m. on calm, cloudy days near Little Hole. Nymphing is very good using midge, mayfly, caddis and scud patterns. Anglers have recently caught some bigger fish while stripping large streamers or casting jigs close to shore. Olive and brown colors have been best.. (04-03-18)
Forecast 
Fishing is going to continue to improve even more over the next few weeks as long as we get warm temperatures and they don’t raise the flows. We have one more day of bad weather in the forecast and then it is going to get nice again and if the Cicadas didn’t get frozen out by this last storm system then the fishing in the next two weeks might get really really good, a fishing guide can only hope.

Current Flaming Gorge data and information can be accessed here:  https://www.usbr.gov/rsvrWater/rsv40Day.html?siteid=917&reservoirtype=Reservoir