Fishing update, April 2015
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
April 21, 2015
This season's fishing prospects for the Pinedale area are looking very good. We had significant amounts of surface moisture last fall, which filled the pot lakes in the high country and got the small, dried-up streams running to capacity. A lot of this water was absorbed into the thirsty ground and the remainder was soon frozen in place. We have a decent snow pack, averaging 96% of normal, that currently rests on top of last fallís surface moisture. Based on this, we have good moisture laden snow fields established in the mountains. As is the case every year, surface temperatures dictate the run-off. If we experience our normal temperatures through late April, May and June, we should have good fishing water conditions through the summer. The way things look now our prime fishing water conditions will be from the first week in July through the second week in September. This is historically when we have the best fishing water, insect activity and weather. We are fortunate to be located at the headwaters of several magnificent drainage systems originating in the Wind River Mountains which contain 7 of the 10 largest permanent glaciers in the lower 48 states. This glacier system allows us to keep a cool flow of water in our stream systems throughout the fishing season. Please feel free to contact us for the latest updates on water and fishing conditions in the local area. 1-800-329-4353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.