No Complaints


A little bit of everything, typical spring weather in Central Wyoming. A couple of days of rain, a few days of sunshine, repeat. All things considered as we sit around the midpoint of May, we are doing pretty darn good! Grey Reef is in excellent shape for the first 17ish miles, that’s about where Bates Creek comes in. Last weeks storm pounded the mountains with over a foot of wet, heavy snow-so we are seeing all that runoff. We would expect that to start to subside in the coming days. As for the fishing, it’s good! Overcast/low pressure days have made for some pretty spectacular baetis hatches and otherwise it’s just steady. No complaints here!

If you are planning on heading this way make sure to buy your license before you arrive.

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 1,500cfs. Currently clear from Grey Reef to Bates Creek confluence(downstream of Government Bridge). 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-2 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, San Juans, Reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays, mayhems, foam-wing RS2, CDC foam wing RS2, juju-baetis. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a medium strip. Baetis(BWOs) are popping!

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, foam-wing RS2s and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,600cfs. Clear. 5-8ft, indicator to split shot, 1-3 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge/baetis stuff.

Spring Time


Spring time in Central Wyoming. A gorgeous weekend, now it’s cool and rainy. What do you do? Bundle up and go fishing. We are expecting today’s moisture event to impact clarity on Grey Reef but with 1,200cfs it should clean up relatively quickly.

If you are planning on heading this way make sure to buy your license before you arrive.

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 1,200cfs. Currently clear from Grey Reef to Casper but likely to change due to todays moisture. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-2 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays, mayhems, foam-wing RS2, CDC foam wing RS2, juju baetis . Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a medium strip. Baetis(BWOs) are popping!

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,600cfs. Clear. 5-8ft, indicator to split shot, 1-3 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile as of today are going to be muddy.

A Little Rain


Cool and rainy this morning in Alcova. The rain has impacted the lower river, we still have plenty of water to fish but don’t expect much below Bates Creek(roughly 4 miles below Government Bridge). Fishing has been good! We are seeing really good numbers of fish on redds, so as always be considerate of the spawning fish and DO NOT walk through spawning areas or harass them in any way. Thank you!

If you are planning on heading this way make sure to buy your license before you arrive.

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 800cfs. Clear from Grey Reef to Bates Creek confluence. Clarity decreasing the closer you get to Casper. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-2 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays, mayhems, foam-wing RS2, CDC foam wing RS2, juju baetis . Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a medium strip. Baetis(BWOs) are popping!

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 2000cfs. Flows will be going up this coming week to 2600cfs. Clear. 5-8ft, indicator to split shot, 1-3 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile as of today are going to be muddy.

Spring Time


Warm conditions a little less than a week ago and some rain have changed the lower river conditions on Grey Reef. Plenty of water to fish but don’t expect much below Bates Creek(roughly 4 miles below Government Bridge). We are starting to see really good numbers of fish on redds, so as always be considerate of the spawning fish and DO NOT walk through spawning areas or harass them in any way. Thank you!

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Clear from Grey Reef to Bates Creek confluence. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-2 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays and mayhems. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Starting to see a few baetis(BWOs) popping.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 2000cfs. Clear. 5-8ft, indicator to split shot, 1-3 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!

It’s On!


After a bit of cold and snow this past weekend, we are back on track. Flush is done and the conditions are primo! Fishable water from Grey Reef Dam to Glenrock, Wyoming…a little different story than last year. We are starting to see really good numbers of fish on redds, so as always be considerate of the spawning fish and DO NOT walk through spawning areas or harass them in any way. Thank you!

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Clear from Grey Reef to Government Bridge. Mostly clear from the Bridge to Casper. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays and mayhems. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Starting to see a few baetis(BWOs) popping.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 1000cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1-2 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!

Go Time!


Well, this is our last official week of winter hours. Starting next week, Monday, March 25 we will be at our normal operating hours. Monday also quicks off the start of the spring flush on Grey Reef. Flows will bump at at midnight, peaking at 4,000cfs, then reducing to 500cfs by 10am. The last day of the flush will be April 3. Based on the silt load the first couple of days are probably going to be a little nasty but per usual expect Upper Grey Reef to bounce back quickly. As far as the weather and fishing right now, you really can’t ask for much better. Surely we will have some more weather headed our way but we’ve really been enjoying our current conditions.

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Mostly clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, amber scud, PALs, rhinestones and all-day mays. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Grey Reef is currently open from the Dam to Casper.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Mostly clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 550cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1-2 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!

fair weather, fishing and the flush


So it just continues to go on. With the exception of a few cold snaps and some snow, the weather(especially for this time of year) has been pretty cherry. Before this last little blip the river was wide open from Grey Reef Dam to Casper. Now it’s back to being locked in a few spots but the upper is ice free and fishing pretty darn well. So, needless to say it’s worth getting on the water.

For all you folks wondering about the Grey Reef flush. As of right now it is slated to begin on March 25th and run 7-10 days. Per usual it starts at midnight and flows drop and stabilize to 500cfs at 10am. With the higher silt load we are expecting the first couple of days to be a little nasty but after that we should be back on track!

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), reef worms, san juans, PALs, rhinestones and all-day mays. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Grey Reef is currently open from the Dam to Government Bridge.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Mostly clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 550cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1-2 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!

Time To Get On The Water


Well, you couldn’t ask for a prettier stretch of weather! The last week to 10 days has been nothing short of amazing, mild temperatures and low winds. Hard to believe it’s the end of January. From looks of it, we should continue this pattern through the week. The long range forecast minus a few punches of snow and cold looks pretty darn good. It would a great time to take advantage of our off-season rates, we have guides wanting to work!

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural and brown), reef worms, san juans, PALs and rhinestones. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Grey Reef is currently open from the Dam to Lusby.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Mostly clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2 and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 550cfs. Mostly clear. 5-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1-2 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!

Finally


Well, it finally happened. Winter showed up and hit like a sledgehammer! Central Wyoming saw temperatures as low as -40F with Alcova hovering around -30F at it’c coldest point. Now under a nice blanket of snow it looks like conditions will start improving by the end of this week as we start making our way back into the high 30s.

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Mostly clear/slightly off-color. The recent cold snap has locked up the river in several spots so floating from Grey Reef to Lusby is not advisable at this point. Winter program, nymphing the slower water. Lower half of the runs, seams and deeper stuff. Leeches, scuds, and midges. Length/weight depends on the depth of water and speed but 6ft indicator to split(1 BB-1 AB) is a great place to start. Slow stripping a streamer(rusty-t, goldie, etc.) on an intermediate line is getting some grabs as well.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs. Mostly clear. Nymphing is the name of the game, scuds and midge stuff has been or go-to as of late. Road conditions currently are slick in spots with packed snow and ice.

MIRACLE MILE: 550cfs. Mostly clear. Similar to Grey Reef as far as the fly selection goes, just throw in a few red worms. Road conditions are as follows, drifting snow and slick is spots. Use caution. If you have any questions make sure to check with us or someone that actually knows what they are talking about before heading out there.

What Winter?


It’s gonna hit us at some point but wow, it’s been a truly amazing winter thus far. Arguably the nicest December we have ever seen. It’s borderline crazy! Hopefully you’ve all found some time on the water or in the field. But let us be honest, it’s gonna happen at some point. Right? Well regardless, we are going to continue to enjoy it while we have it.

For those you wondering, here’s a current conditions/fishing report…

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Mostly clear/slightly off-color. Winter program, nymphing the slower water. Lower half of the runs, seams and deeper stuff. Leeches, scuds, and midges. Length/weight depends on the depth of water and speed but 6ft indicator to split(1 BB-1 AB) is a great place to start. Slow stripping a streamer(rusty-t, goldie, etc.) on an intermediate line is getting some grabs.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs. Mostly clear. Nymphing is the name of the game, scuds and midge stuff has been or go-to as of late.

MIRACLE MILE: 550cfs. Mostly clear. Similar to Grey Reef as far as the fly selection goes, just throw in a few red worms. Road conditions are excellent for right now but as we all know that is very much subject to change as we get weather. If you have any questions make sure to check with us or someone that actually knows what they are talking about.