Warm and breezy with 100% chance of fish. That has been the forecast for the past several days and the new forecast should be Seasonable and calm and big fish probable. The Grey Reef monsters generally come from the upper stretches and the streamer bite has been hit and miss…translates to very good at times to okay at times but always worth the effort. You never know when you will put your streamer in front of a 29″ brown and it annoys her. Our weather has been amazing and we still have a lot of leaves on the trees. Colors are beautiful and shadows are growing longer. The views are the most dramatic this time of year especially if we get a dusting of snow on the surrounding hills. I think we are all ready for a little nudge toward fall.
Grey Reef nymphing very well with leeches, deep purple, scuds and foam backed bugs of all varieties etc. Streamer fishing has been productive with reasonable sized patterns like the Goldie, peacock bugger, near buff scuplin, crawdiz, etc. But sling big stuff if numbers don’t concern you. Dry fly has been a daily possibility and the baetis bring them to the top on all stretches of Grey Reef.
Miracle Mile has been good with some head scratching days. Walleye fishing has been good and there are some chancy lake run rainbows to be had. One thing to remember about the Mile is if the fishing is tough go smaller and match the bugs…except for scuds…haha, I can’t catch fish on scuds at Miracle Mile although that are a top trout priority.
Fremont Canyon is expected to have increased flows and the fishing has been very good. Streamers and dry fly will;l keep you very busy and you can supplement with the old nymphing standby.
Wish I could post pics to show you some of the slabby trout that are hitting the net.