The 2019 flush has been pushed back to March 29th and will now be a ten day flush. The flush cleans out the river and creates excellent spawning habitat so our rainbows can have a easier time making the next generation of fish.
The daily schedule, every day, for the entirety of the flush:
00:01 – 01:00 a.m. 500 CFS
01:00 – 02:00 a.m. 2000 CFS
02:00 – 04:00 a.m. 4000 CFS
04:00 – 04:30 a.m. 3000 CFS
04:30 – 05:00 a.m. 2000 CFS
05:00 – 06:00 a.m. 1000 CFS
06:00 – midnight 500 CFS
This is an awesome time to experience the Reef. The water coming up not only creates a better spawning habitat but stirs up tons of food. We like fishing leeches, cranefly larva, annelids, san juans, and streamers during the flush. The flush can get the big fish on the feed!
Until then the fishing will remain awesome! Leeches and reef worms have been working well, especially in the mornings, fishing 5’ indicator to weight and 2 bb’s for your weight. As the day progresses we have been seeing big midge hatches, lighten up your rig and throw some bugs whe this happens. The PAL, Mayhem midge, all day may, and flashbang midge have all been working well! Streamer fishing has also been producing, the rusty trombone, goldie , and black peanut envy have been the top flies. Keep your retrieve super slow and focus on the bottom half of the runs in the slower deeper water.
If you have any questions give the shop a call at 307-232-9128 or stop in and say hi from 7:00-5:00 everyday!