Hard to believe we are already nine days into the month of August! It’s been a busy summer for us and will continue to be for the coming months. Thank you to everyone who has joined us this year…it’s been a good one thus far. So, here’s a little fishing/water conditions report for everyone. Flows on Grey Reef have dropped to 2,600cfs, clarity is excellent and water temps on the upper are 60.5 degrees as of this afternoon. Miracle Mile is still sitting at a low and slow 540cfs, clarity is marginal and water temps are probably leaning on being a little too warm (we have not had any guides on the Mile for several weeks to report an exact temperature). Fremont Canyon is currently flowing at 400cfs, clarity is marginal there as well and the water temperatures are around 60 degrees.
So as for the fishing, our guides have been spending their time on Grey Reef. We are continuing to see consistent trico numbers in the morning and we are definitely finding some fish up on the surface. After that subsides our Grey Reef guides have been switching over to a nymph rig. Foam wing RS2, pheasant tail, birds nest, poxyback…these are a few of our top nymphs right now. So what about hoppers? We are getting some fish to eat the hopper, for sure. The number of fish eating really seems to depend on the day and the float. Otherwise, if you are willing to strike out early or stay on late, streamers are in play as well. Top streamer right now, the trusty rusty t, of course.