The Reef, just like the weather, is hot right now! The fishing has been great on all three tailwaters. The water is CLEAR right now and should stay that way for awhile! The flows have bumped up slightly Grey Reef -3,000 CFS Fremont- 720 CFS and Miracle Mile -3,200 CFS. Don’t let the big water scare you off, fish love water and lots of it!
Fremont/Cardwell- Fishing in the meadow has been great since they bumped the flows. Red Reef worms followed up with a baetis nymph or emerger like Poxy back baetis or RS2 have been getting some great fish up there. Focus your efforts on the softer water with not as much current.
Miracle Mile- Fishing on the Mile has been pretty good, with some days being better than others, red san juan worms, pats rubber legs, and smaller black midges have been working well. You have to throw a lot of lead right now to get you flies down in the swift current. 1-2 3/0 size weights have been getting it done.
Grey Reef- Fishing has been consistently good from Grey Reef down all the way down to sechrist has been solid. Red or Purple San Juan Worms. Red Reef worms, Rs2 in Grey and Chocolate, A few leeches have been our go-to’s. Fishing 5-8 feet indicator to weight with 2-3 BB’s has been most successful. That being said don’t hesitate to throw a mini-rig to the banks when the bugs start to hatch. A two bit hooker followed by an RS2 with a small, light indicator can make for some fun fishing.
As always don’t hesitate to stop by or give the shop a call with any questions!