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.