The wind that has been plaguing Wyoming this past week has finally subsided and the fishing has been spectacular! We had boats out this week on the upper section and the fishing was awesome. We caught the majority of our fish in the last half of the runs or in the slower deeper troughs. Red Reef Worm followed up by a black Zebra midge was a great set-up all day long. The weather looks awesome this week with highs in the 50’s by Friday. Can’t ask for better weather in February!
We have had some reports from Miracle Mile, typical Mile, some days are great and some days are not so great. Scuds, leeches, Reef Worms, and midges all picking up fish. Flows are down to 575 CFS and should stay steady for a bit. As always be sure to check the road conditions before heading out there, it can be nasty this time of year.
Fremont/Cardwell has been fishing consistently well, with great fish being caught daily. Yesterday afternoon we experienced a great midge hatch and a lot of fish were looking up. A small Parachute Adams or a small midge dry like the Sipper in black should fool them! Nymphing has been solid with the Deep Purple or an All Day May being our best bugs. When it was overcast the fish were willing to chase down our streamers, a Goldie was the best streamer.
Grey Reef has been the most consistent tailwater, flows are still at 500 CFS. The lower river has been pretty dirty with all of the low elevation snow melting off. The upper river from Grey Reef dam down to Lusby has been GOOD with great water conditions all the way down. As mentioned above the slower, deeper runs produced most of our fish. All of the fish we caught we clean and healthy and fought hard!
This looks like an awesome week to be out, we will be open Thursday-Monday 8-2. We still have some availability in our cottages if you’re looking for a place to stay. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to stop in the shop or give us a call!