Spring is in there air! Looks like we are going to have temps in the 50’s this weekend! We’re sure that there will be more snow to come at some point, so now is the time to get up here and enjoy it! The fishing, like the weather, has been really good the past few weeks.
Fremont Canyon -75 CFS- The fishing has started to pick up in the meadow as well as the canyon with some really nice fish being caught. Reef Worms in red #18 with a foam post midge or a crystal midge as the trailer have been our best patterns up there lately. Focus on the slower water and try going with a smaller tippet size. The Trout hunter 4.5x fluorocarbon tippet has been working very well!
Miracle Mile -1200 CFS- As of now the road conditions are good. They raised the flows temporarily this weekend to work on a turbine at the dam, the normal 500 CFS return next week. This should not affect the fishing too much, it could really turn things on. Just like the flush on the Reef it will get the fish moving around and send lots of food downstream for them! Scuds(esp. amber) leeches, san juan worms, Reef worms, and black zebra midges have all been working well. The streamer bite has been fairly consistent with the Reef’s Goldie being the top producing fly. We had better success fishing the articulated version.
Grey Reef-500 CFS- The Reef has been consistently fishing well, the clarity is good and the fish are hungry! Reef worms in red and purple followed up with a midge (PAL, Mayhem Midge) has been a killer combo. Focus mainly on the slower deeper sections and skip the fast stuff at the top of the runs. A 4-6 FT rig with 1-3 “b’s” for weight has been our go-to.
Don’t forget about our Off season special! Now – March 15th 2 Nights in one of our cottages and 1 day of guided fishing for 2 guests for only $600! Come see what fishing the Reef in February is all about, Hungry fish and no crowds! For booking or any other questions stop by the shop or drop us a line at 307-232-9128