Welcome to June


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Well, it’s been a pretty nice start to June. Cool, wet weather has made it pretty pleasant and Central Wyoming looks nothing short of spectacular. Green and wildflowers, the prairie is alive! Granted the wet weather pattern we seem to be in has messed with the lower river clarity, it sure is nice to see the reservoirs on the rise. As if the fishing hasn’t been good enough, we are really excited to see what the summer brings.

GREY REEF: 1,200cfs Grey Reef dropped down to 1,200cfs early this morning. A somewhat unexpected drop, we are nice and clear up top. We have fishable water from Grey Reef Dam to just upstream of Government Bridge. Our team expects conditions to improve if we can dodge the big thunderstorms. Grey Reef has been buggy! Baetis and midges, not gonna lie, it has been a whole lot of fun.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,775cfs Flows on the Miracle Mile continue to hold steady, we haven’t seen a move on flows in well over a month. Fishing has been good, not great but good. Road conditions have been impacted by the weather, so watch the radar.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs Low and clear. A little crowded as you would expect but fishing pretty well from what we are hearing from our customers.

What to fish? Leeches, worms(San Juan), reef worms, baetis and midge patterns. But we’re not too far out from PMD movement on Grey Reef and golden stones on the Miracle Mile, so…

Going Up


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First things first, Grey Reef is on the rise. Flows as of this morning are 1,500cfs coming out of Grey Reef Dam. For those of your wondering, 1,500cfs is pretty sweet level for Grey Reef, from both a floating and wading standpoint. At this point we aren’t expecting another bump but really who knows, so we are going to enjoy this level while we have it.

GREY REEF: 1,500cfs. Clear from Grey Reef Dam to Lusby. Cloudy downstream due to the bump in flows. Water conditions should only improve in the next few days.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs. Mostly clear.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,800cfs. Clear. The Mile continues to hold steady at this flow but we are expecting flows to bump at some point.

If you are here or headed this way make sure to pack leech, midge and baetis(BWO) patterns. We should start nearing the end of baetis on Grey Reef and start making our way towards PMDs, sallies and caddis.

Lastly we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! Remembering all of those the made the ultimate sacrifice…

A Drop In Flows?


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Well, after the rain and the increased runoff, Grey Reef is back down to 1,000cfs. Apparently a little too much water was going into Glendo Reservoir and the Bureau of Reclamation had to turn it down a bit. We are fortunate to be surrounded by tailwater’s, so we still have good water to fish. Anything currently not under a dam is running and running hard. All of our reservoirs continue to rise and should do so for the coming weeks. It’s gonna be a great season!

GREY REEF: 1,000cfs and holding steady. Water conditions are good from Grey Reef Dam to Government Bridge. Below that, it’s a little off-color but fishable to the Bates Creek confluence.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs, mostly clear, hazy green in color. Fishable.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,775cfs, clear.

Baetis, midges, leeches and worms are our top producers.

After The Rain


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After three days of light steady rain, this weeks forecast looks pretty nice. Temps in the 60s and 70s and relatively light winds. We do have a few days with thunderstorms set to build in the afternoon. Other than that, Central Wyoming is coming to life…the prairie is greening up nicely and the reservoirs are going up.

GREY REEF: 2,000cfs and holding steady. Water conditions are good from Grey Reef Dam to Government Bridge. Below there, its a little off-color but fishable to the Bates Creek confluence.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs, mostly clear, hazy green in color. Fishable.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,775cfs, clear.

Standard fare on our three tailwater; baetis, midges, leeches and worms are our top producers.

A Little Update


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Alright folks, here’s a little updated report for you! Let us start with the flows and conditions…

GREY REEF: 2,000cfs, Grey Reef just bumped up to from 1,000cfs to 2,000cfs last night. It is currently stirred up a little bit below Grey Reef but it’s still fishable. We are expecting it to get back to normal in the next day or two.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs, mostly clear, hazy green in color. Fishable.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,775cfs, clear. The Mile has been holding steady at around 2,775cfs for a bit but are expecting flows to go up again at some point, probably sooner than later.

All and all things are pretty good in Central Wyoming. Reservoirs are starting to fill(*they have a ways to go), there’s a little green tint to the prairie and the fishing is pretty darn good. Standard fare on our three tailwater; baetis, midges, leeches and worms are whats working for our crew.

Fishing License and Current Conditions


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GREY REEF: 1,000cfs The upper is in good shape but we are experiencing some runoff just above Government Bridge. With the forecast for the week being in the 70s, we are expecting more runoff downstream.

FREMONT CANYON: 72cfs Mostly clear but the water is a hazy green color.

MIRACLE MILE: 2,800cfs Clear. Road conditions to and around the Mile are good.

 

 

More Updates


So folks, a few things have changed over the weekend. Grey Reef is holding steady at 450cfs and conditions at Lusby as of this afternoon were good. There were even a few baetis starting to pop!  A couple of feet of visibility, a vast improvement from the end of last week. We may see a little burp tomorrow but with cooler temps mid-week, conditions should improve again. Now onto the Mile…the road(Kortes) is open and from what we’ve been told you can come over from Sinclair as well. The Mile is on the up, with flows bumping to 2,600cfs today. Considering snowpack, we would assume that flows for the Mile will probably only go up in the coming weeks/months. Fremont Canyon is stable at 75cfs and fishable.

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A Few Things…


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Conditions report:

Grey Reef is at 450cfs. It is fishable from Grey Reef Dam to Lusby, roughly 8-12″ of visibility at the Dam and green. Zero visibility at Government Bridge.

Miracle Mile is at 2,000cfs. The road is open from Alcova to the Mile. Flows were increased on Wednesday from 500cfs to 2,000cfs. Floating debris made the fishing difficult but this should only improve as flows stabilize.

Fremont Canyon is at 80cfs. The road into Fremont is clear.

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After The Storm


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Well, that last storm was no joke! Casper Mountain got around 48″, Casper over 30″ and Alcova somewhere around 24″. It was definitely one for the books. As you would expect this is going to have an impact on the Grey Reef tailwater. Current conditions are as follows; around 8-12″ of visibility at Grey Reef Dam, 2-4″ at Lusby, and zero visibility at Government Bridge. Considering the amount of snow, warmer temps and low flows(450cfs), we are expecting Grey Reef to be in rough shape for the remainder of the week. So what about driving the Mile? Well, to be blunt it’s not happening at this moment in time. Certain areas around the Mile saw 3-4ft of snow out the big storm and its a mess out there. As always, we will keep you updated as things change!

Flush is Finished


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Well, the spring flush has officially wrapped up. Flows on Grey Reef have gone back to 450cfs. At this point we do not have any information regarding the flows for Grey Reef later this spring and summer. As always, if we hear anything we will let you know. Currently Grey is is floatable and fishable downstream of Government Bridge. This is subject to change, especially this year with the amount of lingering snow drifts.

Miracle Mile? We have had guides at the Mile the past week and other than one 150yd stretch of Kortes Road, the getting around out there is relatively easy. Keep mind folks, we have some more wet weather on the horizon, so this is subject to change. As always, USE CAUTION when headed that direction.

It’s gradually starting to feel like spring and the fish are starting to act like it. With the flush in the rear view, the spawn is really going to fire up. PLEASE be considerate of the fish and don’t walk through the redds. It really is best if we leave the spawners alone.