Winter weather is on its way and the fishing is great! All three tailwaters have been have fishing well, with consistent flows and great visibility this is a great time to get out and fish.
Grey Reef is flowing at 500 CFS and the water temps are fairly cold. Still a fair amount of vegetation for this time of year, but that will keep clearing out as we get further into winter. Fishing has been consistently good from the dam all the way past government bridge. We have been out throwing streamers and the Reef’s Goldie has been the go to bug, The slower the strip the better. TRFS guide Lee Iberlin caught a very nice 25″ brown stripping the goldie just a few days ago out of the junk hole! Nymphing is still the most consistent way to catch fish. Good winter patterns include hot head and standard pine squirrel leeches, Reef worms, deep purple, scuds, and assorted midge patterns.
Fremont is fishing awesome right now! If you want to throw streamers I would suggest going into the canyon rather than the meadow and again keep the strip fairly slow. Nymphing has been king in the meadow with some really healthy fish being regularly. Same nymphs as mentioned above with more of an emphasis on the smaller midge patterns and annelids.
We have been seeing some great fish coming from the Mile. The Mile is behaving like usual where we have some awesome days and some days that are less productive. The more productive days make it all worth it though! An olive streamer has been our go to out there, like an olive Peanut envy or a Super Yummy in olive. The road out there has been fine but with this next winter storm that might be changing.
Winter Storm echo is slated to roll in today and dump a good amount of snow on us.With high temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s this week it’s going to be chilly but the fishing should be great!