Last Update: 11/24/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 452 cfs at Gray Reef, 539 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report :: Last weeks cold temps have finally lifted and the Reef is back to fishing great. Those fish have turned on to smaller patterns so small baetis patterns are going to be critical to have on your rig. The usual larger leech and worm patterns are also working very well. Eggs will continue to be a good bet as the browns continue to spawn. With cooler temperatures and high winds streamers are a very efficient way to go. With high winds make sure to have heavier weighted rods in order to cut through the wind (6, 7 & 8 WT's).
Walk-wade access remains good, so if you're not floating keep this in mind. Be sure to have the standards up there such as annalids, leeches, worms, and smaller baetis patterns. Also don't be afraid to throw some streamers at the bank. This can produce some nice fish this time of year.
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Miracle Mile Fishing Report :: With the cooler temperatures fishing on the Mile has been excellent. Guides are reporting bigger browns moving up the river. Be aware of active spawning fish and redds if you are wading around. Your bug choice here should be similar to the Reef, smaller baetis and midges, with some larger stuff like leeches, worms and annelids somewhere in the box as well. Streamers are also starting to produce some fish as well. And if you are a spey-junky, swinging is also moving fish.
Recommended Flies :: The standard Reef and Mile fare applies. Red rock worms, SJWs, midges in black, red, or grey, Crystal flash midges #20-22, juju midge(brown, olive, blue)#20-22. Split foam back in black, brown, or grey #18-22. Barr's emerger BWO #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-20, Foam Wing RS-2 in Gray, Brown or Black #18-20 purple back baetis #18-20. Iron Sally #16-18. Poxy-Back PMD #16-18 Spicy scuds Olv, and Gry . Pine Squirrel Leeches# 10-12 Swing Caddis #14-16, Girdle Bugs- all colors and size, Epoxy-Back Stone #12-16, 20 Incher #10-14, Stone Bomb #10-12
Don't forget about streamers. Fish can be had on the Reef year round by slow rolling leech patterns and other big ugly streamers. Throw towards the bank and start stripping as fast as you can. Try Goldie's #4, Snapping Craw or Stalcup's Baby Dad. Wooly Sculpin #6-8, Thin Mints #6-8, Platte River Spider #8, Dungon's Olive and Tan #4, Monkeys #4, Peanuts #4, and Zoo Cougars #4. Also for you swingers try- Ish's Cool Herc White and Chart or and Ish's Grand Master Flash- Black and Copper or Tan and Gold
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