Last Update: 9/17/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 499 cfs at Gray Reef, 784 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report :: Flows are dropping on the Reef, making weeds a little thicker. Lower stretches of the Reef have been fishing very good right now from Government Bridge down. Upper stuff is also a great choice just be sure to clean your rigs often, there is a lot more vegetation in the water and trout will not eat dirty flies We are seeing more bugs too, with PMD's and Yellow Sallies starting to make an appearance in some of the lower stretches. In the mornings and later evening hours look to the edges and seems for opportunities for dry-fly action.
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 :: Flows dropped a little on the Mile the past few days. Things are picking up on the Mile with Fall around the corner. Big flashy bugs will be the way to go for the time being. 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. In the mornings and evenings, look for fish rising on the edges of the river. Flows should continue to hold so look for things to really turn on when they stabilize.
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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