Last Update: 05/22/13. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow :: 901 cfs at Gray Reef, 1000 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report ::
We are still seeing some epic days on the water so get out and do some fishing! Flows are hovering around 900cfs which is a great flow for fish to spread out and fill up some of those runs. Both float and wade fishing are still productive. Look for flows to start increasing as the resevoirs fill up. Nymphing the usual worms, annelids, and black pine Squirrel leech patterns should be first choice on the nymph rigs. Follow these up with smaller baetis nymphs, like a Foam RS2 or Split Foam Back. Don't hesitate to throw streamers either, the fish can hammer them this time of year! If you throw the two-hander, bring 6-10ft T-11 using Vanilla Buggers, Aggravators, Bite Me Buggers and follow up with Spiders.
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Miracle Mile Fishing Report :: The Miracle Mile's flows have jumped up to 1000 cfs , which is still awesome for wade fishing and floating. Baetis, midges, and scuds should be somewhere on your rig along with more steaky choices like worms, leaches and streamers. Wade fishing continues to be great. Don't forget to try scuds, hot head leeches and Sparkle worms. The trick is to get your flies down and right in their face.
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, Baetis patterns including small PTs and purple back baetis #18-20. Spicy scuds Olv, and Gry #14-18. Pine Squirrel Leeches# 10-12 Primetime Caddis #14, EA Orange Softhackle #12-14, Swing Caddis #14-16
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 the 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.
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