Last Update: 10/7/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 496 cfs at Grey Reef, 530 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report: Flows have come down to winter time levels. The weather hasn't felt that way quite yet but I think we all know what is coming. Fishing nymph rigs has been the most productive for those of us that have been up there recently. The typical reef bugs are working well (smaller mayfly nymphs, rockworms, scuds, and leeches). Baetis and midges are starting to become more and more important.
A few of us from the shop have been up armed with the big rods and streamer boxes and have been able to find a few fish. The streamer game will get more consistent as the temperatures continue to drop, and will make some of the larger fish start to push around and move. Try stripping big articulated patterns followed by smaller leech-like flies with a sink-tip.
Stop by the shop for any questions on fishing/rigging for the Reef this time of year
Miracle Mile Fishing Report: Flows are very managable on the Mile and bugs are very active. Baetis, midges, leeches, and annelids are most of what's on the menu currently. The Mile can fish very well this time of year, with the possibility of seeing some fish feeding on top. Nymphing will generally be the most productive option.
Streamers are also producing some fish as well and if you are a spey-junky, swinging is also moving fish and should only get better as the season progresses. October is here and the cooler temps kick streamer fishing into a higher gear.
Recommended Flies :: The standard Reef and Mile fare applies. Red rock worms, Midges in black, red, or grey, Crystal flash midges #20-22, Juju midge(brown, olive, blue)#20-22. Split Foam Back RS2 in black, brown, or grey #18-22. Barr's emerger BWO #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-20, Foam Wing RS2 in Gray, Brown or Black #18-20, Spicy scuds Olv, and Gry, Pine, Squirrel Leeches #10-12, Girdle Bugs- all colors and size, Epoxy-Back Stone #12-16, 20 Incher #10-14, Stone Bomb #10-12.
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, Cat Toy #4, 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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