Last Update: 7/28/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 1512 cfs at Grey Reef, 1232 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report: Flows are finally up a little higher and should stick to around 1500cfs for awhile. This means those fish will spread out a bit more and be a little deeper as well. Nymphing has been the most productive with the typical reef rigs working well (smaller mayfly nymphs, rockworms, scuds, and leeches). Be on the lookout for PMD's and even Trico hatches on the calmer cloudy days, which can provide anglers with some good dry fly fishing. The streamer fishing on the Reef has also been consistent. Try stripping big articulated patterns followed by smaller leech-like flies. If things seem slow don't be afraid to throw on a sink tip and see what you can find.
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Miracle Mile Fishing Report: Flows are very managable on the Mile and bugs are very active. Caddis, PMD's, Trico's and Golden Stones will be the main bugs. The Mile can fish very well this time of year, with the possibility of seeing some fish feeding on top. Nymphs will be the big producers with some larger flies like leeches, stoneflies, worms, and annelids, followed up by mayfly emergers/nymphs. 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.
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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