Last Update: 3/25/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : FLUSH cfs at Gray Reef, 537 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report: As a reminder to those heading to the Reef, they are in the middle of flushing the river. They stop the flush each day at 10am so after that, it is safe to wade. Clarity down low will be a bit cloudy but will soon clear up. Temps are warming up so those fish are becoming more active. Nymphing has been the most productive and the typical reef rigs are working well (smaller midges, rockworms, scuds, and leeches). Be on the lookout for midge 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 slowly drifting 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. The water is open and floatable from Gary Reef Dam to Casper.
Stop by the shop for any questions on fishing/rigging for the Reef this time of year
Miracle Mile Fishing Report: The Mile can fish very well this time of year. 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 producing some fish as well, just remember in the colder months slow and deep retrieves are the way to go. And if you are a spey-junky, swinging is also moving fish.
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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