Last Update: 10/20/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 454 cfs at Gray Reef, 545 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report :: The weeds in the upper have finally stopped growing so look for them to start disappearing soon. Those fish have started to turn on to smaller bugs lately. Small baetis patterns are going to be critical to have on your rig. Trico's are still around and fish will still be keying in on them as the hatch winds down. The usual larger leech and worm patterns are also working very well. Be sure to clean your rigs often, there is a lot more vegetation in the water and trout will not eat dirty flies. In the mornings and later evening hours look to the edges and seems for opportunities for dry-fly action. Lower floats have been producing some good fish on streamers.
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 :: Things are picking up on the Mile with cold temps around the corner. Clarity is improving daily as well so things are starting to line up. 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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