Last Update: 7/29/2014. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 2,507 cfs at Gray Reef, 2,020 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report ::
Guides on Gray Reef say the river is fishing well from the dam all the way to Seacrest. We are seeing more bugs too, with PMD's and Yellow Sallies starting to make an appearance in some of the lower stretches. In the mornings and later evening hours look to the edges and seems for opportunities for dry-fly action. We are seeing good hatches of tricos in the mornings and in deeper, slower water, fish will rise to these little bugs.
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 :: Flows are back up on the Mile now that the surveys are done and those fish are spreading out to their normal holding areas once again. We are getting reports of good fishing on nymph rigs and streamers. Golden stones are still working well up there as are caddis. In the mornings and evenings, look for fish rising on the edges of the river. Flows should continue to rise 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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