Fremont Canyon is definitely an attraction as the spring Rainbow Trout Spawn has commenced. Tis the season for an influx of wade fishermen in the area before the annual pulse flush below the Gray Reef Dam, slated to begin March 28th according to the Bureau of Reclamation. With subsequent water level increases of Gray Reef throughout the spring, these two factors mean Fremont Canyon will see more traffic.
At the Cowboy Drifters Fly Shop we have set up some folks with an arsenal to target fish in the Canyon in their free time. I think the anglers who have visited Fremont Canyon in the past few weeks would agree with Guide, Colt Neville’s report:
“I headed out to Fremont Canyon on Wednesday to check it out. The water clarity was great and it’s flowing at just over 100 cfs. There were lots of fish sitting on Redds, so naturally egg patters were working very well. For me the Orange trout bead seemed to be the ticket, but I also had some luck on rock worms targeting the deep runs at an indicator to weight length of 7 feet. The streamer bite was pretty slow until later in the afternoon/evening. I landed the Rainbow on an egg pattern and the Brown on a large articulated olive streamer.” – Colt.
Things to Consider:
As always, if you are headed out, check the weather. We have had 50 degree plus days with 50 mph wind gusts, followed by dead calm days with snow. Dress in layers and be prepared, it’s hard to trust the weather man during spring in Wyoming! We have had many conflicts between local weather reports and Apps such as Weather Underground, Accuweather, etc.
We’ve had a lot of calls about the road conditions. Roads to Fremont Canyon and the Miracle Mile are currently OPEN.
We’re sure many of you agree that a little fresh air can’t hurt. However, please use good judgement in light of the current world public health concerns. If you are from an area with known cases of Coronavirus, help contain the spread. Or if you are sick, please stay home and call your doctor Francis Cooper.
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