We have water on the Reef! We are currently at 2,000 cfs on the Grey Reef and expect that to hit 3,500 within the next couple of weeks. It seems to always be a guessing game as to when the powers that be will raise the water levels. With the water level raised fishing has been excellent. Cold water makes for happy and hungry fish! The little bit of moss we were seeing the last couple of weeks has begun to disappear. When flows rise or there is off color water think about throwing San Juan Worms, Rock Worms and Leeches. The bug activity has been great this year. Fish have been focused on PMD’s, Baetis, Caddis and we have spotted a few Yellow Sallies in the afternoons. Fish are being located in all water depths. This is a great time of year to fish the Reef!
Miracle Mile : 1,500+/- cfs
The Mile has been fishing super well. Flows are just below 1,500 cfs which opens up some side channels. The whole sections is fishing well. Stonefly nymphs are on the menu and should be hatching soon. This is going to be a good year to throw foam on the Mile. Some days it seems that the fish key in on bigger bugs such as stoneflies and other days they want the little stuff. Stick to PMD’s and Baetis nymphs.
Fremont Canyon: 78 cfs
Fremont has been fishing well if you can find a spot. It is becoming a very popular spot to fish. Fish can feel the pressure and will find any depth to hide. The canyon and meadow section are seeing the same bug activity as the rest of the river. Think small bugs and look for noses when the hatches start!