GREY REEF FISHING REPORT 9/6/17
While the Hopper fishing has been solid, nymphing has been a little tough this month due to the grass and floating moss. But things are about to change.
2000 CFS 9/4/17
1750 CFS 9/5/17
1500 CFS 9/6/17
The Bureau of Reclamation has notified us that water levels on the Grey Reef will be dropping off the first week of September and reduced again to the normal winter flow of 500 cfs during the 2nd week of September. The daily trend has been a 250 cfs drop each night.
Shorter days and cooler nights have ended the life cycle of the moss in the river. It has started dying, breaking free, and drifting down the current. When the flows drop, the river returns to its main channel and the huge amounts of river salad filter the water and clear it up increasingly as you get downstream. It will only take a few days for the moss to settle, water to turn gin clear, and 95% of the fish in the river to start keying on adult bugs on the surface for the majority of their diet. Last year was amazing, but I foresee even better fall fishing for 2017 with outstanding Caddis, BWO, and PMD hatches. During autumn, the streamer fishing will also really pick up.
NORTH PLATTE RIVER MENU
PMD, BWO, Caddis, Trico, Hopper (Foam: Tan, Yellow, Pink)
BWO – Barr’s Emergers, RS2, Juju Baetis, Olive Foam Back, Epoxy Back Baetis
PMD – Barr’s, Epoxy Back PMD, Pheasant Tail
TRICO – Purple back
MIDGES – Disco Midge, Miracle Midge
Brown, Brown/Yellow, Tan, Olive, Black
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