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The Grey Reef tail water is an excellent trout fishery. Clear, cool water from the reservoir maintains optimum water temperatures for trout populations and year round fishing opportunities.

Aug 22,2014

Fremont Canyon

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Water flow: View Flowchart 1,600 cfs
Visibility: 15 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid-Day
Best stretch: Meadow
Best access point: Cardwell Access
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Midges, Caddis


“Must-have” fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Olive 20
Jr’s Emerger Gray 20
Barr’s Emerger BWO 18,20
Ugly Bug Red Rock Worm Red 14
Idyl’s Tailwater Tiny Olive 18
Mayhem Midge Black,BWO 18,20
JuJu Baetis BWO 20,22
Conehead Bow River Bugger White 4
Vanilla Bugger Vanilla 6,8
Hot Head Mohair Leech Brown 10


Fishing season: January-December
Recommended fly fishing leader: 71/2 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9 Foot 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip

Not much has changed as far as the fishing.  Flows are reduced to 1,500 at the Reef with clearing water and floating moss.  Top bugs have been pheasant tails, leeches, foam post rs2′s, crayfish, and caddis stuff.  The upper river is on the mend but floating and standing moss have made it difficult to get clean drifts.  Government Bridge down the river is still cloudy but much less floaties to contend with.  Cooler weather is in the forecast with temps possibly dropping into the 70′s.

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