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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.

Oct 23,2014

Fremont Canyon

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Water flow: View Flowchart 80 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: Tricos, Baetis


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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Mayhem Midge Olive,Black 18,20
Jr’s Emerger Gray 20
Barr’s Emerger BWO 18,20
Ugly Bug Red Rock Worm Red 14
JuJu Midge Black 18
Mayhem Midge Black,BWO 18,20
JuJu Baetis BWO 20,22
Conehead Bow River Bugger White 4
Vanilla Bugger Vanilla 6,8
Macgruber Midge Black, Purple 18,20


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

Well the river is holding steady at 450 cfs.  Fishing lately is starting to improve as we are starting to experience fall like temps (in the morning at least!)  With river lower than usual the fish seem to be spread out everywhere, but moving into the faster riffles and runs mid day.  San juan worms, jr’s emerger, foam post rs2′s in brown, gray and black are all catching fish.  It appears that the above normal conditions should be here for the week so get out and enjoy this great weather while it lasts!

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