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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 30,2014

Miracle Mile

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Water flow: View Flowchart 1,015 cfs
Visibility: 24 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid day
Best stretch: Split Hole
Best access point: Below The Bridge
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance: Midges, Worms, Leeches, Crawdads


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

Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s):
Ugly bug Skinny Leech Brown 10
Ugly Bug Rock Worm Red 12
Tailwater Tiny Black 20
Pat’s Rubber Leg Brown 8
San Juan Worm Red 10
JuJu Baetis BWO 18,20
Halfback Nymph Brown 12
Clouser Crayfish Brown 10
Conehead Bow River Bugger Brown 2,4
Hot Head Mohair Leech Brown 10


Fishing season: January-December
Recommended fly fishing leader: 71/2 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 3X Tippet Pound Test
Best fly fishing rod: 9 1/2 Foot 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout WF
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip

We had boats spread out from the Reef to Sechrist.  Reports came back with fairly consistent fishing for August.  The moss appears to more of issue above Lusby and gradually decrease the lower you go.  Top bugs of have been cdc pmd’s, foam post Rs2′s, leeches and some caddis stuff.  Cooler weather has blessed us the last few days making the dog days of summer a little bit better.  Cooler temps with chances of ran are in the forecast for the next few days.

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