Baetis!

Well, as we write this report Central Wyoming is covered in a blanket of white.  Per usual, the weather in April has been a mix of everything.  We seem to be in a pattern of snow right now, about every other day.  By no means are we complaining because moisture is always a good thing!

So as of this morning water conditions are excellent everywhere.  Very, very clear from the Miracle Mile to Casper.  Current flows are as follows; Miracle Mile-2,000cfs, Fremont Canyon-72cfs and Grey Reef-450cfs.  So as for the fishing…we are in the middle of the baetis aka BWO spring hatch.  They are popping on a daily basis and the fish are keyed in!  Our guides have almost excusively moved over to strictly baetis patterns and our trademark mini-rig, especially during the peak of the hatch.  A 3-5ft rig, with minimal split shot tethered to a couple of bugs.  RS2 foam-wing, PAL, McGruber, pheasant-tail, jujubaetis, mayhem with a soft hackle trailer. It’s a fun time of year to be fishing, for sure.  Our fish love to hammer on the emerging bugs!

Aside from the baetis hatch, streamer fishing has produced some pretty solid days over the past few weeks.  Per usual, the rusty series of articulated streamers has been the top producers.  With the lower water conditions on Grey Reef and intermediate line has been about perfect.  Anything of depth is holding fish and don’t hesitate to vary your retrieve depending on the type of water your in.