It’s hard to believe September starts next week. From the looks of it, our first taste of fall may come with it. After weeks in the 90s, 70 degree weather will feel pretty good! As for the fishing report, let us start with updated water flows…
With dropping flows on Grey Reef, water conditions are excellent from the Dam to Casper and beyond. So how’s the fishing? In our opinion, about as fun as it gets. This is the most technical time of year for Grey Reef. Looking for pods of picky trico eating fish in the morning and transitioning to hoppers in the afternoon. Longer leaders and lighter tippet(4X and 5X) are the name of the game if your going to be throwing dries. For tricos we prefer a attractor dry(i.e. para adams, sparkle para adams, purple rooster) with a trico spinner dropper. This is the time of year you can fish dries all day long. Woohoo!
So considering the hot, dry conditions and decreasing flows-we need to touch on water temperatures. Temps on the lower reaches are something to be very considerate of this time of the year. With these warmer temperatures we ask folks to float early and/or late, minimize the handling of fish and pinch your barbs for a quick release.