Well, after a few months of steady flows-Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon are dropping. As of this morning the flows are as follows:
GREY REEF- 2,100CFS
MIRACLE MILE- 1,500CFS
*for updated daily flows check links below*
Some of you maybe wondering if this a good thing? Absolutely!! In the case of Grey Reef this should really help with the productivity of the trico hatch. Time to break out the small dries and lighter tippet! This should only get better in the coming weeks and carry well into September. Otherwise the program remains the same at this time, nymphing in the morning, transitioning to hoppers around the lunch hour. Our guides have been throwing 3-5.5FT, 1B-2AB split shot with the following flies; pine squirrel leech, san juan worm, prince nymph, tung teaser, mercer poxyback, RS2 foam wing and/or a pheasant tail. Hoppers are best in a sz. 8 or 10 in either a yellow, pink or purple. So, on to the Mile. Not too terribly much as far as dries are concerned but the nymph program has been solid. Very similar to Grey Reef as far as what nymph patterns are best. If you are planning on heading that way, it has been fairly busy, so please be considerate of other fishermen and respect their space. Fremont is always a great place to be after the water has dropped. Streamers, nymphs and dries should all be on the menu. If it were me, I would be throwing streamers(rusty trombone, goldie and/or a near-nuff in tan) and covering water.