Posted on April 30, 2016
We have had wet and snowy weather all week. As I am writing the snow is still lightly falling. Central Wyoming is lightly worse for the wear as the fishing is still very good. Grey Reef blew out a few days ago and corrected itself in typical day/day and a half fashion. Yesterday we had great fishing across the board. Below Government Bridge is a mess though. Fremont is rocking, Miracle Mile Fly fishing is great bout the roads out there aren’t. We stuck some big fish in area still waters and our Bighorn River fishing in Thermopolis, WY was great. Urban settings and very limited amounts of water are not our favorite. It isn’t always just about the fish and frankly , if it is, the Bighorn can’t compete. I guided that stretch in the mid to late 90s when there was nobody out there…that was pretty fun.
May 1st is tomorrow so the cable to cable stretch will be ready to fish. Please be careful of the redds!
Flows at Grey Reef are still low but there is 2700 cfs coming into the North Platte River between Grey Reef and Glendo. 3200cfs is the flow at that point. With our large stockpile of moisture in the Laramie Range and in Southern Wyoming we are in for an incredible water year. The reservoirs are already VERY healthy. Big water makes the dry fly fishing amazing and keeps good structure for our big mean ambushers. Expect excellent dry fly fishing beginning mid July and continuing through mid-late October. Trophy streamer season will blossom in October with the height of the action in early November/late October.
We have a couple amazing lodge spots available in late July and through September. Sage Grouse hunts are almost booked to max so get on them if you want the best Sage Grouse hunting available anywhere. We might even have some other upland opportunities that will blow your mind? Working on that and will report as soon as they are confirmed.
More news to follow…this will interest the Grey Reef anglers the most. We are big fans of private access and not floating around in a wad with all the other boats on the river. That is why we secure so much exclusive trespass rights for our guests. It makes a big difference. More on that later.