FREMONT CANYON FLY FISHING REPORT
The Fremont Canyon Fishing Report provided below is a free service provide by our shop guides and customers. The reports will be updated as often as necessary and we will always change the report if any sudden changes should occur. However please understand that sudden storms can often change conditions overnight before we can change the report. We welcome any Fremont Canyon fishing reports that you would like to provide.
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The snow is starting to fly, and so are the fisherman!!! The fishing is en fuego and we’ve got THE guides that will hook you up! Fishing in November & December can be some of the best! It’s just playing the game with old man winter! In fact I’m watching it snow right now as I write this report. This is what we wait for! The fishing this time of year can produce the opportunity to go chase a true reef or mile beast!
The mile is kicking out toads on the lower, lake run fish are starting to show up! Trout Spey with black or yellow streamers have been hanging big fish. As far as nymphs go worms, midges and egg patterns have all been taking fish. Please stick to the deep runs and avoid the shallow gravel as these fish are spawning.
The reef is fishing great. The browns are hanging in the upper sections and the bridge down has also been kicking out some nice bows. Worms, eggs, scuds and midges are the HOT ticket.
Fremont is still fishing good as well. Wait for the water to warm up a little. I like starting about 10am. These fish are big and fat but they eat small bugs. Some of our favorites are the rainbow warrior, the mayhem midge,small rock worms, Darth beatis, and any of your favorite midge patterns size 20-18.
Put on your warm and fuzzies and get out there!
Give yourself a holiday break and go FISHING.
Reef – 450 CFS
Miracle Mile – 550 CFS
Fremont Canyon – 75 CFS
- OCTOBER 2022 N PLATTE RIVER FISHING REPORT -
As the leaves change so does the fishing! The fishing on all our tail waters has been nothing short of amazing! Both up and down the valley the clients and the boys are bending sticks! Dry flies are crushing it, and every afternoon we see pods of fish looking up and getting stoked! Fish an Adam’s parachute with a mayhem midge dropper and throw just above the rise forms!Nymph fishing!!! Stoneflies, Worms, midges, and BWOs have all been taking big fish!Streamer fishing!!! The larger bugs stripped quick have been on fire on cloudy days. However even if it is a sunny day stay the course. Streamer fishing kicks out the biggest fish. Some of the favorites of the guides are, thin mints, Rusty trombones and Goldies!All in all this fall has been amazing but it’s not over, now is the time to get out there and catch a toad!!! Let us know if you want to jump in a boat. The weather might be getting colder but fishing is heating up!!!!
- SEPTEMBER 2022 N PLATTE RIVER FISHING REPORT -
The high mountain stuff has been in play! We recommend a variety of hoppers and our custom-tied Majerus Ciggy’s! The big ditch is kicking out great fish. However, don’t be afraid to go up the hill! Stop by the fly shop for a map and a few of the latest and greatest terrestrials! There is nothing like a gorgeous hike and nailing a big fish on a hopper. Kind of like “earning your turns” on a snowy mountain! With that being said, all four of our North Platte tail waters and the Big Horn in Thermopolis are staging for an epic fall! The fish are starting to look up, which means primetime for both streamers and dries. With clear water and fish looking up, the big fish are shopping for, what I call, the “impulse buy!” These fish make split decisions this time of year, so jump in one of our boats and be the cashier. Make a reservation with your favorite guide and come for an experience. We can’t wait to share this beautiful place with you.
Ryan, Liz, shop gals, and your favorite guides
- AUGUST 2022 N PLATTE RIVER FISHING REPORT -
The fishing has been steady this August! Our current river flows are Reef 2200 CFS, Mile 540 CFS, Fremont 400 CFS, and the Big Horn 1200 CFS. The Reef is in good shape from top to bottom. Keep in mind the Reef is 80 miles long and can provide you with your own little slice of heaven. Some days it’s rare to see another fishermen or boat. The fishing itself has been about “big game” nymphing! Stone flies, your favorite worm (squirmy or pegged) purple has been a popular color lately. Leeches and caddis nymphs are also getting it done. The fish on the Bighorn, Mile, Reef, Fremont, and the afterbay are all beginning to look up! There have been some nice early morning Trico hatches. We recommend fishing a traveling rig………. we personally prefer a sexy hopper (Amy’s ant, meadow hopper, thunder thighs etc.) with a bead head caddis dropped off. The bread crust, anato-may, and dirty bird are the guides favorite dropper. For the targeting rig we recommend an Adams, or an extended body blue wing all lubed up, then drop a “Mayer sink it spinner” or a mayhem midge in gray or black. To sum it all up, the fishing is great, and our playground is huge! The current river flows are Reef 2200 CFS, Mile 500 CFS, Fremont 400 CFS, and Big Horn 1500 CFS. We are excited to be approaching our favorite time of year when it becomes “dealers’ choice”. You can fish, nymphs, streamers, hoppers, and little dries! Drop us a line if you want to jump in one of our boats or just stop by our little red schoolhouse for a map and the right gear!
- FREMONT CANYON JUNE 2022 -
Fremont is continuing to kick out big fish and fun days. Bring your studded wading boots and be ready to hike back into the canyon a bit to find the less pressured fish. The same bugs that are working on the reef right now will also produce at Fremont, but you may want to go extra light, to 4 or 5x, since these fish do see more anglers. Get there early for the best action!
Grey smaller bugs underneath an attractor of choice. The go-to rig for this stretch has been the IED worm, trailed by any size 18-20 midge or baetis nymph patterns. Popular small bugs are the Chocolate Thunder, grey or black Mayhem, or purple Darth Baetis. Keep it short and light, with a #4 weight. Dries are standard fare for this time of year, with small black Adams or Purple Haze patterns generating the most attention. For streamers, lighter colors and smaller silhouettes usually do better in the clearer water between the Reef and Lusby. The “trusty” Rusty Trombone and the small and heavy Goldie have seen lots of eats lately. Some guides are reporting success on orange eggs as well.
Bridge but the upside to that is it gives the fish a rest. Things are already starting to clear and our guides are starting to work farther down in the system. It’s fall, and the big boy browns are starting to come out to play. This stretch is where you’ll want to go if you like throwing big bugs for big fish. Worms and leeches are steady producers, but don’t forget the little bugs. Any RS2-style pattern can be trailed behind a larger offering and you’ll be surprised how many eats it will get, even in off-color water.
Miracle They haven’t hit their stride yet, but the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more they’ll start thinking about the ladies. There’s nothing like the colors on a big male brown when he’s dressed for success, and our guides love taking clients up to the Mile to swing big flies for the chance at a lifetime fish. We have the program dialed in through mid-January, so give us a call if this sounds like your cup of tea.
in the fall. Egg patterns seem to be fairly effective in this stretch through the colder months, and various orange colors are usually the go-to. Also try going super light and stealthy with a small Cracked-back Baetis and two mayhems. There’s lots of fun waterfarther down in the canyon, but make sure to bring your studded wading boots. Those boulders can get slippery!
time fishing during the winter season, so they know how important it is to have good gear that fits and works properly for Wyoming’s challenging cold-weather conditions. Take advantage of their technical knowledge regarding the top-line brands we carry by giving
9/27/21 - Fremont Canyon
The Canyon remains a top destination for do-it-yourselfers and you’ll want to get there early for a prime spot. Remember that most of the same bugs working on the rest of the system will work on Fremont, but you’ll want to scale down your tippet and adopt some ninja habits to keep a low profile.
Fremont Canyon remains a wade fishing smorgasbord, with the best
opportunities happening during the morning hours. The water on this stretch is usually a little more pressured than elsewhere, so bring lighter tippet and be ready to play the small-bug game with rockworms, PMD’s, and trico nymphs.
Fishing on all our permitted waters is in play!We had a rain event last week on the Reef, but waters are clearing, and fishing has been great!The fish are getting super buggy and sliding up into the fast water, which is way more fun to fish! The Mile is kicking out some great fish and the stones have shown!We are super busy and putting great trips out the door every day.
Fremont is fishing great but can be a little busy.Bugs have been Crack Back PMD’s, and Mayhem Midges in black and purple.
|3-17-20 CoronaVirus and the Platte River Fly Shop. We have reduced staff hours but we are still filling orders with normal business hours. From time to time we do drop ship orders directly from the manufacturer, but some of are suppliers are shutting down their warehouses. If your order will be delayed for any reason, we will contact you. You are not going to catch the disease by being outdoors, so get out there and do a little fly fishing to reduce the anxiety/stress factor. If any of this changes, we will make another post.
10-30-19 Well as we go into winter I think everyone knows the routine by now. Streamers, Midges, Scuds, Eggs and Leeches will be the predominent patterns throughout the winter. This will be our last update until spring unless something major happens.
7-16-19 Fremont is flowing at 900cfs to help keep Pathfinder from overflowing. Now that the Mile flows are coming down, I would expect Fremont to go back to normal 75cfs sometime in August.
4-10-19 Fremont has picked up the last couple weeks with warmer weather. Midges, scuds, leeches and annelids working the best. It won't last long as we expect high flows in Fremont this spring with the heavy snow pack. They will have to divert more water thru this section.
10-16-18 Fremont clarity is now starting to clear after Pathfinder Reservoir turned over last month.
9-23-18 Fremont is a little off color and weedy, but on calm mornings and evenings dry fly action is good. It should really start fishing well once we have a good freeze and the weeds clear out.
Fremont is at 700cfs and fishing is lights out with smaller bugs on the Cardwell section and streamers in the canyon. Fishing Cardwell, it's a blast to stalk and tie into these large fish, playing them in water that hardly seems big enough for them to swim in. Many of the same bugs that work on the Reef will also work on this section. Be prepared to tie into some football sized rainbows, and we have even seen a few browns come out of here this spring and summer. The canyon is always an adventure, with big trout that will test your fighting skills as they weave in and out of deep and bouldery pocket water.
4-14-18 Spring has sprung in Wyoming. The Blue Wing Olives should be showing up in good numbers starting this week. Fremont Canyon has fished well last few weeks. Red Annelids, Scuds, Midges and BWO's along with streamers has been the ticket.
4/3/17 Fremont is fishing good. The bows are now full swing into the spawn so please be careful where you wade. We expect Pathfinder Reservoir to spill over again this year so please watch the flow reports.
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