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 overnite before we can change the report. We welcome any Fremont Canyon fishing reports that you would like to provide.
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- 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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