The Major Meltdown
As it finally starts to feel like spring we are reminded of winter once more. Casper, Alcova, and surrounding areas received snowfall ranging from 30” in town to 48” in higher elevations. This was the largest storm recorded in the area since records began being archived in 1923! The major meltdown and flash flooding has been in full swing the last few days. By the looks of the river, and surrounding drainages, water conditions are going to be poor for the next 3-4 days. Fishing has been outstanding in recent weeks before the water conditions decreased. Lots of fish have been feeding on snow midges and midge larvae, along with the usual scud, leech and annelid. Effecting patterns have been reef worms, PAL, pine squirrel leeches, and snow midges. Depths have been ranging from 4-6 feet and weights from .4g (Dinsmore BB) to .8g. The forecast for the upcoming weeks is looking excellent and water conditions should be vastly improved in the next 4-7 days. Spring fishing is happening right now and there are a lot of fish feeding in the deeper parts of the river. As always, please be responsible anglers and admire spawning fish, don’t harass them. Please stay off of redds and let our fish create the next generation for our next generation.
NOTICE: The cable closure is in effect for the month of April between the two cables directly downstream of Gray Reef dam. Please take notice of the posted signs in the area and steer clear of fishing this stretch, there is almost always a Game Warden patrolling and enforcing this closure.
Feel free to give us a call for the latest conditions.