Fishing Reports

Cutthroat trout on dry flies

Posted on August 7, 2016 by Jeff Ehlert

Cutthroats have been showing up on the end of our lines more often the past couple of weeks. I wish there were more of these in our streams.


Big Dries in August

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jeff Ehlert

Drayton with two of his ten fish that he caught this past Tuesday while floating the Upper Colorado River. This young man can really cast a fly rod.


August Float fishing is on fire

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jeff Ehlert

Drayton with two of his ten fish he caught on Tuesday while floating down the Colorado. The fishing has been as good as I have ever seen it in August and looks like it should remain good through October this year.


Salmon flies coming to the Upper Colorado soon!

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Jeff Ehlert

Zach and I floated the Upper Colorado last Friday and caught a few nice fish on stone fly nymphs along the banks. What that ultimately means is that we will soon be able to throw the big dry flies to some of the best rises of the year when the Salmon flies begin their flight. This is often called a phantom hatch by those unfortunate anglers that have chased this hatch for years, but never caught up with it. The best way to hit it is find an outfitter that has a good idea of when the hatch will occur and then book a float with that outfitter. Your guide will try to start your float above where he thinks the hatch is and float down until you collide with it. Then hang onto your rod.


Grey Reef this May

Posted on May 19, 2011 by Jeff Ehlert

Grey Reef is running at 6,000 cfs currently, but the fishing has been surprisingly good with more large fish than usual, which is saying a lot. The fish have been steady on red worms, San Juans, Baetis and leeches. Make sure that you get your flies down to the fish and you won’t be disappointed.


Grey Reef running high, but fishing is good

Posted on May 1, 2011 by Jeff Ehlert

I just returned from guiding on Grey Reef the past two days in snow, wind, rain and high water (Around 5,000 CFS), but the fishing was good with several fish over 20 inches. The fish are hitting on red rock worms, Bahrs emergers, RS-2 nymphs in grey and brown, brown leeches and apricot eggs.The water starts to get a little muddy below Government bridge, but fishing is good all the way down to Bessemer Bend. We still have openings for 2 or 3 day trips at the rate of $260 per person per day and this includes lodging.


Float fishing on April 17 was low on quantity, but high on quality

Posted on April 19, 2011 by Jeff Ehlert

Six of our guides went float fishing on Sunday. The water temperature was 36 degrees and the fishing was slow, but we did get some big fish. With winter still hanging on, the water is cold and the fish aren’t very active. Look for slower deeper water and make sure that you are getting your fly right in front of the fish which seem to be holding tight to the bottom. San Juan worms, baetis nymphs, midge pupa, and glo-bugs were the only flies that brought any success on Sunday.


Here is Dave Parri, one of the owners of Grand County Fishing Co. with a rainbow that took a “lowly” globug. Glo-bugs are frowned upon by many, but sometimes you just need something to wake the fish up. Of note this fish was not on a redd, but in a deep slow run. Please avoid fishing to any redds and allow the fish to create the next generation of trout. Tight lines to everyone.


Spring fishing is officially here

Posted on April 15, 2011 by Jeff Ehlert

Grand County is still getting snow, but the days in between have been fishing well. The Colorado around Parshall can become off color on warm days, so arrive early and work on fishing your midges through the deeper pools and their tailouts. Fish in the Williams Fork are looking for eggs and san juan worms. The Fraser River is fishing well with Prince nymphs and red san juan worm


First Post!

Posted on April 15, 2011 by Jeff Ehlert

Grey Reef is clear and fishing well. The lower river is muddy from snow melt and rain. Fish are taking midges, annelids, baetis and crane fly larvae.

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