River Report
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River Statistics:
Northgate Canyon
Current:   927 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   956 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   985 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   971 cfs
Gage Height:   3.90 ft

April in Wyoming. This is the time of year that really gathers crowds, so keep that in mind. However, with the weather becoming more favorable compared to the dead of winter means the fish are in and are eating. The water coming out of Seminoe is cold! This is going to keep the bug activity to a minimum. Leeches, eggs, scuds, rock worms, and sow bugs will be on the top of the menu with midges being secondary. Streamer fishing can be excellent, it never hurts to swing a goldie or rusty trombone through a run before you pull out the nymph rig. 2-3x with a 4x dropper was standard. Leeches and eggs were the top producers. Yellow, chartreuse, mottled yolk and roe all pulling fish. Black and natural leeches without BH put the most fish in the bag. Grey Reef below the dam produced the largest numbers of fish, with the majority of them on midge patterns sized in the 18-22 size. Foam backs, black beauties and medallion midges #18-22 worked really well under either a leech or scud (orange or rainbow). Fremont canyon produced some nice resident fish. Similar fair for flies and tackle. The wind can be quite challenging, try to set yourself up for success by fishing from the side of the river that will get your cast going with the wind. Layer up! Face protection, eye protection, multiple layers underneath, warm socks and plenty of hand warmers. A heavier weighted rod, 6-7wts will do a lot better up there than 4-5wts. Big country, big winds and big fish! If you have a couple of days to spare get up there! Plan your trip ahead of time, as many others are too!

Report Updated On: 04/10/2018
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