Encampment River Report
Current Streamflow : 501 cfs at the Encampment and Platte confluence.
Encampment River Report :
The Encampment season is upon us! The flows here have risen over the last few weeks meaning fish are moving and bugs are flying. If you are planning on fishing this area soon, arm yourself with a variety of topwater and subsurface patterns. It’s crucial to be prepared with BWO’s between sizes 16 to 20, small dark elk hair caddis, and the occasional attractor or terrestrial for surface action. Large stoneflies, caddis pupae, and a variety of baetis nymphs will get you well prepared for any action deeper down. With the rise in flow and recent rain into this system, make sure to have a worm or flashy attractor to battle the loss of clarity. Depending on the conditions of the clarity, make sure to bring leader and tippet between sizes 3x and 5x. Although it is awesome to be able to use thicker tippet this time of year you never know what the conditions will favor so being over prepared is never a bad idea.
For info on our Encampment River float trips, hit the LINK
Dries: BWO #20-22, Griffith's Gnat #20-22, Sprout Midge Blk #18-22, CDC Baetis Dun #18-22, Para-midge #22 , Sparkle Flag BWO #18-20, Ext. Body BWO #16-22. Para Wulff Adams #16-18, Mole Fly #18-22, Royal Wolff #12-18, Headlight Caddis #14-18, Humpy #10-20, Parachute Adams #14-20
Nymphs: Juju Beatis #18-22, Goodale's Baetis #16-18, Brassie #16-22, Foam Wing RS2 Red #18, Mercury RS2 #18-20, Split Foam Back Grey #18-22, Juju Emerger Gray #18, Prince #8-16, Swing Caddis #14-18, Anatomay #16-18, DB Peacock Stone #8-10, Black Rainbow Warrior #18-12, Gold Biot Stone #8-14, Red RS2 #18-20, La Fontaine #14-16, WD50 #18-20, Soft Hackle PT #14-18, Guide Choice Hare's Ear #14-18, Goodales Baetis #18-20
Steamers: Bread and Butter Bugger #4, Platte River Spider #4, Hothead Bugger #8, Sparkle Minnow #8
The 2017 float season will be here before you know it. Until then we are happy to answer any questions you have and come springtime we will have a better idea when the floating window will occur. You don't want to miss out!