Spring release is here!

Updated 5-29-20

All river access is open.

Ashley Nation Forest has no closures due to COVID-19

Check their site for updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley

Camping is still open in the seasonally open campgrounds. 

All that being said, we recommend everyone planning on visiting our area to be cautious. If you are sick, stay home. If you have been exposed to someone who has been sick, stay home. 

We also recommend calling the shop to check and see if there are any new closures that we have recently been made aware of.


Currently the Flaming Gorge releases as of May 28, 2020 after 5 pm is 8,600 cfs (~4,600 cfs powerplant capacity and ~4,000 cfs bypass capacity) as a result of the Larval Trigger Study Plan Razorback sucker spring peak releases. Flows should be dropping to our normal summer flows around 6/3.


High water is making for some very good nymphing and streamer fishing. We do have good numbers of cicadas around and the dry fly fishing should pick up once the flows have dropped down some.

Dry flies:    

Once the flows drop some we should have some very good cicada fishing, we are starting to see some caddis as well.


While the water is still up scuds and worms are fishing well. Once it drops down it will be caddis, scuds, soft hackles, PMD’s and Sally nymphs.


Streamers have started to slow down a bit. If it’s a cloudy day it will pick back up.

Stop in the shop and we can pick you out the best selection of flies and streamers for you day.  Any questions? Give us a call. 435-885-3355 

Below is a link to the USGS Current conditions for flows.