The Greys River Road is finally open for the summer and although the lower section of the river (below Blind Bull) is still running a little high and slightly off-color, it's still producing plenty of fish.
Fishing above Blind Bull right now is what it always is at this time of the year, pretty dang good. You get less pressure above Blind Bull, the water is clear and there are still some very nice cutthroat in the waters. You might have to be a bit more stealthy and take your time hitting all of the little pockets, runs and undercut banks, but I can almost guarantee that the best holes have the biggest fish. Hoppers are present in green and brown, although these tend to be a bit smaller than the ones we get in August. Ants, beetles, caddis, yadda-yadda-yadda...There are tons of flying insects out there but I usually stick with stonefly patterns from now through the end of September, mainly because they are easier to see and tie and they tend to catch bigger fish. I also always fish sculpin and/or streamer patterns after I've gone up a section fishing dries. I tend to catch the bigger, pickier fish this way. Olive streamers and olive or natural sculpins are the colors of choice right now.
I've fished everything from 45 miles up to less than a mile from the 1st bridge out of Alpine and although the water is still a bit high closer to town and slightly off color, I still have caught fish at every stop I've made.
Gear guys should stick with smaller Rapalas and whatever spinner floats your boat. Color does matter from time to time, but right now...not so much.
The Little Greys is clear and fishing well. You can catch fish all day long on the Little Greys if you fish your typical smaller dries like Adams, ants, beetles and caddis, but if you want to try and key in on some bigger fish you should try some larger stonefly patterns and don't overlook the faster waters. There are a fair amount of small hoppers out there right now too, so be sure to have a pattern or two.
Good luck folks! And stop by the store if you need any advice or have any questions.