Greys River is located just east of the Idaho
Border near Alpine, Wyoming. The river is about 55 miles in length and will
eventually flow into Palisades Reservoir on the Idaho Wyoming border, Like many of Wyoming rivers, fishing season on the Greys is influenced by winter snow pack and spring runoff.
fishing starts late June and continues on into autumn. The river's
character offers some good undercuts, pockets, fallen timber and at times some
very fast white water in a forest canyon. Some anglers do float sections
of the river, but is normally restricted to canoes and cararafts. In summer the
river's flow can range from about 600 cfs to close to 2000 cfs.
the hatch is not critical and the fish in faster waters are rather forgiving.
An anglers choice of flies need not be more than 6 or 7 patterns for the Greys.
Elk Hair Caddis, BWO's, BH Princes, Pheasant Tails, Humpy, Royal Wulff, Hoppers,
and Streamers all work well.
Access to the Greys is plentiful, the road offers
beautiful scenic views, wildflowers and lots of wildlife viewing. Of the fifty
some miles the last ten requires some adequate ground clearance. The road is
normally open May thru October.
Camping: There are five developed campgrounds along the Greys River
and two on the Star Valley front.
Directions: From the south side of Palisades
Reservoir, head east on US 89 to USFS Road 138 and follow the Greys upriver some
32 miles to Sheep Creek. The road provides several alternate access and scouting