Guided Fly Fishing Trips below the Fontenelle Dam

The tailwater section below the Fontenelle Dam boasts some amazing trout numbers of rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, making it a top Wyoming fly fishing destination. This meandering prairie river fishes best from early spring well into the fall. With consistent flow releases and temperatures this tailwater produces some AMAZING hatches!Permittee of the Bureau of Reclamation permit # 13-LM-41-0180. RDA is “an equal opportunity service provider”

Types of Trips:

  1. Full Day Float

Months Fished:

Early spring through November

Fish Caught:

Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat

Fontenelle Flow Update

Fontenelle Flow Update Greetings, In an effort to minimize bypass releases, another step increase from 1,600 cfs to 1,700 cfs is schedule to occur on Thursday May 14th.  Bypass releases are planned for late May or early June.  Based on the latest forecast, the May inflow is predicted to be 92% of average.   After the final change at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday May 14, 2020, releases will remain 1,700 cfs until further notice.      Thanks,   Dale

Fontenelle Dam Wyoming Water Update

Fontenelle Dam Wyoming Water Update   Current Status Last Updated: January 8, 2020 As of January 7, 2020, the Fontenelle Reservoir pool elevation is 6485.81 feet, which amounts to 58 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of December totaled 36,283 acre-feet (af) or 113 percent of average. Releases remain at 1050 cfs. The January final forecast for unregulated inflows into Fontenelle for the next three months projects near average conditions.  January, February, and March inflow volumes amount […]

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report July 6, 2019

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report 7.6.2019   Based on this information RDA will plan to start guiding on Fontenelle Dam until at least 7/14/2019 after the water and fish settle in for the season. Greetings, With the runoff tailing off, releases from Fontenelle Dam are scheduled to decrease from 3,800 cfs to 1,400 cfs by reducing bypass and power releases starting on July 8, 2019 and ending on July 11, 2019.  This is according to the schedule below.    Fontenelle Dam Operational Changes  […]

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report 6.25.2019 Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report is looking at the flow reduction schedule this will put our start date for the 2019 summer guiding season right after the 4th of July weekend. The reservoir is 82% full so we should have plenty of water for another stellar season! To book your trip please call 307.413.0669 or email us @ [email protected] With the peak of the runoff winding down, releases from Fontenelle Dam will decrease from 6,400 cfs […]

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report 6/12/2019 Greetings, Due to increased inflow into Fontenelle Reservoir from spring runoff, releases from Fontenelle Dam will be increased from 4,000 cfs by use of bypass on June 12, 2019 and June 13, 2019 to reach a combined powerplant capacity and bypass releases of 6400 cfs. This is according to the schedule below. Fontenelle Dam Operational Changes 6/12/2019 Date Time (MDT) Release Change (cfs) Bypass Release (cfs) Power Release (cfs) Total Release (cfs) 6/12/2019 8:00 AM […]

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report 6.10.2019 Greetings, Here’s the latest Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report from the US bureau of Reclamation; Due to increased inflow into Fontenelle Reservoir from spring runoff, releases from Fontenelle Dam will be increased from 3,100 cfs by use of bypass on June 11, 2019 through June 13, 2019 to reach a combined powerplant capacity and bypass releases of 5800 cfs.  The flow increases will definitely disrupt the fishing so please keep in touch with us regarding when […]

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report   Greetings, Just when we started to make a plan for next week, we got this info………never a dull moment during runoff time. We’re just happy to have the water. Here’s the latest Fontenelle Dam Fishing Report; Due to increased inflow into Fontenelle Reservoir from spring runoff, releases from Fontenelle Dam will be increased from ~1,700 cfs (full powerplant capacity) by use of bypass starting on June 10, 2019 through June 13 to reach a combined […]

Fontenelle Fishing Report

Fontenelle Fishing Report 5.18.2019 Based on the flow prediction below we’re planning on guiding below the Fontenelle Dam after the 4th of July. Please call us @ 307-413-0669 or email;[email protected] Fish On!!!      

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Update

Fontenelle Dam Fishing Update   Greetings, Releases from Fontenelle Dam are increasing to accommodate increased inflow into the reservoir. Releases will increase from 1,000 cfs to 1,400 cfs according to the following schedule: Date Time (MDT) Initial Release (cfs) Change (cfs) Final Release (cfs) 4/15/2019 3:00 P.M. 1000 +200 1200 4/16/2019 9:00 A.M. 1200 +200 1400 Please note: The current release schedule is subject to observed hydrology and is subject to change. This directive supersedes all previously issued directives and […]

Fontenelle Reservoir Data

Fontenelle Reservoir Data This information is from April 1, 2019 Fontenelle Reservoir is currently at elevation 6464.1 feet, which amounts to 28 percent of live storage capacity. Inflows for the month of March totaled 36,900 acre-feet (af), or 70 percent of average. Near average inflows are occurring and releases are being held constant due to ice in the river reach below. Releases are currently set at 1,000 cfs. The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center has forecasted inflows that are near […]

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