North Platte Fishing Report
Grey Reef – Miracle Mile – Fremont Canyon

THE REEF FLY SHOP (COTTAGES and RV)-GUIDE SERVICE-2014 Rates

$450.00/2 anglers-FULL DAY <lunch,drinks & terminal tackle included>

$350.00/2 anglers-HALF DAY <drinks & terminal tackle included>

$160.00/2 anglers-GREY REEF PRIMER <two hours wadefishing with one of our seasoned guides, we throw in a dozen bugs and off you go!>

$475.00/2 anglers-MIRACLE MILE <lunch, drinks & terminal tackle included>

 2014 COTTAGE RATES(per night) APRIL 1-NOVEMBER 30.

$14o.00/2 guests

$155.00/3 guests

$170.00/4 guests

*8% sales tax not included

2014 RV RATES(per night)

$25-power only

$35-full hookup

*8% sales tax not included

 

NORTH PLATTE FLY FISHING REPORT:

GREY REEF: 

Flow-500 cfs

Clarity- Good,  Grey Reef Dam to Government Bridge – Stained just below Government Bridge to Casper

Temp.- 56F@ Cable Hole.

Patterns- GREY REEF-GOV. BRIDGE: Nymphs: UV leech, PSL, RS2 foam wing, ice minnow,  mini impaler, crawdizzle,  cdc prince, cdc p-tail, GS mayhem, deep purple, reef worm. Streamers: goldie, bread n’ butter, Morrish medusa(flesh), articulated goldie, dungeon(tan), dungeon(black).

FREMONT CANYON: 

Flow- 80 cfs

Clarity- Stained

Temp.- 55 F

Patterns- Nymphs: REEF worm, flossy worm(red), PSL (brown),  mini impaler, crawdizzle, bush’s dad, san juan(purple), UV leech, ice minnow, UV leech, tan scud.   Streamers: goldie, burgin bugger(olive), articulated goldie.

MIRACLE MILE:

Flow- 800 cfs (note: flows at the Mile are subject to extreme change; refer to flow graph on home page sidebar

Clarity- mostly clear, tea colored

Temp.- 51F

Patterns- Nymphs: san juan worm(purple), san juan worm(red), pine squirrel leech(brown and crawdad), UV leech(natural), crawdizzle, pat’s rubber leg’s(tan/brn), halfback, fb pt, prince nymph, halfback, inbred golden, RS2 foam wing. Streamers: goldie, bronze bugger, bow river bugger(blk), Morrish medusa(fleshy).

*ROAD conditions from Alcova to the Mile-SPRING WEATHER can change road conditions drastically.  Please use caution!

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WYOMING FLY FISHING NEWS

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North Platte River Report

I can sum up the fishing with one word, consistent!  All of the guide boats have been doing very well.  Not much has changed with the fly selection.  At the Miracle Mile, worms seem to be the preferred meal, along with the Reef’s Crawdizzle and various streamers like the Reef’s Goldie.  Fremont Canyon has been giving some nice trout, especially in the canyon sections.  Running short rigs consisting of San Juan worms and leeches through the pocket water has been very productive.  From Grey Reef to Casper visibility is good and the fish are on various caddis patterns, Rs2 foam posts, crawdizzles, worms and leeches.  The streamer bite can be good in the shallow heads of the pools and the tail outs.  A well placed Goldie trailed with a crawdizzle can get some very aggressive takes. The weather looks good for the entire weekend and the fishing will be too!

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

What a beautiful weekend!  Not much new to report other than the fishing is good everywhere.  Finally the Miracle Mile is has been more consistent and giving up some good fish on San Juan worms.  Our boats landed 23 and 26 inch browns this week. Flows have been a bit more stable, hovering around 800 cfs.  Fremont Canyon /Cardwell is getting better everyday.  The trout have been eating everything from Tricos in the morning, worms, leeches and crawdad patterns are working well during the non hatch periods. Here on Grey Reef the weeds are complicating things a bit, but the caddis have been popping at dark.  A gray size 18 Elk Hair caddis has been getting the job done.  We have also had some success with a dry dropper rig in the Sechrist-Bessemer stretch.  Again if you are floating you can’t go wrong on the lower river.  Things have been very productive from Lusby to Robertson road.  This should be a great week to fish.  The forecast is for warm temps, little wind and abundant sunshine for this entire week.  Get up here.  You won’t be sorry!

North Platte River Fishing Report

Well, the weather man was right!  We woke this morning to temps in the low thirties and a stiff north wind.  Tonight promises to be even colder!  The good news is, the forecast for the weekend could not be better.  Mild temps in the 70′s and very little wind.   The fishing continues to be very productive just about everywhere.  We had guide boats below Casper a couple of days this week and the streamer fishing was great.  Sex Dungeons, Near Nuffs  and Bow River Buggers put most of the trout in the boat.  With the seasonal weed growth, fishing from Lusby to Casper has been most floaters choice right now.  Vegetation is less and the catching has been good here on Crawdizzles, leeches, larger San Juans and Caddis patterns .  I have received good reports from the Miracle Mile this week and I anticipate the opportunities to get into some nice browns will increase as fall comes on.  A mixed bag of streamers, crayfish patterns and nymphs have producing.  With flows back to normal levels at Fremont Canyon most fly fishers are getting into good sized trout.  Trico’s, Caddis patterns, worms and leeches and a well placed streamer seem to be the flies of choice.  This should be a great weekend to fish!

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

What a beautiful weekend!  We had boats everywhere yesterday, from the Miracle Mile to Casper and all enjoyed pretty good fishing.  Some nice browns were caught at the Mile and apparently San Juan worms were the flies of the day.  A hopper dropper was the rig of choice from Sechrist to town.  The action wasn’t fast and furious, but several nice fish were taken, especially between Bessemer and Robertson road.  Fremont Canyon received a good amount of pressure Friday and Saturday, but most are already headed home.  Fish were being caught on streamers, RS2′s, worms, leeches and some top water action was had on Trico’s as well.  Though the fishing is a bit challenging at Grey Reef with the vegetation right now, the trout can still be caught.  Spend a little time adjusting your depth and weight in every fishable run and keep your flies clean!  The trout are there…

North Platte River Fishing Report

The guides had a pretty good day at the Miracle Mile yesterday.  Several big browns were boated!  Worms, leeches and the Reef’s crawdizzle accounted for most of the trout taken.  I also had a good report from Fremont Canyon/Cardwell.  The Rs2 foam post was on fire yesterday.  With the flows back to 80 cfs there, the fishing has returned to normal…. Great!  Many of the guys I talked to that fished Grey Reef yesterday said it was a little slower than usual but what they lacked in numbers they made up for it in size.  Many did well on a scud/leech, scud/worm combo.  With the good weather forecast I look for the fishing to only improve over the weekend.

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Fishing is holding up quite well on all areas of the river.  Fly selection is pretty much the same, worms, leeches, RS2 foam posts, and crayfish patterns are putting trout in the net.  At Grey Reef the wading angler is now primarily confined to the section from the dam to the boat ramp.  The weeds from there down is making it a challenge to get to the fish. Most areas between Grey Reef and Lusby are best fished from a boat.  If you are wading, below Government Bridge to Buffalo Berry Campground would be my choice.  The Miracle Mile has been a bit more consistent this week.  With flows at 800 cfs, everything is accessible by wading.  The pocket water above the bridge has been giving up some good fish.  We have guide boats there today and I will have an updated report tomorrow for you.  Fremont Canyon is back to normal flows of 80 cfs and fishing well.  Clarity is off a bit, but that is normal for this time of year and doesn’t really effect the fishing. Good weather is forecast for the weekend.  You should be here!

North Platte River Report

Well, the gauges are back on line at the flows are as follows: Grey Reef  500 cfs, Miracle Mile 1000 cfs and Fremont Canyon 1000 cfs.  I received favorable reports from just about everyone yesterday.  The wade fishing at the dam was great.  The trout were eating just about everything from worms and leeches, to crayfish and RS2′s.  A friend of the fly shop landed (and kept) a 6 1/2 lb walleye too!  Not much changed below the bridge other than the flows.  Patterns are the same as here at Grey Reef.  Anglers who hit either the Miracle Mile or Fremont Canyon enjoyed some solitude and good fishing at both locations.  Large San Juan worms were the fly of choice at both parts of the river.

As the vegetation matures and stabilizes the fishing on all parts of the river will only get better.  This will be a great week to fish the North Platte!

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Grey Reef flows have been dropped to 500 cfs!  I assume the Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon/Cardwell are the same.  We are not sure as all the gauges are down.  We have all our guide boats out and will give a report later today when they get off the water.

North Platte River Fishing / Conditions Report

Big fish!   Yes, big trout are being taken on the Grey Reef section even with the seasonal weed growth.  Though you may have to work to find them in certain spots, when you do, expect some nice fish. Worms and leeches are still accounting for most of the trout, but small nymphs and crayfish patterns are getting it done too.  Below Government Bridge has been fishing very well all week on the same patterns, but the clarity is still off a bit from the rain this week.  This should clear by tomorrow.  I fished the Mile Tuesday and did very well.  Flows have dropped to just over 1000 cfs and the wading is relatively easy.  Hot flies were the Reef’s Crawdizzle, big San Juan worms and a few fish eagerly took the Reef’s Goldie.  Though the water looks muddy it really isn’t.  Tannic water there is common and once in the water visibility is a couple of feet.  Flows did drop at Fremont Canyon to 1300 cfs.  I suspect there to be a lot of floating /suspended moss and low visibility until flows stabilize, but the fishing should be good if you can keep your flies clean.