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

THE REEF FLY SHOP (COTTAGES and RV)-GUIDE SERVICE-2015 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>

 2015 COTTAGE RATES(per night) APRIL 1-NOVEMBER 30.

$145.00/2 guests

$160.00/3 guests

$175.00/4 guests

*9% sales tax not included

2015 RV RATES(per night)

$25-power only

$35-full hookup

*9% sales tax not included

OFF-SEASON RATES AND PACKAGES
(NOV. 15-MARCH 31)
Day Trip-$350.00 *does not include lunch
Day Trip plus one night in cottage-$475.00
Day Trip plus two nights in cottage-$550.00
Cottage(2 guest)-$140.00
Cottage(3 guest)-$155.00
Cottage(4 Guest)-$170.00
*add 8% sales tax

 

 

 

 



SPRING FLUSH UPDATE

The 2015 spring flush has been slated for March 9-18.  G & F along with Bureau of Reclamation are shooting for 10 cycles or pulses in order to clean the river for spawning habitat.

NORTH PLATTE FISHING REPORT

Checking out the 10-day forecast and it looks like the beginning of March might feel a little more like winter.  That’s no surprise after the beautiful January/February we had!     As far as the fishing is concerned, we are continuing have good fishing on both Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile.  Our last few outings at the Mile produced a lot of solid fish on streamers-on a fairly aggressive strip and swing.  As for Grey Reef, a nymph rig, 5-7ft, w/ 1-2 B shot has been THE rig.  UV leech(purple), GS mayhem, foam-wing RS2, and a deep purple have been the top bugs.

SPRING FLUSH

Tentatively plan for the third week of March this year for the 10-day flush.

More Great Weather and Great Fishing!

Spring in February, who knew!  As Central Wyoming continues to see warmer temps and relatively calm winds, we keep on fishing.  Grey Reef is fish-able/float-able from Grey Reef dam to Casper, Wyoming.  Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon are also in great shape as are the road conditions.  We had Grey Reef guide boats on the water over the weekend and from the sounds of it the streamer bite was on!  As you would expect the nymph fishing is very good with leeches, reef worms, small scuds and various midge patterns.  We have more guide boats on the water today and tomorrow so we will have another report for you all in a couple of days.

February on the North Platte

Windy weekend out here in Alcova! 60 MPH gusts today, looks like it might let up early next week though. As far as fishing goes, we have had a few boats out the past few days and the fishing has been good! Fishing on the Reef yesterday was good with Reef worms, tan scuds, deep purple, and various midges being the go-to bugs. The streamer bite at the Miracle Mile has been picking up as well, Goldies and olive crystal buggers picking up some good fish. Going to head out to Fremont this weekend and will have an updated report soon! As of now, for the next few weeks, the shop will be open everyday from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. drop us a line or stop in if you have any questions! Hope this weekend has some fishing in store everyone!

Glory Days of January

Wow, wow and wow!!!!  We have had some glorious and weird weather here in Central Wyoming.  40s and rain last night, 48F, sunny and DEAD CALM today.  Had some guide boats on the water earlier this week…streamer fishing was awesome!  Small stuff-olive crystal bugger, bread n butter and a tan near-nuff.  We had some pretty aggressive takes but our retrieve was mid-tempo, not too fast, not too slow.  As always the nymphing on The Reef is solid-reef worms, tan and/or gray micro scud, pulsating emerger, PAL, etc.  Our folks have been doing best in the lower half of the run-typical winter water.  Although our folks haven’t been up there in the past few weeks-Fremont and Miracle Mile are fishing well according to the folks stopping in the fly shop.

Great Weekend on Grey Reef!

You  have to love when the weatherman is wrong!  Central Wyoming was forecasted for warmer temperatures and wind.  As is this case quite often, well, they got it wrong.  Warmer, virtually no wind  and a little bit of snow-that’s what happened.  As for the fishing…it was borderline ridiculous.  We floated yesterday (Grey Reef is currently open from the Dam to Lusby), threw streamers from top to bottom and at the end, agreed that it was one of the best days we had all seen in awhile.  Lots and lots of VERY healthy rainbows/cutbows 16″-20″. Goldie’s, Clouser’s darter, olive crystal bugger…they all seemed to work.

Winter on Grey Reef

Low 30s and relatively low winds as of this morning in Alcova, Wyoming.  Shaping up to be a beautiful winter day!  Grey Reef continues to fish well when the weather obliges.  Amber scud, natural or brown pine squirrel leeches, and PALs have been our nymphs of choice.  The streamer bite has also been pretty solid on Grey Reef as well.  Smaller streamers have been better…i.e….standard goldie, crawdizzle, near-nuff(tan).

North Platte River Report

OFF-SEASON RATES AND PACKAGES
(NOV. 15-MARCH 15)
Day Trip-$350.00 *does not include lunch
Day Trip plus one night in cottage-$475.00
Day Trip plus two nights in cottage-$550.00
Cottage(2 guest)-$140.00
Cottage(3 guest)-$155.00
Cottage(4 Guest)-$170.00
*add 8% sales tax

We are receiving some favorable reports from those who have fished the Miracle Mile the last few days.  Lots of decent browns and rainbows are being taken on streamers and nymphs all the way from Kortes Dam to the Chalk Bluff area.  I would expect a fair number of anglers there this weekend.  Fremont Canyon has be brought back down to 82 cfs (normal levels) and the fishing has been pretty consistent all day.  Many are seeing some action on top with Griffith’s Gnats and Para Adams patterns.  During the non hatch periods nymph and streamers are producing.  We have had boats out the past couple of days on Grey Reef and some good fish are attacking a well placed Goldie.  If you are nymphing, midge patterns like a Ju-Ju Midge, small worms and leeches are putting trout in the boat.  The recent warm spell has the river completely free of ice, so the floating should be good all the way to Casper.  Pick your floats carefully. At 450 cfs you have to do a lot of rowing and with the shorter days it is easy to bite off a bit more than you can chew.  It is dark now t 5:00 pm!  Plan accordingly.