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-450 cfs

Clarity- Great,  Grey Reef Dam 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-79 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- 550 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

The weather has been beautiful the last few days and the forecast is for much of the same through the weekend.  Yes, the wind will blow a bit but what else is new?  Things really haven’t heated up at the Miracle Mile yet, but fish are being caught on the standard fare of worms, leeches, pheasant tails and streamers like the Reefs Goldie, Sparkle Minnows and Sex Dungeons.  Anglers at Fremont Canyon are continuing to enjoy some top water action on a mix of Pseudos, Caddis and Tricos.  When the fish aren’t rising both nymph and streamers are working well.  Here at Grey Reef the fishing remains consistent, but getting your depth and weight right is vitally important.  These adjustments, sometimes necessary in every run, can make the difference between a good and great day. Also, be prepared to do a fair amount of back rowing.  The sections between Government Bridge and Casper still seem to be the float(s) of choice for many, primarily because the fishing has been very good!   There is a wide variety of water types on many of the floats and the trout are responding well to streamers, nymphs and even dry dropper rigs.  At our current flows there is a lot of water available to the wading angler.  If you aren’t sure where to go stop in the shop and I will fix you up with a free access map, suggest some fly patterns and techniques, then off you go!

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Conditions and Fishing Report

All in all it has been a very quiet week.  Not many folks on the river.  Conditions are good everywhere and reports from the few fisherman I have talked to have been favorable.  The Miracle Mile has been producing fairly well, though lots of smaller fish. Halloween is kind of the benchmark we go by for things to start heating up. When it does it can be epic!  Fremont Canyon has been shining the past few days especially in the canyon itself.  Streamers are the way to go now and I have seen some pics of some very respectable fish.  The weeds have finally stopped growing on Grey Reef and we should see a drastic improvement in the coming weeks.  Most are floating from Government Bridge to Bessemer (not in one day) and the streamer bite has been very good.  Clarity is great  from the bridge down and the vegetation is minimal.

We have lots of availability in our cottages in November and they make a great base of operations  to chase the spawning browns at the Mile.  A trout of lifetime could be waiting for you!

Grey Reef, North Platte River-Flows and Fishing Report 10/13/2014

Been fielding a good number of questions this morning in regards to flows and fishing on Grey Reef and Miracle Mile.  First off, flows on Grey Reef are 450cfs, Miracle Mile 506cfs, respectively.  Can you float Grey Reef at 450cfs?  Absolutely!  Is upper Grey Reef too “weedy” to fish?  No, it is not!  There is a fair amount of vegetation on the upper river…that being said our guides and guests have seen some excellent streamer, dry and nymph fishing the past couple of weeks.  We are catching a lot of nice fish on the upper river right now!  As far as the Miracle Mile is concerned it’s been a little more hit or miss.  Yesterday looked like a ideal streamer kinda day-overcast, rainy, calm.  We managed a few but it was nothing to right home about.  If you are planning a trip to Alcova and you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call.  That’s what we’re here for!  307.232.9128

North Platte River Fishing Report

Things were a bit slow on the river yesterday.  Everyone that I talked to caught fish but had to really work for them. Today promises to be and interesting one, with a weather system moving in.  Rain, temps in the 40′s and a stiff north wind will test anyone floating the river today. This coming week is looking like a nice one though breezy.  There is still a mixed bag of insects hatching ;  Trico’s, Pseudos and Caddis, though the Tricos are winding up.  The most productive set ups have been traditional nymph rigs (worms, leeches crayfish patterns with small nymphs) but streamers are taking their fare share of trout.

We still have some availability in our cottages this week.  Give us a call and we’ll get you set up.

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Wow! What perfect weather we have had the last few days.  Everything is fishing well. I spent some time out at the Miracle Mile yesterday throwing streamers and I was pleasantly rewarded with several nice fish. Spot hopping was the way to go and I found eager trout in nearly every run.  The Reef’s Goldie trailed with a Crawdizzle worked, as well as a Yellow Sex Dungeon.  Clarity and flows are excellent and at 550 cfs the wading was very easy.  Fremont Canyon has been seeing  prolific hatches of Psuedos, Tricos and some Caddis near dusk.  The trout haven’t been particularly picky about patterns, but a good presentation is the key. Flows are normal at 80 cfs and clarity has improved considerably with the recent cool nights.  The wade fishing at Grey Reef is still good and the weeds are starting to die off.  A bit more water is becoming available daily. The Trappers route stretch was insane on Tuesday.   The trees are showing their fall colors, clarity and wading are good, and there is no better time to fish this idyllic setting.  Baetis, Trico, and Caddis patterns should handle any risers and a worm, leech, RS2, prince or hare’s ear combo will produce while nymphing.

 

FALL FISHING-North Platte River, Grey Reef, Wyoming

All of our Grey Reef guide boats have been having some great fall dry fly fishing the past couple of days.  Tricos, baetis and psuedos have been coming off on all stretches.  A small parachute adams or sparkle para has been the ticket for these fish.  That being said we are about to enter one of the best times to be on Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont.  Mid-October thru November consistently produces some of the largest fish of the year.  Most of these big fish fall victim to a well placed streamer this time of year.  Very few people, combined with great fishing-it’s a no brainer why most of our guides love the fall!  We do have SOME availability in the cottages and for guide trips…so if you have any interest in getting on the water before winter closes in give us a shout or drop us a line.

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Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Good weather is in store for us for the next several days.  The Grey reef section is fishing very well, but be prepared to do some serious back rowing if you are floating.  Getting your depth and weight right are crucial.  The trout are still eagerly taking leeches, worms, Rs2′s, small pheasant tails and caddis patterns.  The reef’s Goldie, Sex Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows and Near Nuff Sculpins are a good bet if you like to throw streamers.  All of these patterns should produce clear to Casper.  The Miracle Mile flows dropped again to 550 cfs this week.  Everything is now accessible to the wading angler.  Big San Juans are still producing if you are nymphing and just about any large streamer should get a grab or two. I am not sure what is going on at Fremont Canyon right now.  There was some talk about raising it again to 500 cfs to do some maintenance on Pathfinder dam but what the flows are currently I don’t know as the gauge is not reporting.  We will let you know when we know.

North Platte River Fishing Report

Chilly and blustery today on Grey Reef.  All of our guide boats out yesterday enjoyed some top notch fishing.  I received reports that the trout were eating dries, streamers and nymphs.  The streamer bite has been pretty good the last few days. Goldies, Sex Dungeons, Near Nuff Sculpins and Crawdizzles are all producing some aggressive strikes with regularity.  On the nymphing side, worms, leeches, Rs2′s, Prince Nymphs, CDC Pheasant Tails and various caddis’ are all working well.  Fremont Canyon / Cardwell has been fishing well also on the same patterns.  There are still many hunters camped out out at the Mile and a friend said he saw one guy with a 10 pound brown on a stringer!  Very sad….  He also reported that the action was very slow yesterday and you really had to work for every fish.  The crowds were not as bad above the bridge and the pocket water was definitely more consistent. More seasonal temps are in store for us this coming week and this should only improve the fishing.  This is a great time of year to enjoy the North Platte River System.

North Platte River Fishing Report

Flows have remained steady on all sections of the river and so has the fishing.  Grey Reef has been producing some nice fish on both nymphs and streamers, but do not rule out the occasional Trico sipper on the calmer mornings.  Expect to “spot hop” from run to run if you are floating with a good push between spots.  You are looking for moving water now with the mature vegetation.  The weeds aren’t an issue from the bridge down and this is where most are floating.  Be ready to row if you are doing the Sechrist float.  It’s quite a haul at 500 cfs.  Fly selection is the same as the upper with leeches, scuds, worms, RS2 foam posts, crawdizzles, Hare’s ears, Goldies and Sparkle Minnows.  If you are headed to the Mile expect crowds.  With the various hunting seasons in camping and fishing spots are now hard to come by.  The fishing has been good though and you can’t go wrong with a San Juan worm now.  Fremont Canyon / Cardwell has really been giving up some good trout this week.  Good top water action is possible on Trico spinners in the eddys both above and below the bridge.  If you are nymphing a worm/RS2, worm/leech combo should get he job done.