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

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NORTH PLATTE FLY FISHING REPORT:

GREY REEF: 

Flow- 2500 cfs

Clarity- good from 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, mercer’s poxyback, cdc case pmd, 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- 800 cfs

Clarity- slightly cloudy.

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- 2050 cfs (note: flows at the Mile are subject to extreme change; refer to flow graph on home page sidebar

Clarity- mostly clear.  

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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Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Grey Reef flows have been reduced to 2500 cfs. Not sure why.  However, the fishing is great and now the wading angler will have a little easier time navigating the river.  Yellow Sallies are coming off strong and appropriate patterns like the Little Yellow Sloane and the Iron Sallie have been producing.  It never hurts to throw a worm and a leech either.  Trico fishing in the early morning can be very productive as well, if you are in the right place and the wind isn’t blowing.  The streamer bite is getting better with each passing day below Government Bridge.  Clarity is finally good.  The Miracle Mile has been holding around 2000 cfs.  We had boats there yesterday and despite roaring winds they landed fish from every run on San Juan worms and leech patterns.  We are not sure where flows are going to be over the weekend.  Fremont Canyon has dropped to 800 cfs and it looks like flows may continue to decrease in the next several days.  Fishing in the canyon is probably your best bet right now, but the Cardwell section can be good on top when throwing Trico patterns.  Areas above the bridge can be especially good.  The forecast is for temps in the mid 80′s and light winds for the entire weekend.  Get up here and fish!

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

The fishing here on Grey Reef is outstanding.  We are seeing good numbers of Tricos in the a.m. and the surface activity has been pretty good on the calm mornings. If you find the right water, large pods of risers are common.   On the nymphing side, our guides have been throwing leech/reef worm/Rs2 combos and doing well from Grey Reef to Sechrist. Flows at the Miracle Mile are on the rise and we have not been told how high it will go.  Currently it is at 1800 cfs.  I probably would not venture out there until the flows stabilize.  Off color water with a lot of floating debris should be expected.  Not much has changed at Fremont Canyon.  Fishing in the canyon itself is your best bet for consistent action.  A variety of flies are being used from Tricos, Rs2′s, leeches and worms.The streamer bite is good in the Cardwell section.  A wading staff is very useful there.  Stop by the shop if you ever need any info on the fishing possibilities in our area.  We love to help!

North Platte River Fishing Report

Not much new to report today.  Things are still great on Grey Reef.  Rs’2′s, the Reef’s Lazy, Mercer’s poxybacks and various yellow sallie patterns are producing everyday.  Flows are still stable at 3000 cfs.  The Mile on the other hand, was dropped on Tuesday to 550 cfs for the game and fish to electroshock, but it has not come back up.  When or if,  it will is unknown.  Fremont Canyon is now running at 1050 cfs. Fishing has been good and pressure light.  We have all guides on deck tomorrow.  Look for a stellar report on Saturday.

Grey Reef Fishing Report

Wow!  What a day yesterday!  Several large browns were caught on everything from streamers, nymphs and Trico’s.  With the flows currently stable and the moon phase perfect, I expect a few more big trout will be taken in the next few days.  From the reports that I have received from the Miracle Mile, it looks like the golden stones are all but done.  The nymphing  should remain solid though.  Don’t forget that they will drop the river to 500 cfs sometime this week to electroshock.  Wade fishing pressure has been very light below the dam at Grey Reef since the flows have increased.  With the proper use of a wading staff most areas can still be reached.  You will have to add a bit more weight and run a little deeper with your nymph rigs.  Rs2′s and Mayhems are still producing with regularity.  This is the week to be here!

North Platte River Fishing Report

The  fishing remains very consistent on all parts of the river.  Flows are currently steady at the Miracle Mile and there are still plenty of golden stones coming off.  The top water action has been more productive when we have cloud cover, but the nymph and streamer bite is good.  Sometime early next week they will drop the flows to 500 cfs to allow the game and fish to do some electroshocking . Check the flows before making that trip.  Pressure has been very light in Fremont Canyon/Cardwell this week.  We have gotten reports of decent dry fly action on PMD patterns above the bridge and the streamer bite has been good on Goldies and brown Sex Dungeons in the meadow stretch.  Here at Grey Reef the flows have been stable at 3000 cfs for 3 days.  Floating now is going to be your best bet. Fly patterns are the same and the midge activity has been hot until noon or so. I could not keep them off the Mayhem Midge yesterday.  The afternoons are best fished with PMDs and Yellow Sallie patterns like the Rusty RS2 and a Gabriel”s Trumpet.  Streamers like the Goldie and a white Dungeon put a few fish in the boat as well.  The banks with some vegetation and good current are where you should concentrate your efforts.  The water below Government Bridge is fishing well and the clarity is improving everyday. Why aren’t you here?

Grey Reef Fishing Report / North Platte River

Great weather  and fishing so far this week.  Flows were bumped again yesterday at Grey Reef to 2900 cfs and the trout love it.  Midge and small worm patterns like the Reef’s Lazy and Mayhem are fooling the fish until about noon, then PMD’s and Yellow Sallies until 3:00 pm or so. Clarity is very good now at Government Bridge, with a little bit of color at Sechrist.  This stretch should fish well by weeks end.  Fremont Canyon is up to 1000 cfs and the streamer bite has been pretty good.  Nymphing above the bridge in the slower water is also producing with worms and leeches.  The dry fly bite at the Miracle Mile is still on and should continue for a few more days.  Fishing above the bridge is best if you are looking for some top water action.  Below the bridge nymphing with worms, leeches and stoneflies is the way to go. The weather forecast is pretty good for this weekend.  You should be here fishing!

North Platte River Fishing Report

Not only are the temps hot, so is the fishing!  All parts of the river are producing respectable numbers of trout.  The Miracle Mile seems to be back!  Golden Stones are coming off in good numbers and the top water action remains solid, when there is some cloud cover. Big attractor dries with large stonefly droppers are are getting it done.  Big leech and san juan worms are also working well.  Midge patterns are working at Fremont Canyon, and surface action is on if the wind is not too bad.  Griffiths Gnats and even small royal wulffs are effective patterns.  The nymph and streamer bite is also good.  Here on Grey Reef not much has changed.  Midges, leeches, worms, pmds and yellow sallies are all putting fish in the boat.  Clarity below Government Bridge is still off a bit all the way to town, but fish can been had on large streamer patterns like sex dungeons and home invaders thrown to  the bank.  The fishing should remain good everywhere until flows increase again.

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report

Once again, the Bureau of Rec has bumped the flows.  The Miracle Mile is at 3500 cfs, Fremont Canyon is at 700 cfs and Grey Reef is sitting at 2800 cfs. No word on whether or not they will continue to increase over the weekend.  We  had boats out yesterday from the Reef to Chalk Bluff and all enjoyed good fishing and great weather.  The Yellow Sallies are building everyday as well as the PMDs. Fishing these patterns is very productive from about 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.  In the mornings leeches, worms and midge patterns are a good bet.  The Miracle Mile continues to fish very well and the top water action has been steady with large attractors with a stonefly dropper. We had boats there yesterday and they did well.  Fish can be had at Fremont Canyon but it may take a little effort.  Ripping streamers through the Cardwell section has been good.  Everyone have a happy holiday weekend and good fishing!

Grey Reef / North Platte River Fishing Report

The weather keeps throwing us a curve this summer.  Torrential downpours  have the lower river (below Lusby) quite muddy again.  About the only game in town is the reef or the Miracle Mile.  Here on Grey Reef, not much has changed with fly patterns.  The PMD’s and Sallies are hatching daily and if you are lucky enough to be in the right water the fishing is borderline ridiculous.  With the increase in flows the streamer bite has been good as well. Goldies, Sex Dungeons and Sparkle minnows are all producing.  Flows have remained fairly stable on the Miracle Mile and the dry / dropper action is heating up.  Large stonefly patterns like a Chubby Chernoble  or a Stimulator with a Twenty incher or a Pat’s Rubber legs dropper is doing the job when thrown to with willow lined banks above the bridge.  Nymphing with a golden stone pattern is probably the most productive if you are after sheer numbers of fish, but who can resist casting a 3 inch dry fly and having a large brown eat it off the surface?  Flows are stuck at 600 cfs at Fremont Canyon and the fishing is getting better with each passing day.  The Cardwell section is probably your best bet at these water levels.  Fly selection should mirror the patterns used on the reef.  Hopefully we will be in a drier weather pattern this week and the lower river will clean up.  Keep your fingers crossed!