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

Clarity- clear from Grey Reef Dam to Bear Crk.(1.5 miles upstream of Gov. Bridge)

Temp.- 41F@ Cable Hole.

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

FREMONT CANYON: 

Flow- 72cfs

Clarity- slightly cloudy.

Temp.- 37F

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, otter egg(tangerine).   Streamers: goldie, burgin bugger(olive), articulated goldie.  

MIRACLE MILE:

Flow- 1,550cfs (note: flows at the Mile are subject to extreme change; refer to flow graph on home page sidebar

Clarity- mostly clear.  

Temp.- 35F

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, yarn egg(chart, orange, or flame), otter egg(apricot or tangerine). 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 / North Platte River Fly Fishing Report

The fishing remains solid on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River!  Below Government Bridge is still suffering from clarity issues, although I think that is nearing the end. We hope! The weather forecast for this weekend is for temps in the 60′s and 70′s with very little wind !  Maybe spring is finally here!   Fly selection remains the same with leeches, worms, Rs2 foam posts seeming to be pulling in the lions share of the trout.

North Platte Fly Fishing Report-Grey Reef

Well, we are still suffering for some muddy water below Government Bridge on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte.  That being said the fishing on the upper 12 miles has been borderline ridiculous!  Baetis aka BWOs are starting to really pop!  Our guides have really been doing better on the small stuff; gs mayhem, FB pheasant tails, jujubaetis, bat wing emerger, etc.  When the bugs start popping the takes are getting more aggressive and the fishing gets even more fun!  Have more guide boats on the water again today so we will keep you posted.

North Platte River / Grey Reef Fishing Report

A reminder to all of the cable to cable closure below the boat ramp at Grey Reef.  May 1st is the reopening of that section.  Those who have not acknowledged the closure have been rewarded with a nice ticket from Mr. Game Warden/Sheriff !  With that said the fishing has just been spectacular all week.  The fly in the ointment now is the impending storm that is forecast to bring wet heavy snow to our region tonight and tomorrow.  4-8 inches with blustery north winds and temps in the low 30′s should make tomorrow just a peach!

All our boats out yesterday experienced challenging winds, but the fish didn’t care.  Good numbers of healthy trout in the 16 to 19 inch range were brought to hand on, you guessed it, leeches, worms, egg patterns and RS2 foamo’s.  I didn’t hear from anyone that went to the Miracle Mile yesterday, but I assume the fishing was solid.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GO THERE TOMORROW unless the snow event does not happen.

Grey Reef / North Platte River Report

Warm today but very windy!  It looks like we are going to get a good dumping of wet snow Saturday night into Sunday. Current snowfall expected is up to 9 inches at the lower elevations with 15 inches in the hills.  Although we always need the moisture, this will not help our clarity situation below Government Bridge.  This will most likely take the Miracle Mile Sunday and Monday out of play because of road conditions.  As always we will keep you updated.

Fishing is still solid everywhere.  We have several boats on the water today and I will get you an updated report as soon as they get off the water!

North Platte River Fishing Report

What great weather we have been experiencing the last 3 days!  The fishing reflects it!  Everything from the Miracle Mile to Fremont Canyon to Grey Reef  has been producing good numbers of fish.  Hot flies have been Pine Squirrel leeches in the darker hues, Otter eggs in apricot and tangerine, the Deep Purple and Reef worms.  Clarity below Government Bridge is still bad, but hopefully that will improve soon.  No word yet on when the river’s flow will increase for the summer.  The Miracle Mile flow has been 1500 cfs all week and clarity there is excellent.  Temps in the 50′s and 60′s have been forecast through Saturday with a chance for a significant snow on Sunday.  We will keep you posted!

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F3T will be @ the Iris Theater tomorrow night in Casper, Wyoming.  The Fly Fishing Film Tour will open at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:15.  

North Platte River Fishing Report

What a perfect fishing day here on Grey Reef.  No wind and temps in the mid 50′s!  I received great reports from all of our guides out yesterday on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte.  Leeches, reef worms and egg patterns seemed to be the preferred flavor of flies by the eager trout.  Clarity is much improved below Government bridge today and there are a few boats giving that part of the river a try.  I look for positive feedback from those anglers.  The Miracle Mile was fishing well yesterday even with the increased flows.  Fly selection was pretty much the same as on Grey Reef with egg patterns doing the best.  Road conditions are good.

North Platte River / Grey Reef Fishing report

The Grey Reef section of the North Platte River is in great shape and fishing well.  Reports from our guides have been very good.  The normal fare of  leeches, reef worms, midge and baetis patterns are all producing with regularity.  Clarity is fine to Lusby, but still very dirty below Government Bridge.  Flows at the Miracle Mile have been bumped up to 1500 cfs which will make floating there much easier, but the wading will a bit more difficult in some of the runs.  The fishing has been very good in Fremont Canyon and steady in the Cardwell section but be prepared to have plenty of company.  Pressure has been very high there all spring.  Mild temps are forecast for weekend and next week looks very promising with highs in the 60′s!  The fishing will only improve from here!

North Platte Fly Fishing Report

A few things real quick…Miracle Mile flows are now at 1,050cfsGrey Reef Cable to Cable closure from April 1-April 30.  Now let’s get down to business.  The weather and the fishing on upper Grey Reef the past few days has been awesome!!!  The streamer bite yesterday was steady all day long on an articulated goldie.  We tried a handful of other patterns and we managed a few fish but as soon as we switched, it was on.  We caught or hooked fish out of every run, from below the closure to Government Bridge on Grey Reef.  Once you get just above Gov. Bridge the water color is very murky and in most cases un-fishable.