Flush Fever!

Fishing has been lights out on the days leading up to the flush! Streamers, nymphs and even some dries have all been working well. Looks like we have some incredible weather for the first week of the flush, couldn’t pick a better time to be here!

The annual flush of Grey Reef is slated to begin tomorrow, 3/12, and go until 3/21. During this time the Bureau of Reclamation increases the flow out of Grey Reef Dam from 500 CFS to 4000 CFS back down to 500 CFS everyday for ten days. The flush scours the river bottom to make great spawning habitat for our Grey Reef rainbows.

1:00 to 3:00AM 2,000 CFS

3:00 to 7:00AM 4,000 CFS

7:00 to 8:00 AM 3,000 CFS

8:00 to 9:00Am 2,000 CFS

9:00 to 10:00 AM 1,000 CFS

10:00 to Midnight 500 CFS

During this time tons of food gets kicked up and the trout can go on a feeding frenzy! San Juan worms, squirmy worms, PSL’s, UV leeches, Hot head leeches, and crane fly larva are all great patterns to use during this time.

If you have any questions or would like to book a trip, don’t hesitate to stop by the shop or give us a call. Happy Flush Fishing!

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Spring is in the air!

It’s finally starting to feel a little bit like spring in Central Wyoming.  Temperatures in the 50s this past weekend kicked off some lower river runoff and it seems like we are well on our way.  Although conditions below Government Bridge have worsened, upper Grey Reef(Dam-Ledge Creek) continues to stay in excellent condition as is the fishing.  All three tailwaters; Fremont(72cfs), Grey Reef(500cfs) and Miracle Mile(500cfs) are producing solid numbers of healthy fish.  Our guides have been mixing things up with the streamer and nymph fishing.   As far as our nymph rigs go-we have been rigged 6-8ft, 1-3 b shot and the following bugs…reef worm, PAL, GS mayhem, mini impaler, pine squirrel leech and various scuds(orange, amber, tan).  Streamer wise, we’ve really been keeping it pretty simple…articulated rusty trombone on a intermediate line and your good-to-go…just remember to slow down your retrieve.

Winter Wonderland Fishing Report for the North Platte River

Winter weather has finally arrived, but that doesn’t mean the fishing has slowed any! Fishing has been great from the Miracle Mile all the way through The Reef. With colder temps that means less people, now is the time to come fish in solitude. Flows are steady at their winter levels and shouldn’t change until spring. As the cold sets in fish will be more concentrated in the slower deeper runs.

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS- Fishing has been really good, Flasbang midge, PAL, LAZY, scuds, and leeches have been our best flies. Keep an eye out for rising fish when the temperature rises above freezing and the midges start hatching. Dry fly midge fishing can be challenging but a very fun option mid-winter.

Miracle Mile-550 CFS- Definitely the most crowded out of any the tailwaters, but the fishing has still been good. Worms, scuds, leeches, rhinestone, and the All Day May have been the go-tos. Streamers like the Goldie or its cousin the Rusty Trombone have been really good on some days! The road was in good condition as of a few days ago, however with last nights snow that could’ve changed.

Grey Reef- 500 CFS- Fishing has been just awesome on the reef. The streamer bite was on FIRE the other day with the Rusty Trombone. As we go into winter it’s best to focus on the warmest part of the day, as that’s when the fish are most active. Nymphing has been really solid as well. A natural pine squirrel leech with an All Day May behind is the ticket. Running anywhere from 4-6 ft indicatr to weight with a BB or 2 as your weight.

As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to stop by the shop or give us a call. Hope everyone has a very happy and safe Christmas!


Winter is Coming! Fishing Report for the North Platte River

Fishing and weather has been fantastic as of late, with great fish being caught daily! We have had nice weather for November with highs in the upper 40’s and lows around 30. All flows have stayed constant and are down to their winter levels. Now is the time to get up here and catch a big one!

Miracle Mile- 500 CFS The Mile has been acting like herself lately, really good on some days and not so great on others. The road is in good condition, but it has been fairly crowded out there (especially on the weekends). Nymphing is still going to be the most productive method, with streamers getting some nice ones. Top flies have been San Juan worms, leeches, scuds, a PAL, Rhinestone, and an All day May. For streamers, the Rusty Trombone or the goldie have been getting them. Definitely seems like a slower retrieve is better.

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS Fishing has been great here with fish being caught on dries, streamers, and nymphs! The BP bugger or Near Nuff have been go to streamers, streamer fishing has been better on more overcast days. As always the trusty parachute adams in #18 will work if there are fish rising. For nymphs smaller the better, PAL, All Day May, LAZY, Stalkups baetis, and the Maggot midge have all been working well.

Grey Reef-Dave Johnson power plant- 500 CFS Fishing has been awesome from the reef all of the way down below Casper. While there still is some vegetation on the upper section it is very fishable. Cold nights and windy days help move all of the weeds out. There have been some really nice browns caught on the upper section as well as big rainbows. Reef worms, deep purple, PAL’s, leeches, and scuds have all been getting it done. The further downstream you go the weeds dissipate.

As always if you have any questions or would like to book a guided trip or cottage, don’t hesitate to stop by or give the shop a call!

Fall Fishing at its Finest!

Fishing has been excellent the past few weeks with great fish being caught on dries, streamers, and nymphs! Flows are all down to their winter levels. Weather looks great the next few days, highs in the 50’s, lows in the 30’s. There has been little to no crowds on the river, especially mid-week. Fish have been smashing dry flies on the right days, tricos in the morning with psuedos and baetis coming off strong in the afternoon.

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS- Nymphing has been solid all day with fish looking up for a dry fly at certain times of the day. Prince nymphs, Rs2’s, PAL’s, and  Zebra Midges all picking up fish. A Parachute Adams has been our best dry fly, size #16 or #18. Streamers have also been working on the more overcast days, a rusty trombone or articulated goldie have been the go-tos.

Miracle Mile- 500 CFS- Fishing has been pretty good out there, San Juan worms, Prince nymphs, pheasant tails, tailwater tinys, and rs2’s have been our best flies. The road is actually in good condition, as always that can change with some nasty weather.

Grey Reef- 500 CFS- Fishing has been great from the Reef all the way below Casper. Fish have really been looking up throughout the whole river system. Parachute Adams have been the go-to pattern. There are weeds on the upper section but it is still plenty fishable. The weeds do dissipate as you get further down river. San Juans, Prince nymphs, Pulsating emergers, real deal point fly, and RS2’s are the flies to have, we are running anywhere from 3-5′ indicator to weight with a “b” or a “bb” as your weight.

As Always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to stop by the shop or give us a call with any questions!


Fall Fishing is Here! North Platte Fishing Report

It sure feels like Fall is starting here in Alcova and the fish have noticed too! They are eating more and fighting harder than ever! Dry fly and streamer fishing has been the name of the game lately! Looks like more rainy weather rolling in this week with highs in the 60’s-70’s, perfect time to get up here and throw some junk!

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS- Fishing has been awesome here with fish eating tricos in the morning and caddis in the afternoon. A smaller para adams in grey or purple for the tricos and a tan elk hair caddis have been our best bugs on top. If dry flies aren’t your thing then try swing soft hackles through rising fish or throwing a streamer at em!

Miracle Mile-500 CFS- The Mile has been acting more like herself, really good on some days and okay on others. That being said we have been catching some really nice fish out there. San Juan worms (pink, purple, red) Prince nymphs, Tung teaser, neverbug in grey, and RS2’s have all been really great patterns.

Grey Reef-below Casper- 1,250 CFS- Dry Fly fishing the trico hatch throughout the entire river has been nothing short of amazing! Then, when that’s over you have your choice of caddis, Baetis, or HOPPERS! The streamer fishing has been good too, NPL guest Brian Vinchur caught a 26″ brown with guide JJ on a thin mint this week!! Nymphing has also been good, our go-tos are prince nymphs, hares ears, psl’s, and rs2’s lately. We have been fishing relatively short 3-5′ indicator to weight with a “b” or two has been solid.

As Always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to stop by or give the shop a call!

It’s Dry Fly Time! North Platte fishing Report

Dry fly fishing has been outstanding the past few weeks! Tricos in the morning, hoppers (finally!) and psuedos in the afternoon, and caddis in the evening! Flows have stayed stable the past month, but we do expect them to drop sometime soon. We have a stellar weather forecast this weekend, get up here and experience of these Grey Reef trout go crazy on the surface.

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS- fishing has been good with dries, streamers, and nymphs now that the water has dropped. Parachute adams with a mayhem midge dropper has been deadly in the morning. Switching to nymphing caddis and midge patterns. Try swinging soft hackles later in the day through the faster water.

Miracle Mile- 1,000 CFS- Fishing has been consistently good with really nice fish being caught. Purple and pink san juans, bead head prince nymphs, and RS2’s have been our go-tos.

Grey Reef- 2,000 CFS- Dry fly fishing has been the way to go, royal wulff’s, parachute adams trailed by a GS trico spinner in black or purple. If you want to nymph, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, rs2’s, and all day mays have been getting em.

As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop us a line or stop by the shop!

Hoppers??? North Platte River Fishing Report

We are seeing a TON OF HOPPERS on the banks and in the water the past few weeks. We have had some success throwing the big foam hoppers on those breezy hot afternoons, even if they don’t eat the hopper you can nail fish on a beadhead dropper. A prince nymph, two bit hooker, hare’s ear, or pheasant tail will do the trick.

Fremont/Cardwell – 80 CFS- Fremont has backed down to it’s minimum flow of 75-80 CFS Still focus on nymphing all the faster water and look for risers in the slower flats. A Parachute Adams or an Elk Hair Caddis have been the go-to dries. PoxyBack PMD, Prince Nymph, All day may, or an rs2 have been our best nymph patterns.

Miracle Mile- 1000 CFS Flows have stayed stable here, and the fishing has been fairly good. PMD’s, midges, caddis, and tricos are all happening at different times throughout the day. A leech followed up with a all day may, mercers pmd, or a hare’s ear has been a consistently good rig. running 2-5 ft indicator to weight with 1-2 B’s.

Grey Reef- 2000 CFS- The Reef’s flows have lowered a bit but the fishing has stayed great still! The trico hatches have been growing everyday, with fish really taking notice. Purple rooster, renegade, royal wulff, or GS trico spinner have all been in the lineup. Nymphing has been good with prince nymphs, barr’s emerger, RS2’s, all day may, and a few leeches every now and then.

As always if you would to book a trip or have any questions don’t hesitate to stop by the shop or give us a call!

The Tricos are Coming!

Fishing has been excellent as of late with dries, streamers, and nymphs! Tricos have been coming off consistently on The Reef and the fish have taken notice. We are just getting into the hatch, over the next few weeks more and more fish will be looking up! We have an awesome weather forecast this week with highs in the 80’s!

Miracle Mile- 1,000 cfs Fishing has been fair-good out on the Mile. PMD’s are still coming off with tons of midges in the morning and evening. Leeches, san juans, Poxyback PMD, Prince Nymph, and RS2’s have been out top patterns out there.

Fremont/Cardwell 400 CFS Myphing has been really good,as well as some fish on dries! Dry fly fishing with tricos in the morning and caddis in the evening has been starting to pick up! We have been throwing Poxyback PMD’s, Hare’s Ears, Prince Nymphs, RS2’s, and Mayhem Midges on our nymph rigs. Fish have been liking to hang out in the faster water.

Grey Reef- Casper 2,500 CFS Fishing has been great lately with dries, Streamers, and Nymphs! Fish are eating a Parachute adams, royal wulff, or a GS Trico spinner in the morning on the surface. Nymphing has been good with natural PSL’s, prince nymphs, hare’s ears, Poxyback PMD’s, RS2’s and the All Day May. Fishing anywhere from 3-6 ft indicator to weight and a little lighter 2 B’s or 1 AAA. Streamers have been great on the right day, the rusty trombone and old reliable Goldie have been getting it done!

As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to stop by the shop or drop us a line at 307-232-9128



dry fly time!

The warm weather has brought with it more prolific hatches. The Tricos have started to grow in numbers each morning. We are still seeing plenty of PMDs, Caddis, and Yellow Sallies. Throughout the day changing up patterns should yield more fish. Tricos and midges right off the bat. Then moving to PMD patterns. And lastly moving to Yellow Sallie patterns.

Miracle Mile- 1000 CFS. The PMDs are coming off in big numbers! You might see a residual stone, but I would put more focus on the PMDs and Caddis. Pat’s Rubber Legs, Poxyback PMD, Split back PMD, PSL, Rusty RS2, and the All Day May have been the go to’s.

Fremon/Cardwell- 400 cfs. The flows have come down and bit, but hasn’t effected the fish. With flows dropping water temps have started coming up and that is making the bugs pop! PMDs and Caddis are the big hatches with Tricos starting to make their presences. Throwing Para Adams, Purple Rooster, and Renegade on the surface in some of the slower moving water has been good. Midge larva, poxyback PMD, Split Case PMD, Hares Ear, PT, and Rusty RS2 are great nymphing patterns.

Grey Reef- 2500 CFS. The dry fly action has picked up the past few days! a Single dry or dry dropper close to the bank has been doing well. Lots of fish are now in the shallows looking for that easy meal. Tricos have started to come off in the mornings followed by PMDs and Sallies. If you are looking to throw some dries Para Adams, Purple Rooster, Renegade, and GS Trico are some great patterns. Hares ear, PT, Poxyback PMD, Mayhem Midge, UV midge, soft hackle Sallie, and Rusty RS2 are the go to nymph patterns.

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