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Winter Wadefishing on the North Platte Heats Up

We have had really nice winter weather thus far.  With daily temperatures hovering above the freezing mark, it’s fair to say it’s been a winter season for the angler.  Talked several different groups of fisherman yesterday evening at the Sunset B & G and from the sounds of it, it was a good day to be on the water.  A Goldie on a slow strip/swing below Grey Reef seems to be the ticket for all you streamer junkies.  As far as Fremont is concerned, it continues to produce good fish on all things midges…little brassies, zebra midges, etc.  The Mile has also been a mostly nymphing program, with spaghetti and meatballs(worms and eggs) producing fish from the canyon to chalk bluffs.

Wadefished the Junk Hole for a few hours yesterday afternoon.  Temps were in the mid 30s and the wind was SW 15-20mph   Did well swinging/slow stripping a goldie around the bottom of the run.  No monsters but lots of nice rainbows, 15″-18″.

NEW Wyoming and North Platte Fly Fishing Report

We are stuck in a dry weather pattern. After record high temps a couple days ago things have cooled down. As the temps drop so do the wind speeds. Yesterday was calm as it is this AM. Fishing at all venues has been very good. Miracle Mile has seen more than its fair share of traffic as a result of the article in American Angler. Not saying the fishing isn’t great but Grey Reef has been untouched for 2 months. Fremont has seen a fair amount of traffic as well. Nymphing is most productive with midges, leeches, worms and scuds. BUT, don’t discount a slow swing with streamers as they will receive attention. These are great opportunities to treat yourself to an inexpensive yet full-featured trip at Grey Reef or Miracle Mile. Great weather combined with exclusive private access, excellent guides, discounted and nobody on the river. What are you waiting for?

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- 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:

Flow2050 cfs (note: flows at the Mile are subject to extreme change; refer to flow graph on home page sidebar

Clarity– mostly clear.  

Temp.– 51F

PatternsNymphs: 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

ATTN: All watercraft being operated in Wyoming will be required to purchase an AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) permit. These can be purchased thru Wyoming Game and Fish online or a license selling agent. [Resident motorized $10.00 annually, Res. non-motorized $5.00 annually, Nonresident motorized $30.00 annually, Nonres. non-motorized $15.00 annually.]

 



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