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Not much has changed on the North Platte.  Had some nice weather yesterday and the fishing was good from the reports we gathered.  Brad hit up Cardwell for a few hours in the afternoon and did REALLY well nymphing LAZYs, PALs and a foam wing RS2.  I went out for about an hour and swung a Morrish medusa on the Scott 1156/7 switch rod…had six or so fish eat the big bug.  Pretty windy and cold today but it looks like we have a warmer weather pattern heading our way this weekend and early next week.

Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Fishing Report

Wind was the enemy over the weekend!  Friday and Saturday had sustained winds around 30-40mph and gusts to 70mph.  We decided to cancel our day trips and move them to following weekend…wise thing to do.  Sunday shaped up nicely and yesterday was an absolute peach.

Grey Reef continues to nymph very well and we did manage a few fish on dries (midges) in the late morning-early afternoon.  We had two groups head to the Mile yesterday for a walk-wade adventure and it was good.  Nymphing, without question, was the ticket but a good number of nice fish were caught stripping/swinging a goldie and/or a home invader(black).  Other than the goldie the fish definitely seemed to be keyed in on anything black as far streamers go.

Road conditions to the Mile were mostly good with a few slick/drifted/muddy spots along the way.  This could be changing drastically, as we are currently getting pounded with wind and snow this morning.

Grey Reef Spring Flush

So we have been fielding a lot of calls and emails in regards to the spring flush on Grey Reef.  From what we have a heard, courtesy a few of our inside sources is at this point in time it does not sound like we will have one.

With the current reservoir levels and snowpack, we might be seeing another year of early increased flows.  This of course would make the spring flush obsolete.  Obviously we are NOT the Bureau of Reclamation so this can change at anytime.  As always we will do our best to  keep everyone informed.

Miracle Mile Road Conditions

As of 2/24/12 the conditions to Miracle Mile from Alcova are mostly good.  Icy and drifting snow in  a few spots.  Conditions can change daily, so you definitely want 4 wheel drive and make sure you let someone know of your plans.

After weeks of beautiful winter weather we are back to some wind today.  Some is a very loose term…it’s probably blowing 50mph on Grey Reef today.  While we may gripe about the wind, it means the mountain ranges that feed our Wyoming rivers are currently getting pounded with snow.  Not a bad trade off.

As for the fishing…Grey Reef continues to fish really well.  Midge dries on those calm/overcast days and nymphs/streamers on everything in between.  Standard nymph setup on Grey Reef has been 6-9ft, 1-2AB split shot and leech/egg/worm/midge setup…two or three fly configuration.  We are still picking up good numbers of BIG Grey Reef rainbows and browns on Medusa’s, home invaders, sex dungeons, etc….and as always the Goldie continues to crush em.

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If your wondering why we don’t have current report…well, somebody decided to hack the system and destroy the old fishing reports page.  We will try and get something up by the end of the day.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

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So we managed a trip out to the Mile yesterday.  Flows were at 1,000cfs and the river temp. was 34F.  Road conditions from Alcova to the Mile were mostly good!  Started out windy and cold in the morning with a few snow showers…not what was forecast.

  Fish were definitely oriented to the easier holding water…did really well in all the tail-outs and soft edges/seams.  Fishing started out really well but tapered off towards the lunch hour.  After a few grilled burgers we switched over to streamers and managed to have a pretty good afternoon.  Goldies and an OBS (orange blossom special) on a slow swing/strip.

So for those that keep up with the weather in Central Wyoming, you have seen the awesome weather we have had the past few days.  Low 30s and calm…enough said!  As for the fishing…Brad had another awesome day nymphing the Grey Reef access.  Leeches, scuds and midges.  I managed to make it out for a couple of hours in the afternoon and managed to pick off four or five nice fish on dries.  That’s right, dries!!  The pattern is called a Matt’s midge and it’s as simple and sparse of a fly as you’ll find, but it works.  I did nymph for a couple of minutes and stuck a brute of a rainbow on a Fox’s pale alevin.  The short and sweet of it…the fishing has been great the past few weeks and we finally have some weather to match it.

FYI…the fly shop will be open for the season hopefully in the next week or two.  We are currently doing inventory and stocking.  If you need any help don’t hesitate to give us a call! 307.232.9128

Grey Reef

Just returned from another successful presentation in Park City, UT.  Thanks to all those that attended!

As for for the fishing…before we took off I managed to fish Grey Reef for a few hours with Brad and Pat.  Fish were definitely eating a streamer (Goldie).  Brad fished nymphs and decided to fish only the small stuff-LAZYs, PALs, and a medallion midge.  He was hammering fish everywhere we went.  He landed several fish over 20″ and one that touched the 23″ mark!