Anglers come from all over the world to fish the productive tailwater stretches of Wyoming’s North Platte River, including the Miracle Mile, Fremont Canyon, and Grey Reef sections. The Reef Fly Shop is central to, and runs guided trips, on all three, where you’ll find diverse fishing opportunities for some of the Union’s largest trout.
Probably one of the most well-known locations on the North Platte, fly fishing on the Miracle Mile (or “The Mile”) is all about challenge and rewards. This tailwater is fed by Kortes Reservoir in the south and feeds Pathfinder Reservoir to the north. While it holds healthy populations of both brown and rainbow trout, its fish numbers and overall productivity can vary from year to year. But patience and hard work pays off here—The Mile grows ’em big. Learn more about Miracle Mile fly fishing.
The Grey Reef section of the North Platte River is a classic drift-boat fishery and one of the most productive and seductive, in the country. Rainbow trout averaging 16 to 18 inches make up nearly 90 percent of the Reef’s booming trout population. Browns, on the other hand, can be more elusive than the ’bows. These ambush predators are also typically bigger. So bring your streamer A-Game and learn more about Grey Reef fly fishing.
In the 1990s, The Wyoming Fly Casters, Wyoming Game and Fish, Bureau of Reclamation and the Cardwell Ranch joined forces to develop Fremont Canyon into an above-average trout fishery. Today, it’s a great place for fishers who enjoy small, technical water. Fremont has a short meadow stretch as well as a steep, deep, and boulder strewn canyon section. Learn more about Fremont Canyon fly fishing.