The North Platte River runs 700 miles from its headwaters in northern Colorado to where it meets the South Platte. In other words, it’s a substantial river made up of varied trout waters, each with their own distinct characteristics. Whether it’s technical fishing in Fremont Canyon or exploring classic drift-boat water on Grey Reef, The Reef Fly Shop is your one-stop source for North Platte know-how.
If your fishing story has to include overcoming obstacles and conquering challenging terrain in order to catch a trophy trout, then Fremont Canyon is worth a look. Large rainbows and wary browns are common in this area.
If you’re familiar with the North Platte, chances are you’ve also heard of its popular Miracle Mile stretch. With approximately 2,000 fish per mile, this quintessential Western tailwater offers first-come camping options and ample public access from both banks via Bureau of Reclamation land. The Mile is flanked by the Pedro and Seminoe Mountain ranges, and its high sagebrush plain is home to elk, mule deer, and antelope.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a fly-fishing novice, Grey Reef offers unparalleled fishing opportunities for everyone. Rainbow and brown trout in this section are found in great numbers and above-average sizes. Starting below Grey Reef Reservoir, the river meanders through sagebrush plain and the gradient is minimal, which makes it ideal for long, productive floats through four seasons.
In our corner of Wyoming, fishing conditions not only vary by season—but they can change by the hour. Our Current Fishing Conditions Page is dedicated to providing anglers like you with real-time weather, river flow, and relevant fishing information for the Grey Reef, Miracle Mile, and Fremont Canyon stretches of the North Platte River.