Current Fishing Conditions

You are looking at the most up-to-date fishing conditions at Grey Reef. The Reef Fly Shop’s weather station is steps away from the river. Streamflows come directly from the Bureau of Reclamation and automatically update as new information is added. We’re posting photos from our Instagram account regularly, too. Keep an eye here for current stream conditions on the North Platte from The Reef Fly Shop.

Most Recent Stream Conditions

  • dry fly time! (7/23/2017)

    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.

    Also Central Wyoming is under a fire ban. No campfires, charcoal grills, or smoking outside of a vehicle.

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give the shop a call! 307-232-9128

Read older updates about Grey Reef fishing at The Reef Fly Shop’s blog.

Current Weather

 

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Streamflows

Grey Reef

 
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Miracle Mile

 
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Fremont Canyon

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Wind River and Bighorn River flows, Thermopolis, Wyoming

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