Hints of Fall- North Platte Fishing Report

We have had some cooler weather the past week and it has us getting excited for some fall fishing, dry fly and streamer time! That being said, we will return to warmer temps this weekend which will keep the hopper fishing consistent. We do have some availability in the cottages this weekend, get your crew together and get up here. See why this is the start of our favorite time of year.

Grey Reef- 1,200 CFS Fishing has been good, dries, streamers, and nymphs. Clarity is good all of the way to Casper. The trico hatch has fish on the feed first thing in the morning. A Parachute Adams or a purple haze in #16 will get the job done, we have also been trailing a smaller fly behind. A rusty spinner, GS trico spinner, or a two wing trico have all been go-tos. Nymphing has been solid all day with RS2’s, leeches, prince nymphs, and pheasant tails. After the trico hatch we have been throwing the hopper on. With the the lower flows you don’t have to be right on the bank with the hopper, try fishing the hopper where you would throw a light nymph rig.

Miracle Mile- 800 CFS More river has opened up as Pathfinder Reservoir drops, the river has current well below chalk bluffs. Fishing has held very true to the MIle, Some days have been killer and others not great. San juan worms, RS2’s, and hare’s ears have been our top bugs. Stripping streamers has been really productive on the overcast days, the rusty trombone, lil kim, and the goldie are still the favorites right now.

Fremont/Cardwell- 75 CFS Dry flies all day! Tricos in the morning, hoppers in the afternoon, and caddis in the evening. Nymphing has also been consistent with Mayhem Midges, barr’s emergers, prince nymphs, and rednecks.Some sneakier tactics and longer casts help with this low and clear water.

As always, stop by the shop or drop us line at 307-232-9128 if you have any questions or want to book your next North Platte Experience!