Whether its La Nina or just a wet weather pattern, we’ve been getting some decent moisture the past few weeks. A few of these storms have made a mess of the lower river (Government Bridge-downstream) but it appears now that we are on the mend. Currently, Grey Reef is flowing at 450cfs and fishable from the Dam to Glenrock. It is still a little off colored through Casper but we wouldn’t hesitate putting a boat on. Fremont Canyon is plugging along at the standard 75cfs and still off-colored due to Reservoir turnover. Miracle Mile is also at winter flows and holding between 500-500cfs.
Streamers and nymphs are the program right now. Not to say you can’t put together a decent dry fly day on Grey Reef because baetis and pseudos are still popping on a daily basis to some degree. Our nymph program is pretty much the same for all three North Platte tailwaters. Pine squirrel leeches, san juan worms, pheasant tails, Macgruber’s and PALs. As far as streamers are concerned our guide crew is a little split. Some of them are throwing small and dark (i.e. wounded sculpin aka Seth special, peacock buggers, twin lakes special) and the rest are in the articulated camp (i.e. rusty trombones, articulated goldies, articulated ebony, mini dungeons). For streamers we have been mainly throwing floating or intermediate lines.
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