Fourth of July North Platte Fishing Report

Happy Birthday America! Fishing has been awesome this past week and just get better through the holiday weekend! We’re seeing lots of summer bugs out and about and the fish are really keying in on them. We’re finding fish in a lot fun buggy spots, riffles, shelves, and drop offs.

Grey Reef- 3,000 CFS Fishing has been consistently good from Grey Reef all the way through Casper. Leeches have still been on the menu but flies like Mercer’s Poxyback PMD, Gabriel’s Trumpet, Rusty Rs2’s, and the Birds nest have all been go-tos. We’ve definitely shortened and lightened up our rigs, trying not to hit bottom much at all. If this bug trend continues the rest of the summer should be nothing short of great!

Miracle Mile- 1,500 CFS Stoneflies are definitely out and about and fishing has been good, but there has been a fair amount of pressure up there. Pat’s Rubber legs, Halfbacks, leeches, san juan worms, and pmd patterns have all been producing fish.

Fremont Canyon/Cardwell 900 CFS – The fishing has been good up here, PMD’s Caddis, and midges have all been getting it done. A Bead head poxyback pmd trailed with a RS2 or a mayhem midge has been good. Keep an eye out for fish looking up, an Elk Hair Caddis can be deadly this time of year.

As always if you have any questions call or stop by the shop. Hope everyone has a fun, safe, and fishy 4th of July!