North Platte Fishing Report

We are going to our winter hours in the shop now.

Monday and Tuesday: We will be closed.

Wednesday through Sunday:  We will be open from 8-2

Grey Reef is still flowing at 500 CFS and the fishing is good and only getting better. Small Streamers is the name of the game right now. There are a lot of healthy fish in the slack water on the edges that are very willing to eat a streamer. The Reef’s Mini Goldie, Olive clouser, Halloween bugger, and peacock bugger are all producing fish for us. Use these with a floating line or an intermediate line with a slightly longer leader. The breezier days are actually better when streamer fishing, the wind creates a break on the surface of the water allowing you to get a little closer to the fish. The water is still clear and the fish can be a bit spooky. The nymphing is definitely improving though with RS2’s, pheasant tails, and various midge patterns being our top producers. The takes right now are not very obvious, if the indicator moves at all, set the hook!

The Miracle Mile flows have increased slightly to 800 CFS, we don’t know how long these flows will stick around, but the mile fishes really well at these flows. Again, Streamers have been the preferred method out there, we have been throwing everything from the Reef’s Goldie to big Sex Dungeons and doing well most days.With the reservoir levels staying high (@ chalk bluffs) We are really seeing an increase in the lake-run rainbows out there, these fish are FAT and fighting HARD!  We are slated to get some snow this week which can make that road dangerous to drive on. Just be sure to check road condtions before traveling out there.

Fremont/Cardwell is still fishing great! Unlike the other tailwaters Nymphing has been prime out there with streamer fishing being a little tough. The Reef’s PAL, RS2’s, zebra midges have all been doing well. a standard 3-5 foot rig with 1-4 #4 weights will be your best bet. It is still a touch weedy out there, but definitely clearing out .

Fishing is good and will get better as colder weather sets in. As always, stop by the shop or give us a call and we can set you up for a successful day on the water!