North Platte River Fishing Report

The Grey Reef section is finally clearing.  Weed growth has been slowed a bit by the off colored water and the fishing is much improved.  Leeches, worms (the bigger the better), crayfish and caddis patterns are all providing good results.  Boats on the Bridge to Sechrist did very well yesterday and this may be the float to do until the the weeds stabilize.  With the steeper gradient in that section the weeds typically aren’t as prevalent.  Again, leech, worms and crayfish patterns were responsible for most of the trout boated.  Clarity is currently ok at the Miracle Mile and the fishing has been good.  A 24 inch brown was boated by one of our guests there yesterday.   Big flies are the ticket here as well.  Fremont Canyon / Cardwell has been giving up some good fish on streamers in the meadow stretch.  Don’t forget your wading staff!

Per the Bureau of Rec, flows should hover around 1800 cfs for the next month in all parts of the river.  It never hurts to check the flows before heading out though, especially at the mile.