North Platte Thanksgiving Week Fishing Report

It’s finally starting to feel like November and the fishing is good! With some weather rolling in this week we should start seeing those nice cloudy days that all streamer fisherman have been waiting for. Fishing has been good on all three tailwaters, with Grey Reef and Miracle Mile being the best options.

Fremont/Cardwell-75 CFS- Fish has been good on some days and not so good on others. Smaller midge patterns has been the most consistent. Dead drifting leeches has also been good especially in the pocket water.

Grey Reef-500 CFS- The weeds have really started to clear out this past week and we’re consistently catching good fish. Fishing has been excellent in the mornings and tapering off some in the afternoons. Pine squirrel leeches, Hot Head leeches, and scuds followed up by a midge pattern (Reef’s PAL or Zebra midges in various colors) have all been good bugs. We’re fishing on the deeper and heavier side 4-6 ft indicator to weight with 1-3 B’s has been a good set up.

Miracle Mile-500 CFS- Fishing has remained good out at the Mile, it has been crowded though, especially on the weekends. The streamer bite has been off and on, cloudy days are your best bet for streamers, but the nymphing has been consistently good. Leeches, scuds, egg patterns, pats rubber legs, and midges have all been getting nice fish. Watch out for any Redds out there, make sure you don’t step on any. It’s best to leave those fish alone.

This week especially it is good to think about all of the things we are thankful for, 2016 has been a great year for us and that’s because of you. All of our guests that stopped by the shop, went on trips, stayed in the lodge or cottages, you guys made our year great. Thank You. Oh and big brown trout, we are very thankful for them as well!

Don’t forget our Off-Season specials! As always if you have any questions feel free to stop by the shop or drop us a line.


November 15th – March 15th

Cottages $140/night

Full Day Guided Fishing Trip – $375

Half Day Guided Fishing Trip – $300

Miracle Mile Trip – $400

1 day guided fishing and 1 night in a Cottage – $500

1 day guided fishing and 2 nights in a Cottage – $600