Grey Reef Fishing, Miracle Mile Fishing


Sorry for the report delay but I have been out for a few days. Fishing remains strong. Grey Reef has experienced some floaties due to fluctuation of Grey Reef Reservoir. Hope they discontinue soon.

AM trico has been worth the hunt. Get ’em on trico spinners, a rusty spinner or even small attractors for a couple of the eager ones in the pod. PM dry fly on caddis. Jeff Wagner was out last night picking apart riffles and was all smiles this morning. Fish rising to caddis in skinny water is good old fashioned fun.

Nymphing throughout the day has been good but don’t get too long or you will be dredging algae all day. PMD, caddis, scuds and the forgotten midge…

Streamers! Oh yeah. Goldie and what ever else trailing. Get the bugs to move! No wimpy strips.

Miracle Mile nymphing good. The water has finally gone tannic and has it’s characteristic brown tinge. Looks ugly but the fish are still ready and willing. Worms, leeches, caddis and midges have been top producers.

Fremont Canyon is looking pretty ugly as well and fishing fair. The fish are there and they will eat you just have to pay your dues. Fremont will be back in top form in October.

Bleak reports from around the west with low, warm water. Afternoon fishing restrictions are in effect in many drainages.  Grey Reef is fortunately holding strong and this week’s cold front will help tremendously. Expecting highs in the 70s all week. This will be a welcomed change.

Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon Fishing Report


Grey Reef flows are 2700cfs

Miracle Mile flows are 1050cfs

Grey Reef is still fishing very well.

Nymping with caddis, crawdads, PMDs, scuds etc on a short rig. Fast water. Tons of midges around.

Streamers on a floating line with a Goldie Locks and a pine squirrel leech or crawdizzle dragger. Fast water.

Hoppers are picking up speed! Don’t discount them. The pic above is a 24″ rainbow that Paisley Kadison caught on a hopper with JJ a couple days ago. Tricos are back in force as well. Early rhythmic sippers on the spinner fall.

Miracle Mile is nymphing great with big Prince Nymphs, Pat’s Rubber Legs, worms and beedy leeches. Caddis, scuds and midges also apply.

Fremont is pretty gross looking and not fishing very well. Of course they are there and available but both the Mile and the Reef are in much better shape.

Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Fishing Report


Rock solid. Some good streamer activity and we finally have Goldie Locks in stock! Nymphing yesterday down low was very good and bigger bugs were the favorites. Our small Pat’s Rubber legs, Crawdizzle and even Prince nymphs were top choices. Biggest fish of the day was 23″ and it ate the Crawdizzle on a short indicator rig.

Grey Reef only registered 61* midday about 6 miles down from the dam. Holding strong and the fish are responding well.

Miracle Mile was evacuated a few days ago due to a fire in the Seminoes. Word is the Canyon took a beating. Luckily the loss of some Ponderosa Pines shouldn’t severely impact the North Platte River as that area is very rocky. Excessive sediment shouldn’t be a result of the fires…cross our fingers.

Photo supplied by Eric S.G. and was snapped last Saturday. Monday we witnessed non stop slurry bomber operations and it seemed they knocked it down significantly.

Miracle Mile on Fire…Really


Miracle Mile was evacuated this afternoon due to a fire in the area. We will keep you posted on the situation.

Fishing continues to be very productive and things are slowing a little in the late afternoon. PMD, Yellow Sallies, midges, Tricos and caddis are the hatches. Scuds are in demand and shouldn’t be ignored…as are crawdads.

Isolated dry fly opportunities persist with  more consistent action on the “other” discipline…streamers.

Miracle Mile Fishing Report, Grey Reef Fishing Report


Grey Reef flows remain at 3000cfs

Miracle Mile flows remain at 1000cfs

Fishing continues to be very good with streamer activity being noted. Very strong days with the streamers at Grey Reef. Nymphing with PMDs, Sallies and caddis also producing great results and the dry fly is good but the trico fishing has slowed a touch in the last couple days. That will get going again as the 2nd wave of tricos start. Caddis fishing has been stellar late in the day. What to expect? Psuedos, caddis and tricos with increased crawdad and scud consumption in the coming weeks. Was out on a hopper float the other day, which produced positive but not spectacular results, and had a baetis land on me…weird.

The Oct 7-11 dates have been filled as well as the Sept 28-Oct 2 spot. One of the Oct 16-21 spots is also spoken for. The last 3 spots we have available are arriving July 30 and departing August 3(1 room) , arriving August 29 departing Sept 2nd (1 room) or Arriving Oct 18 departing the 21st(1 room).

We feature the largest and most experience full-time Grey Reef and Miracle Mile fly fishing guide staff, we are the only Outfitter at Grey Reef, we are the nearest outfitter to Miracle Mile, we feature more private access than any outfitter in the region. Other services include drift boat rentals, river shuttles, day trips and full service lodge trips, wing shooting and cast and blast packages, fly shop with quality gear, cigars, ice and soft drinks. Great fly selection with reports direct from guides who also tend the shop.

 

Getting better! Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Report


Seeing some pretty solid dry fly activity from early AM to Dark. Tricos early, hoppers (shhhh, yes hoppers) mid to late afternoon and caddis in the eve. Caddis eaters are insane!

We have been covering lots of water between Miracle Mile and Casper and all have been fishing well. Streamers, nymphs and dry. Yellow Sallies, caddis and PMDs will get the job done on the nymph rigs at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile. Add some Golden Stone patterns for the Mile. Streamers..ah, well Goldie is about all you really need. We have a great selection of Stone Fly and hoppers at The Reef Fly Shop.

Miracle Mile Flows are 1000cfs

Grey Reef Flows are down to 3000cfs

Summertime guide schedules mean most guided trips are off of the water at around 2pm so we get the river to ourselves for the prime hopper time of 2-4pm.

Ask your guide what the schedule is and if you will get to fish the whole day. Always fish a “full” day with The Reef Fly Shop and North Platte Lodge.

Getting better! Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Report


Seeing some pretty solid dry fly activity from early AM to Dark. Tricos early, hoppers (shhhh, yes hoppers) mid to late afternoon and caddis in the eve. Caddis eaters are insane!

We have been covering lots of water between Miracle Mile and Casper and all have been fishing well. Streamers, nymphs and dry. Yellow Sallies, caddis and PMDs will get the job done on the nymph rigs at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile. Add some Golden Stone patterns for the Mile. Streamers..ah, well Goldie is about all you really need. We have a great selection of Stone Fly and hoppers at The Reef Fly Shop.

Miracle Mile Flows are 1000cfs

Grey Reef Flows are down to 3000cfs

Summertime guide schedules mean most guided trips are off of the water at around 2pm so we get the river to ourselves for the prime hopper time of 2-4pm.

Ask your guide what the schedule is and if you will get to fish the whole day. Always fish a “full” day with The Reef Fly Shop and North Platte Lodge.

Wyoming Fly Fishing


Interesting that the flows remain this AM. We kind of expected them to start dropping. Grey Reef flows are 3350cfs and Miracle Mile flows are 2000cfs.

Evening caddis dry fly has been excellent! Golden Stones(dry)at Miracle Mile have been good but disappointing as compared to the past couple years. The numbers of Glolden Stones are very strong but overwhelmingly sunny conditions can keep the fish timid to the big dry flies.

Yellow Sallies and PMDs the other hatches of interest. In fact you can have great days just focusing on them.

Tricos are producing some nice dry fly opportunities with the AM spinner fall.

Streamers have been very productive.

The story is to be very opportunistic and allow yourself to put down the nymph rig to enjoy techniques that many think are unavailable at Grey Reef.

The river is pretty quiet so this is a fantastic time to be here.

Wyoming Fly Fishing Report


Fishing remains strong despite the hot weather. Official was 100* for Casper yesterday but the fishing never wavered. We were all streamers all day. Tried a variety of patterns and our old standby the olive Bergin Bugger and Goldie were the stars. Excellent streamer activity.

Lots of fish rising to caddis on the edges as well. Evening dry fly is also really productive.

Nymphing is tough to beat for numbers. Soft hackles and PMD patterns getting the job done.

We had a water temp of 62* just as we entered Casper. That is a great temp but eeking up with theses warm nights.  The upper reaches are much cooler.

Flows are still 3500cfs at Grey Reef. 2000cfs at Miracle Mile. 1600cfs in Fremont.

Come loaded for bear! If you have multiple rods bring them. Be prepared for dry, streamer and nymphing!!

Wyoming Fly Fishing, Grey Reef Fly Fishing, Miracle Mile Fly Fishing


Damp and cool this AM. Hope that provides relief for our local forest fire which is zero% contained and grew to 2600acres by yesterday afternoon. We are expecting showers with calm conditions and highs in the low to mid 70s today. After the hot and windy of the past few this will be nice.

Grey Reef fished very well again yesterday. We had boats from Grey Reef Dam to Sechrist. All reported more baetis in the afternoon than any other hatch. Midges are huge and plentiful so don’t discount them. PMDs are present and the Sallies are here and there. Stu was with the Lacy group and they started on a streamer regiment around 10am and fished it for the remainer of the day. Lots of eats on Goldies and Bergin buggers! Not many landed however. It was busy enough that they stuck with it. 3500cfs and 54 degrees. That temp is spectacular for this time of year.

Miracle Mile is fishing very well also. Little bugs still getting the attention but they will respond to golden stone patterns, worms and leeches. The guys are doing some streamer fishing and doing pretty good. 2000cfs and 56 degrees down low.

Low snow pack and hot temps across the west will undoubtedly result in very low and very warm temps in many rivers. The upper North Platte is at 600cfs and dropping/warming. We don’t expect that to fish for more than a couple more weeks. Once again we are fortunate and expect stellar conditions throughout the season at Miracle Mile and the entire Grey Reef section. We provide a fall back solution that is second to none if your other destination experiences tough water conditions.

Pic: Big Hoopty boat net from Nomad. Carbon Fiber and durable. We should have a half dozen more by week’s end…most are already spoken for.