You are looking at the most up-to-date fishing conditions at Grey Reef, without question. The Reef Fly Shop’s weather station is steps away from the river. Streamflows come directly from the Bureau of Reclamation and automatically update as new information is added. We’re posting photos from our Instagram account regularly, too. Keep an eye here for current stream conditions on the North Platte from The Reef Fly Shop.

Spring Time

Posted on April 18th, 2024

Warm conditions a little less than a week ago and some rain have changed the lower river conditions on Grey Reef. Plenty of water to fish but don’t expect much below Bates Creek(roughly 4 miles below Government Bridge). We are starting to see really good numbers of fish on redds, so as always be considerate of the spawning fish and DO NOT walk through spawning areas or harass them in any way. Thank you!

Current fishing and conditions:

GREY REEF: 500cfs. Clear from Grey Reef to Bates Creek confluence. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-2 AB. Leeches(natural,brown or olive), UV leeches, reef worms, orange scuds, PALs, rhinestones, all-day mays and mayhems. Getting a decent number to grab the streamer on a slow swing and twitch. Starting to see a few baetis(BWOs) popping.

FREMONT CANYON: 75cfs. Clear. 4-7ft, indicator to split shot, 1 BB-1 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), rhinestone, black RS2, and PALS.

MIRACLE MILE: 2000cfs. Clear. 5-8ft, indicator to split shot, 1-3 AB. Leeches(natural, brown or black), HH leech, san juans and various midge stuff. Road conditions to the Mile are good but as always subject to change this time of year. Watch the weather!