Here is your Honest up to date Grey Reef fishing report. The Casper area has experienced heavy rains and wet snows the last few days. As a result it has blown out the Grey Reef reservoir which has in turn dirtied the whole Grey Reef section of the North Platte River below it. There are 3 other options to fish that are fishing well. We will keep you posted on the Reef as it begins to clear up. Text, call or email me if you have any questions! Luke Keil/Owner/Guide
Originating in Jackson County Colorado, The North Platte flows north until it reaches Jasper, Wyoming at which point it turns southeast and eventually empties into the Missouri River. ... moreOver 300 miles of this lengthy river, run within the state’s boundaries, making it Wyoming’s longest tributary of the Missouri. The Upper North Platte is best defined as remote, undeveloped and pristine. For fly fishermen seeking quiet and solitude, this section of the river has much to offer, including 55 miles of heavily forested greenery and Blue Ribbon waters from the Colorado border to a point just shy of Saratoga.
Near the junction of the Encampment, another highly regarded trout stream, the river enters the high plains and runs free until blocked by the Seminoe Dam and reservoir, about 100 miles north of the border. Below Seminole Dam is the smaller Kortes Dam and a short distance downstream from there begins the world famous Miracle Mile. This stretch is not known for dry-fly fishing; for best results, anxious anglers are encouraged to use nymphs, woolly buggers, streamers and glo-bugs that can be fished deep or just under the surface film. Favorite nymphs and emergers, in bedheads and unweighted, include squirrel tails, pheasant tails, hare’s ear and Prince nymphs, flashbacks, caddis larva and caddis pupa. There is full public access along the Mile although accommodations are mainly limited to campsites.
If you are intent on finding the rare and difficult, The Dome Rock Reservoir, located in the North Platte drainage basin, is managed as a finespotted cutthroat fishery although catches are limited and tackle is restricted. Fishing in North Platte reservoirs can also be challenging and rewarding. Seminoe, Pathfinder, and Alcova are excellent sources of both trout and walleye. Another excellent tailwater fishery is located just below the Alcova Reservoir from Grey Reef Dam to Goose Egg, just west of Casper, where you can find cutthroat, rainbows and browns. Since the Miracle Mile tends to be crowded, Grey Reef appears to be taking its place as the fly fishermen’s new “most favored” destination.
Fly Fishing Casper Wyoming, the North Platte River, & the Surrounding Region with Expert Guides We are Wyoming’s foremost fly fishing guide service offering wade and float trips ... moreon several Wyoming Rivers. Our Home waters on the North Platte River include the Grey Reef, the Miracle Mile, Fremont Canyon and the Upper North Platte River near Saratoga, Wy. Our other favorite destination in Wyoming is the Bighorn River in Thermopolis which is only two hours away from Casper. So if you are looking for fly fishing near Casper Wyoming, you have multiple options when choosing Wyoming Anglers. We pride ourselves on providing first class customer service. Not just any guide can work for us. We only send our guests on trips with the best handpicked fly fishing guides from around the country who we have thoroughly trained and tested. You can expect the best when you fish with our Casper Wy fishing guides, and that’s a guarantee. But don’t take our word for it, read some of our guest testimonials.
Wyoming Anglers Expert Fly Fishing Guides Specialize in Meeting Diverse Needs
Experienced anglers will enjoy our trophy brown trips, or the challenge of throwing dry flies during the Stonefly hatch at the Miracle Mile. New anglers will learn the joys of fly fishing with our patient guides who are happy to introduce you to the sport of fly fishing. If your a beginner and only have a few hours, our fly fishing lessons in Casper Wyoming would be the perfect option. At Wyoming Anglers, we welcome anglers of all levels, and we invite you to join us for the trip of a lifetime!
Wyoming Fly Fishing Trips With Professional North Platte River Fly Fishing Guides
Fly fishing is a lifelong passion, and there is nowhere better to indulge yourself than right here in Casper, Wyoming. The North Platte River provides some of the best fly fishing anywhere in the U.S. In fact, American Angler Magazine named the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River the “Number One Big Fish Destination” in 2006.
The Miracle Mile and Grey Reef tail-waters are recognized as Blue Ribbon Wyoming fly fishing destinations known for trophy sized Rainbow, Brown, and Cutthroat Trout. The North Platte River in these stretches boasts of very high numbers of fish per mile of river. Wyoming’s Grey Reef has been getting a lot of attention lately as one of the best wild trout fisheries in the lower 48, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of seclusion on these Wyoming Trout fishing waters.
We have wonderful vacation lodge accommodations near Casper,Wyoming right on the North Platte River where you can relax in the hot tub, work out, or do some evening fishing right out the back door.
Casper Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Shop on the Grey Reef
Our Casper Wyoming fly fishing guide shop is conveniently located on the edge of town as you are heading to the Grey Reef sections of the North Platte River. If you want to stay in Casper and be close to fine dining in the evenings, our shop is only a 5-10 min drive in the morning. If you want river lodging and fine dining, then our lodge will be a great fit as it’s located on the Grey Reef below government bridge and 20 miles South of Casper Wyoming. If you would rather have more private lodging accommodations on the river with fly fishing wade access, then our cabins on Grey Reef will be the perfect fit. The Grey Reef dam is only a 10-15 minute drive South of the cabins, and 3-4 miles of public access on Trappers Route below Government Bridge is a short 10-15 min to the North. And of course our fly fishing guides would love to pick you up at either of our Grey Reef lodging locations so you don’t have to drive.
- Expert guide
- Lunch, snacks and beverages
- Flies, tippet, and leader
Undoubtedly our most popular and productive trip type, a Wyoming fly fishing float trip allows for the ability to fish miles upon miles of blue ribbon trout water accessible only by ... moreboat. Our private boat ramps on the North Platte River allow our guides for our Grey Reef float trips, to put in ahead of those using public boat ramps. This will help your guide stay ahead of any crowd to keep your experience private.
Our guided float trips are 7-8 hours on the water for a full day, or 3-4 hours on the water for a half day. We’ll pick you up or meet you at a convenient location with everything you need to have a successful day on the river. Our clean, comfortable boats seat two anglers and your experienced guide. Your guide will use his knowledge to put you in position on the best holes and runs on the river, making sure you’ve got the right flies at the right depth, and giving you tips on casting and keeping a proper drift. All you’ve got to worry about is having fun catching trout- no experience necessary! Full day trips will take a break halfway through the day for a riverside lunch on us!
Included: All fishing gear (rods, reels, tippet, flies, etc.), instruction, non-alcoholic beverages, and lunch for full day trips (Mar.16th-Nov.15th). Lunch’s can be added to winter trips(Nov.16th-Mar.15th) for $10 each. You are welcome to bring your own rods, we’ll rig ’em up to be trout slaying machines.