North Platte River Fishing Report

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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. Over 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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
Tributaries:
The Sweetwater, Medicine Bow and Laramie Rivers are among its major tributaries.
Source:
Confluence of Grizzly and Little Grizzly Creeks in Colorado
Mouth:
Platte River, Lincoln County, Nebraska
Length:
716 miles
Basin:
30,900 sq miles
Seasonal Conditions
Season
Hatches
SpringCaddis, Midges
SummerCaddis, Green Drake, Pale Morning Dun, Baetis, Trico, Midges, Terrestrials
FallCaddis, Pale Morning Dun, Midges
Guide Reports
Fishing has been good on the Grey Reef with a mix a low wind and high wind days. To get away from the wind and find great spring fishing, also try the Bighorn. Fish are biting on purple ... morerock worms, orange eggs, and natural leeches.
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Friday, 3 Mar, 2017
Fish Caught:
4-8 fish
Fishing is good along the Miracle Mile, especially in the mid-to-late morning. It has been very windy though. Be prepared for winter conditions on roads. One option for great spring ... morefishing to avoid high winds is the Bighorn river (about 2 hr drive from Casper). We have fished well with a variety of flies. Try red San Juan, orange eggs, and brown and natural leeches.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Friday, 3 Mar, 2017
Fish Caught:
9-12 fish
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 ... morewhich 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
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2016
Fishing Trips
The North Platte River is located just outside Walden, Colorado. As it travels northward, the river descends though Northgate Canyon just before it flows into the state of Wyoming. ... moreYou can float Northgate Canyon as a day trip or you can enjoy a two-day float that allows you to experience a night of camping along the river's edge. Rainbows and browns, most averaging 15 inches, pack the North Platte. Pocket water, meanders, and riffles describe the trout habitat. If dry flies whet your appetite, you will find the North Platte a wonderful stream to cast for rising fish.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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About 1.25 miles of shoreline access, and float access https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Access/whalen.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing ... moreReport

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About one-half mile access on BLM lands https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Access/wendover.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report ... more

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Primarily for float access https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Access/torrington.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report ... more

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Primarily for float access https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Access/orin.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report
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https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Access/guernsey.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report
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Nestled up against the base of the Seminoe Mountains at the North end of Seminoe Reservoir lies one of Wyoming’s true treasures, Seminoe State Park. Located 33 miles north from Sinclair, ... moreWyoming on Carbon County road 351, Seminoe State Park is know for its wide open water, local attractions and friendly atmosphere.Close by, on BLM land, are sand dunes that are open to ORV use and within a short drive is the “Miracle Mile”, a fly fishing paradise. For the adventurous, a hike in the near by Seminoe Mountains may bring a chance sighting of a Bighorn Sheep, Elk or one of the many species of wildlife that call the mountains home. Closer to the park, Mule Deer and Pronghorn can be spotted, Coyotes can be heard at night, and many migratory birds can be seen as they stop over in their travels. 

Fed by two rivers, Seminoe Reservoir offers the full range of water-based activities from swimming to boating. The reservoir is known for its solitude, sandy beaches and fishing (trout and walleye). 

Facilities in the park feature potable water, picnic areas, boat ramps, comfort stations, dump station, playgrounds, and improved campsites with gravel pads, tables and fire rings.

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Access on state lands in section 36 - 3 parking areas Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report ... more

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https://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/access/glendo.asp Find out about the latest fishing action with our North Platte River Fishing Report
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Glendo State Park is one of southern Wyoming’s most popular boating parks. It offers visitors water-skiing, fishing and other water- based activities. Fishing is so good that ... moreGlendo has several fish records. Day-use and overnight facilities feature improved campsites, comfort stations, tables and grills. A commercial concession at the reservoir provides visitors with complete marina services, motel units and fishing equipment.Glendo State Park is quickly becoming a trails destination. Since 2010, Glendo State Park has established over 40 miles of diverse non-motorized trails stretching from the Marina to Sandy Beach. This year we plan to create another 5 miles of trail in the southern end of the park.

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Boating, Fishing, Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
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