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North Platte River Fly Fishing Trips in Wyoming
The North Platte River is our home away from home for spring and fall. During these unique periods, there simply isn’t a river in the lower 48 that rivals the N. Platte. For more info or to reserve a day call 720-851-4665.
Base camp for fly fishing the North Platte River is Alcova, WY located 30 minutes west of Casper. Within 30 minutes drive are four unique tailwater sections that can provide the best trout fishing you can find in the lower 48 and perhaps North America. It’s why American Angler named this river the #1 Big Fish Destination in the United States.
North Platte Miracle Mile
The first tailwater section is world renowned Miracle Mile that is fed from Seminoe Reservoir that runs into Pathfinder Reservoir. In the spring month, anglers pursue large lake run rainbow trout pushing up from Pathfinder reservoir. It’s the closest thing to steelhead fishing you will find aside from the Great Lakes or Pacific Northwest. In the fall, we are after Pathfinder Reservoir lake run Brown Trout. Both species provide countless fish 18-20″ multiple opportunities at fish over 20″ and very realistic chances at fish from 24″ to the magical 30″ mark. These are hard fighting fish, that will fight you for everything they have. The Miracle Mile is comprised entirely of public land which is great for wade fishing. Generally with flows over 1,000 CFS we like to float the Mile and get out to wade fish prime spots. We fish with nymphs, streamers and swung flies on 2 handed spey rods for those that want to learn. Miracle Mile Fishing Reports & Info >>
North Platte Fremont Canyon
Fremont Canyon is the next tailwater section below Pathfinder Reservoir that feeds into Alcova Reservoir. Unlike the other tailwater sections, Fremont is generally smaller wade fishing water. The easiest access is the Cardwell section which gets a little more foot traffic than the harder to reach Canyon Sections. We like Fremont in the earlier part of the spring and through the winter when flows are under 500 (75 CFS is about normal). Wading around is easy at these flows, and colder temps keep the Rattle Snakes Away! Once Spring Time temps start to warm, Fremont give us that prefer not to see a Rattler the creeps! Fremont Canyon Fishing Reports & Info >>
Grey Reef Afterbay Below Alcova Reservoir
The Afterbay is a short piece of fishable water that runs right through the town of Alcoca from the Alcova Reservoir Dam all the way to Grey Reef Dam about 2 miles downstream. For those who have never fly fished in WY we like to call this the “Bunny Slope.” Often we will float the Afterbay in the morning, to get things dialed in and then put the boat on the trailer and hop scotch it down to the put in below Grey Reef Dam. The wind is usually blocked by the red cliffs and fish are generally manageable 16″ rainbows with bigger fish possible.
North Platte Grey Reef to Casper
What is often referred to as “Grey Reef ” is the longest stretch of floatable and fishable water from Grey Reef Dam all the way to Casper. The most popular float (and rightfully so) is Grey Reef to Lusby which is 8 miles downstream. Other popular access point are Government Bridge, Sechrist, Bessemer Bend & Robertson Road. There are simply a ton of fish in this entire section from 16″ on up. At flows under 1,000 CFS the river is easy to read. Once flows pass 1,500 CFS the river becomes rather featureless. Catching a ton of fish and accidently bumping into a few fish is simply a matter of knowing where the buckets are. Grey Reef Fishing Report & Info >>
North Platte River Spring Fly Fishing
From the beginning of March until June we are on the river daily both guiding and fishing on our own. In this time frame, it’s hard to say one month is better than the other in terms of the overall quality of the fishery. If you want to swing big streamers on two handed rods, we suggest early April on the Miracle Mile where we target large Spring is a great time to tie into hungry North Platte rainbows shaking the winter blues! If you are in favor of generally more pleasant weather than we suggest May. More on N. Platte Spring Fly Fishing >>
North Platte Fall Brown Trout Hunts
If the thought of hunting a 30+ brown trout in the lower 48 sounds enticing than Grey Reef and/or Miracle Mile is the place to do it. North Platte brown trout eat like brown trout are supposed to. They want a big meal and in the fall they want it just a little more. The Reef holds large resident browns and the Miracle Mile receives a large lake run migration out of Pathfinder Reservoir. Skip the crowds on the Dream Stream and come see the North Platte–it won’t disappoint! October and November is our peak Brown Trout months. More on North Platte Brown Trout >>
Lodging | Where To Stay When Fishing the North Platte
We recommend lodging at Sloan’s Cabins at Alcova located directly between Grey Reef and Alcova Reservoir. For more information visit Sloan’s website HERE.
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* Prices are for one boat with a max of 2 anglers per boat. (Fremont is wade fishing only)
ALL REGULARLY PRICED TRIPS INCLUDE: BEVERAGES, SNACKS & ALL ESSENTIAL FLIES & FISHING GEAR. FULL DAY TRIPS INCLUDE A LUNCH NOT INCLUDED ON HALF DAY TRIPS. TRIPS DO NOT INCLUDE: A FISHING LICENSE & A GRATUITY FOR YOUR GUIDE. STANDARD N. PLATTE GRATUITY IS 20%