Thursday August 28th 2014 North Platte River Fly Fishing Report
North Platte River Fly Fishing Report
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MIRACLE MILE FLY FISHING REPORT:
The Miracle Mile is fly fishing very well! Although the water clarity is tea colored, this is typical of this stretch. The flows have been dropped to approximately 1000 cfs. This is a good flow for wade fishing. Flies working are the brown pat’s rubber legs with tan legs, crawdizzle, red & pink san juan worms, red rock worms, & black midges.
SARATOGA FLY FISHING REPORT:
The fishing in Saratoga on the North Platte River this time of year is INSANE! The streamer bite has been rediculously good with fish eating almost every cast. The dry fly fishing has been fabulous with many fish taken to the net from the surface!! The weather has been cooling down and we have been having very comfortable fishing conditions! The time to fish this area is now!
GREY REEF REPORT:
The weather has been great this last week and we expect the Grey Reef flows to be dropped from 1500 to 1000 cfs near the beginning of September. With the cool temps we have been having we expect the dry fly, streamer, & nymphing action to get even better! We have experienced some rain staining the water a bit but we expect it to recover within a day or so.
Streamer action has been GREAT and is really picking up steam from the bridge downstream, especially with some cloud cover. During these dark cloudy days black streamers or darker olive colors have been our top producing streamers. White and vanilla colors have been good with more sunshine.
Dry fly action has been sporadic to good depending on the stretch you fish.
Nymphing has been decent to pretty darn good depending on the stretch you fish.
Grey Reef dam to Lusby is still weedy on the edges. The Trico dry fly fishing has been weak for this time of year but there are still a few fish being taken on the surface. The nymphing on this stretch has been a little slower than normal this time of year but is picking up speed with cooling water temps. This stretch always produces the bigger fish even though it may be fewer. There are better stretches of the river to fish if your wading though. Also for the average drifter we wouldn’t recommend floating this high on the Grey Reef this time of year unless your ready to get it handed to you. To do well on this piece you need to be very familiar with where the fish lie this time of year, and be fishing it every day to be dialed.
Governement bridge downstream to Sechist is fishing about the best right now. This stretch has much less moss than the upper. It has been handing over the most fish and the bigger fish consistently while nymphing than most of the downstream stretches. Fishing the riffles with mini rigs 3 to 4 feet have been top producing. Deeper runs are also producing before lunch, with slower runs being slower after lunch. Caddis are flying around pretty good and fish can be taken on the surface especially later in the afternoons. Nymph patterns: red san juans, birds nest(tan caddis with gold bead head) hot head mo hair leeches, brown and orange pine squirrel leeches.
Bessemer Bend to Robertson Road has been producing pretty well but not very big fish. Lot’s of small fish down here. We are thinking we had a lot of big fish die down here last season when the water was pure mud for so long. It’s sad but this river is so healthy with young fast growing fish it recovers pretty quick!
Robertson Road to Watco or Mills bridge has been pretty good nymphing. The deeper slower runs haven’t been nymphing well but the rifles fishing a mini rig from 2 to 4 feet with hook ups almost every cast if your dialed on your rig and placement.
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