Posted on July 12, 2019
Apologies for our lack of fishing reports as of late. As most of you probably assumed, it’s been pretty darn busy. Well, here we are at more or less the mid-point of the 2019 season. Water conditions are great, finally, and we are staring down the barrel of some more excellent summer fly fishing on the North Platte River.
With reservoirs just about topped off and flows holding steady (Grey Reef-3,000cfs, Miracle Mile-4,000cfs, Fremont Canyon-800cfs), fishing should only get better…and with higher, steady flows-it’s getting buggy. Lots of caddis and pmds…with yellow sallies just around the corner. Golden stones are still happening on the Miracle Mile but the peak of the hatch has passed. The other thing we are starting to see A LOT of are hoppers, that’s right…lots and lots of hoppers. Now, we can’t promise hopper madness like 2011-12 but we are already starting to see some fish look up. If that’s not enough for you the lower river is prime for streamer fishing. Banks are inundated and its that ideal “streamer green” color.
If you have fishing on the brain, now would be a great time to give us a call. Oh, one last thing…STREAMER TOURNAMENT October 24-27. Call for details. It’s going to be a grand old time!