Posted on May 2, 2019
Central Wyoming Fly Fishing has been excellent. Spring Baetis ( Blue Winged Olives) and midges are dominating the hatch. The fish are super active and suspended. Some are so suspended that they are eating on top. It has been really fun. We were graced with a little wintery backhand the past couple days but Casper and Alcova are back up to near 60* degrees today. The river is in prime shape and still low flows at 500 cfs at Grey Reef and 1800 cfs at Miracle Mile. The lower North Platte River is fishable all the way through Casper at the moment but the most active and buggy locations will be much closer to Grey Reef Dam. Expect warmer conditions to get the feeder streams moving again over the next couple days causing cloudy water below Government Bridge. This should be short-lived and a bit more mileage will become (more) fishable.
The Reef Fly Shop has been in the grip of a renovation and we’re seeing light at the end of the tunnel. We hope you’ll like it! The porch is going to be awesome and we’ll be able to stock more stuff to make sure you have a great experience when visiting. The cottages have been really busy but we do have some openings throughout the month. Of course, RV spots are available as well as boat rentals and river shuttles.
North Platte Lodge has some great openings for one or two rooms over the next couple weeks and over the 4th of July! This is a cool time to fish Miracle Mile’s Golden Stone Fly hatch and Grey Reef is ticking on all cylinders with PMDs, Sallies and caddis. Who doesn’t like an evening dry fly session after dessert?
FATHER’S DAY EVENT Fathers and Kids! Kids bring your Dad or Dad bring your kid/s to NPLs first Father’s Day Event. Arrive June 21, fish a full day the 22nd and 23rd then a half day the morning of the 24th before departing. We will have a nice sit down lunch before you hit the road on Sunday afternoon. All meals and lodging provided! Call for details. 307.237.1182 We realize this is the weekend after Father’s Day but we didn’t want to steal you away on your special day.
STREAMER TOURNEY Oct 31-Nov 3 This is a North Platte Lodge Trophy Trip on steroids and positioned at the height of the most successful time to target trophy class trout (25″ or more) . The event will be limited to 12 anglers staying and fishing double occupancy. Arrive Thursday afternoon Oct 31st, Fish full day Nov 1 and 2 and a half day Nov 3. On the final day NPL will provide a chef prepared lunch and award ceremony prior to an afternoon departure. Cash and prizes will sweeten it up! The goal is to land the longest Trout of the weekend. Lodging, meals, 17 miles of private access with 5 boat ramps and guides/boat provided. Once the roster is set you will have access to your guides to scheme your approach. Call for details 307.237.1182