North Platte River fishing 6/15/22

North Platte River Fishing Report

We look forward in keeping you informed in 2022 on what our guides are seeing on the water.


Upper North Platte

USGS flow in real time @ Northgate 2000cfs and fluctuating

@Saratoga 4500cfs  fluctuating daily National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

The Skinny

Summer is here, and the flows are up.  After a cooler wetter spring, warm weather and less wind have been much appreciated.  The salmon flies are just about done, it is always bitter sweet to have high water during the big bugs.   But we will take more good fishing over some incredible short lived event.  Things are shaping up nicely, the river and fish are in great shape.   Hatches are still thin but are increasing.  Caddis, PMDs, Sallys, and stoneflies are all on the menu.  As the water drops the bugs will really start to ramp up.  While are guides have been reporting great fishing we are all looking forward to getting rid of the bobbers and start throwing bugs!

Bugs to float: Chubbys, caddis, PMDS

Bugs to pull:   Thin Mints, olive buggers, orange blossom special, rusty trombone, peanut envy

Bugs to drift:  Stoneflies (pat’s to princes) Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju) Caddis(birds nest, soft hackles, graphic caddis, prince nymph) PMDs (split back, pts, hares ear) annelids(rock and san juan worms) Eggs.


Miracle Mile 1500ish cfs

Flow in real time

The Skinny

The Mile is fishing good to great,  the bad news is it has been busy!  Lots of boats and wade fisherman have been taking advantage of the clear water below the dam.  The sucker spawn is still on, bugs are starting to hatch and will intensify over the next month.  Some of the best fishing is around the corner,  big bugs and PMDs are on the way.

Bugs to float: N/A

Bugs to pull:   Thin Mints, spiders, goldee etc big bugs seem to be working best on the SWING

Bugs to drift:  Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju)  annelids( rock and san juan worms)  scuds(tan, olive, orange)Cranefly larva, leeches and eggs

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