North Platte River fishing 6/19/24


North Platte River Fishing Report

 

Upper North Platte

USGS flow in real time @ Northgate1000 ish cfs    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=06620000

@Saratoga  4000CFS fluctuating daily  National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

The Skinny

Fishing is Great, flows are dropping fast water is clear!  Bugs are really starting to show up in full force making for a lot of different fishing opportunities.  All sections have PMDs and caddis and Golden stones!   This is a fun time to be on the water.  And of course the streamer fishing is really starting to get good.

Bugs to float: Chubbys, caddis, PMDS, yellow sallies Drakes verry soon!

Bugs to pull:  Buggers(Thin mints, olive and black) Articulated streamers(goldie, rusty trombone)

Bugs to drift:  Worms, eggs, midges(rs2, mayhem),stoneflies(pat’s, doublebeed)prince, hares ear, pts, and copper johns

Miracle Mile 2500ish CFS

Flow in real time https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/arcweb_korr.pl

The Skinny

Has been tough, water is super clear and there have been a lot of boats.  The fish are big a spooky!  Things should improve as the lake turns over.  We are staying away from there until it does!

Bugs to pull:   Thin Mints, Rusty trombones, goldee

Bugs to drift:  Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju)  annelids( rock and san juan worms) Baetis (Pts, rs2 mayhem)


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