Beneath Seminoe Reservoir

Sitting between two reservoirs, the Mile sits in the perfect location for year-round trout fishing. Stable flows and temperatures from Kortes dam combined with lake fish moving in from Pathfinder makes this a true trophy trout destination.  During the right times of the year lots of big lake fish will move into the Mile, presenting some big fish opportunities.  There is also a healthy population of resident fish so there is always a chance at a trophy resident fish.

What To Expect At The Mile

While the Mile is a tail water by location it fishes much like a freestone. There is some great pocket water on the upper reaches upstream of the bridge. As you get downstream of the bridge the river begins to slow down and meander more like the Grey Reef sections.

Expect to catch fewer fish but more quality fish. That doesn’t mean you can’t rack up the numbers at the Mile.  However, you got a better chance at a numbers day more often than not on the Upper or Reef.

Expect to HOOK fish in the 2-3 pound range, good chance at fish in the 4-6 range and pending conditions a real chance at fish in the 8+lb range.  These fish are hot so be prepared to hear your reel sing and your arm to hurt.

Why hire a guide?

The Mile is entirely on public land making wade fishing possible the entire length of the river.   So why hire a guide, right?  Wrong.

The Mile can be tough to dial in and can be fickle day to day.  Experience goes a long ways.  Are guides are on the water everyday and have it dialed, maximizing your shot at trophy trout.

Pro Tip:

Saratoga is the same distance from the Mile as Casper. While there is no lodging at the Mile, there is plenty around Saratoga and Casper.

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