North Platte River fishing 11/20/2021


North Platte River Fishing Report

 

We look forward in keeping you informed in 2021 on what our guides are seeing on the water.

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Upper North Platte

USGS flow in real time @ Northgate Low cfs and fluctuating  https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=06620000

The Skinny

With recent rains and snow in the high country things have improved dramatically.  Flows are back to a more normal level allowing the fish to spread out.  I am happy to report that we made it through those tough conditions yet once again.  The fish look great, with these nice wet snows we are going to have great winter flows for the fish.  Hopefully this will continue through out the winter.

Fish seem to be looking for a bigger meal, streamers, stoneflies, worms and crawdads have all been fishing good.  We should be in for some great fishing for the remainder of the season.

Bugs to float: Caddis, Chubbies, Micro stones, BWO

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)  annelids( rock and san juan worms)

 

Miracle Mile 500 cfs

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

The Skinny

The Mile is still fishing good to great.  The Mile will remain a solid option thorough out winter

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

Grey Reef 500cfs

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

The Skinny

The reef will be a great option through out the winter for those who are still looking to fish.

Bugs to float: Midges (griffiths nat, goober midge)

Bugs to pull: Thin mints, spiders, goldee, Rusty Trombone

Bugs to drift:  Midges (Zebra, mayhem) annelids (san Juan, rock worm), leaches(pine squirrel) , Eggs


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