Last Update: 5/28/2015. We will update these reports as often as necessary to keep our fellow anglers in tune with changes.
Current Streamflow : 504 cfs at Grey Reef, 2515 cfs at the Miracle Mile
Grey Reef Fishing Report: Flows on the Reef have been dropped to 500 cfs due to flooding concerns further downstream on the North Platte. With the recent heavy rain the water will be a little off color but will still produce well especially the upper stretches. The guides are reporting consistent hatches of BWO's throughout the day. During these times the fish have been keying in on small baetis nymphs. Baetis patterns such as RS2's and Split Foam Backs will be critical this time of year. Nymphing has been the most productive with the typical reef rigs working well (smaller midges, rockworms, scuds, and leeches). Be on the lookout for BWO hatches on the calmer cloudy days, which can provide anglers with some good dry fly fishing. The streamer fishing on the Reef has also been consistent. Try stripping big articulated patterns followed by smaller leech-like flies. If things seem slow don't be afraid to throw on a sink tip and see what you can find.
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Miracle Mile Fishing Report: Be aware of road conditions if you venture to the Mile. Things are a bit sloppy right now, but once things dry out its game time. The Mile can fish very well this time of year. Your bug choice here should be similar to the Reef, smaller baetis and midges, with some larger stuff like leeches, worms and annelids somewhere in the box as well. Streamers are also producing some fish as well and if you are a spey-junky, swinging is also moving fish.
Recommended Flies :: The standard Reef and Mile fare applies. Red rock worms, Midges in black, red, or grey, Crystal flash midges #20-22, Juju midge(brown, olive, blue)#20-22. Split Foam Back RS2 in black, brown, or grey #18-22. Barr's emerger BWO #18-20, Juju Baetis #18-20, Foam Wing RS2 in Gray, Brown or Black #18-20, Spicy scuds Olv, and Gry, Pine, Squirrel Leeches #10-12, Girdle Bugs- all colors and size, Epoxy-Back Stone #12-16, 20 Incher #10-14, Stone Bomb #10-12.
Fish can be had on the Reef year round by slow rolling leech patterns and other big ugly streamers. Throw towards the bank and start stripping as fast as you can. Try Goldie's #4, Snapping Craw or Stalcup's Baby Dad, Cat Toy #4, Wooly Sculpin #6-8, Thin Mints #6-8, Platte River Spider #8, Dungon's Olive and Tan #4, Monkeys #4, Peanuts #4, and Zoo Cougars #4. Also for you swingers try- Ish's Cool Herc White and Chart or and Ish's Grand Master Flash- Black and Copper or Tan and Gold
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