North Platte River fishing report near Saratoga
Flow at Northgate 350CFS changing daily by the minute
Current flow in real time http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=06620000
Fishing is Hot and so is the weather! Early on early off is the motto right now. Tricos are just starting and the fish are starting to notice them. The bugs are getting smaller, midges, stones, caddis, and PMDs. are all in the mix Lots of bugs in that size 16to 20 range. Hoppers are starting to get going on the river. In the coming weeks as the hay gets cut hoppers will become more prevalent and fish will hopefully key on them.
Bugs hooking up on the Drift:s Stoneflies(pat’s rubber legs, prince,tung teeser) worms(san Juan, Squirmy), Tricos (PTs, zebras, RS2)
Bugs to pull: Big bugs have been working peanut envy’s, sex dungeons etc… Fish are looking for that bigger meal. Smaller wolly buggers are also producing.
Bugs to Float: Trico (parachutes, loop wings, spinners) Caddis (small tan, grey and black) Stones (stimulators, Chubbys) Hoppers!!!!
Miracle Mile flow around 1,200 cfs changing periodically
Current flow in real time http://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/hydromet_dayplt.pl?kowy&q
The Mile has been fishing great. PMDs seem to be the ticket right now! The water is still big and cold, and the fish are big and hot!
Bugs hooking up on the Drift: Bugs to nymph: Leeches (brown, purple, natural), worms (san juan and rock),midges(PAL, zebra, bionic, halo), scuds (olive,tan, orange, purple) PMDs (PTs, hares ear, split case)
Bugs to pull: The big bugs have have been producing…but so have smaller ones!
Bugs to float: The big bugs have slowed down but opportunities still exist.
Grey Reef flow around 2,000cfs
Current flow in real time http://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/hydromet_dayplt.pl?gdwy&q_i
The Reef is fishing good. PMDs and yellow sallies are in full force! Solid nymphing and dry fly opportunity, It is getting buggy and the fish are looking for them. It is time to ditch the extra split shot and shorten up a little bit.
Use the same rigs as the Mile.