North Platte River fishing report 3/5/17

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Off Season Rates are still at $400/day till April 1st

Most of out trips our going to the Miracle Mile.  This is a great time to be on the Mile catch rates are big and so are the fish.

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 North Platte River fishing report near Saratoga

Flow at Northgate ICE

 Current flow in real time


February was warm, and the Upper opened up for a moment.  Fishing was great for several days.  We are currently in another cold snap.  We expect the upper to open back up next warm spell but. As always weather is a huge factor on a freestone.

Miracle Mile flow around 1,200 cfs changing periodically


Current flow in real time

The Mile has been fishing great.  Midge hatches have been solid on the warmer days, fish seem to to be moving around looking for them.  Scuds have been great in the upper reaches. The streamer bite is getting better with the increase in flow!

Fish near the bottom of the river and bottom ends of the holes.  Fish have been spreading out and moving up in the column as the midges become abundant.  But fishing near bottom will produce all day.

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) eggs(Mottled, and blood dots)


Bugs to pull: The big bugs have have been producing…but so have smaller buggers.  White and gray seem to be doing best but don’t rule out the dark colors


Bugs to float: Surface activity Slow to non existant!


 Grey Reef flow around 500cfs 

Current flow in real time

The Reef is fishing good to great.  This is the place to be for numbers.  The weather has been decent and the fish are coming off their winter mode and starting to feed.  Midges are producing but so are leaches worms and other attractors.  Nymphing is going to produce the numbers.  However streamers are going to get you that fish of a lifetime.

Early in the day look for fish near bottom in the bottom half of the holes.   As the bugs and weather heats up the fish will spread out and move up in the water column as the midges start doing their thing. However fishing near bottom will produce all day.


Use the same thing as the Mile but maybe lean more toward the leeches, rock worms, and midges



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