North Platte River fishing 6/10/18

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Upper North Platte fluctuating below normal

USGS flow in real time @ North gate https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=06620000

Fishing is good to great depending on the time of the day. The fish are in great shape and fighting hard.  The bugs are plentiful and fish are looking up.  The streamer bite has also been there.

Over the next month we will have some of the best fishing around.  Everything is working, it really depends how you want to catch them and what size of fish you are going after.  The water is going quick this year so hope for rain.  That does not mean that we will not have good fishing opportunities through out the summer.

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

Bugs to pull: Thin mints, buggers (olive,black) big bugs sex dungeon etc.  Patterns and color don’t seem to mater. But location and presentation do!

Bugs to drift:  MIdges (Zebra, mayhem) Stoneflies (pats, double bead stones) annelids (san Juan, rock worm), leaches(pine squirrel) PMDs ( split case, PTs,hares ear) Yellow sallies(copper johns)

Miracle Mile around 2,500 cfs

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

The Mile has been fishing great.  The flows recently got bumped up and the fish are spreading out, the rainbows are starting to stage for the spawn.  Fish are hot, and in great shape.  The bite is solid all day long on the good days.  Midges have been hatching in good numbers and in small sizes.  The fish seem to still be near the bottom so deeper rigs have been working best.  But fish have been moving up in the water column when the bugs are thick.

The Mile will continue to fish great through out the year but the Spring is the best and our favorite time to be on the Mile, come see why.

Bugs to float: Midges (griffiths nat, goober)

Bugs to pull:   The big bugs have been good on the overcast days.  Whites and olives have been top producers.

Bugs to drift:  Midges (zebra, mayhems, ju ju) eggs (beads and globugs) stoneflies

Grey Reef 1,000cfs

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

The flush is over and spring fishing is here.  While the flush can produce a lot of great fishing due to the amount of food it stirs up.  Fishing gets better and better as the fish get back into a normal routine.  The bugs will only increase causing some selective feeding which will make fishing more consistent.  The rainbows will also start to stage for the spawn. Remember there is a partial closure of the river during the month of April cable to cable is closed to fishing.

Baetis have showed up which can make for some great fishing both short emerger rigs and even dry dropper.  On the right days you may even ditch the dropper.

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

Bugs to pull: pattern seems to be less important the whites and olives seem to be working best.

Bugs to drift:  Midges (Zebra, mayhem) annelids (san Juan, rock worm), leaches(pine squirrel) eggs(beads,glowbugs, etc

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