Wyoming — North Platte River
North Platte River with Grey Reef Anglers
June 7-13, 2020
Limited to 8 anglers
Includes a complete gear package worth over $1,000
Wyoming has some amazing trout fisheries, and one of our all-time favorites is the North Platte River. This is a river where trout are measured in pounds, not inches, with some of the most impressive specimens we’ve seen outside of the famed Arkansas tailwaters. And unlike many rivers that contain shredded-fin, rounded-tail stocked “trophy” trout, the fish in the North Platte are mostly wild.
The North Platte is like several rivers in one, with notable sections of river found between Kortes Reservoir and Grey Reef Reservoir, and another below Grey Reef Reservoir. The best-known are Miracle Mile and Grey Reef respectively, which get by far the most attention—and for good reason.
Miracle Mile is the most famous trout fishery that most fly fishers have never been to. While everyone has probably heard of it, an amazingly low number of fly fishers have actually fished Miracle Mile. At roughly 5.5 miles, there is plenty of water to explore, and more water than you can fish in a week. It is a beautiful section of river with rugged bluffs and views of the Seminoe Mountains for most of its length. This tailwater is home to rainbows, browns and cutthroat, with trout numbers in the 3,000 – 4,000 fish-per-mile range.
Located in the high desert, the Grey Reef tailwater is the alter-ego of the Miracle Mile. It’s flatter and slower, and has a rugged beauty that’s much different than the Miracle Mile. It is, however, a fantastic fishery, and in some ways a better fishery than its more famous upstream sibling. Fish up to ten pounds or more are possible on Grey Reef, and true trophy specimens are caught every year.
Unlike many Western rivers that aren’t fishable in the early season, June is primetime on the North Platte. We booked a great week at Grey Reef Anglers (www.greyreefanglers.com) from June 7-13, and put together an all-inclusive package that includes six nights of lodging (double occupancy), five days of guided float fishing, taxes, guide and staff tips, round trip airport transportation, and a 5-day nonresident fishing license. Not included is airfare to/from Casper, Wyoming.
The combination of great fishing, great lodging, and amazing cuisine will make this a vacation that you’ll never forget. The trip is hosted by Fly Fish America publisher, Bob Mallard. Following the trip, we’ll produce a feature article about the adventure, and our guests will be a central part of the story.
As an added bonus, each angler will receive a top-notch gear package worth over $1,000 designed specifically for this fishery. The gear will be yours to keep after the trip.
For complete trip details, or to reserve your spot for next year, email us at [email protected]