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Grey Reef Fishing Reports Provided By North Platte River Fly Shop

Grey Reef fishing reports on the North Platte River is a free service provided by our Casper, Wyoming based fly shop fishing guides and customers. These Grey Reef fishing reports will be updated as often as needed and we will always change the report if any sudden changes should occur. However please understand that sudden storms can often change conditions overnight in and around Grey Reef before we can change the report. We welcome any fishing reports that you would like to provide on Gray Reef by giviing the fly shop a call or email.


 Gray Reef Fishing Reports

  • Grey Reef Conditions: Upper Section now Clear. Off color but fishable below Government Bridge 

Hot Flies
Red rock worms (annelids), San Juan worms, Hot Head Leeches, Squirrel Leeches, Rocky Mountain Caddis Yellow Sally nymphs and an assortment PMD nymphs and midges. Swinging and dead drifting both the Brown Bite Me Buggers and Vanilla Buggers. Hot head leech or pine squirrel leech with san juan worm trailer also working well. For Dries try PMD's, Parachute Adams
Comments / Grey Reef Guide Reports

7-18-2014 Guide round table video report on Gray Reef, Miracle Mile, Fremont Canyon and Carp

7-12-14 Gray Reef Guide Round Table Fishing Report.....please ignore the date in the video this was done on 7-12-14

7-3-2014 Grey Reef Guide Round Table Fishing Report......Have a Happy 4th and we hope our latest video helps if your going to hit the North Platte River or Bighorn River. We will try harder to cover Fremont Canyon and Miracle Mile in the future videos. I will say the Golden Stones are starting on the Mile if your headed there.

6-29-14 Grey Reef has stabilized at 2500cfs and the extra flows really brought the water temps back down. Hot flies right now are red rock worm, pmd's caddis, yellow sallies and leeches. Clarity is good from Gray Reef Dam down to Government Bridge.

6-26-2014 Guide Round Table Fishing Report Video

6-23-2014 Flows now up to 1700 cfs and rising.....time to go back to longer leaders. Red and purple rock worms, with pmd's, caddis and yellow sallies. Leeches also still working.


6-19-14 Guide round table video fishing report



6/12/2014 Round Table Guide Video Gray Reef Fishing Report



6/5/2014 Video Gray Reef Report

6-4-14 Flows jumped 100 cfs to 600cfs so the beginning of higher flows may be coming. Good news as I fished below Government Bridge last couple of days and the water is getting warm fast. Otherwise fishing is good to excellent, but may be off a little each day they raise the flows. Check back for this weeks video report Thursday night.

A New Video Guide Round Table Fishing Report Service

5-27-14 Upper section of Gray Reef now almost back to normal clarity for this time of year. The rest is still blown out and will take a week or so to recover so long as it stays dry.


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Fly Fishing the Tail waters of the North Platte
Capt. Mark Boname - Fly Fisher/Fly Tier/Guide

Mark Boname has guided the Gray Reef section of the North Platte River in Wyoming since 1987 and is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on tail water tailwater fishery. Listen in and learn the nuances of fly fishing this challenging river.   More about Mark Boname...

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