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Grey Reef Fishing Report Provided By North Platte River Fly Shop

Grey Reef fishing reports and video report 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 Grey Reef by giving the fly shop a call or email. 

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 Grey Reef Fishing Report

  • Grey Reef Conditions: Clarity is good

Grey Reef - Hot Flies

Midges, Scuds, Red rock worms (annelids), San Juan worms, Hot Head Leeches, Squirrel Leeches, Halo midges. Swinging and dead drifting both the Brown Bite Me Buggers and Vanilla Buggers.  

11-29-18  We are now closed on Saturday and Sundays for the Winter until March. Other than midges the main hatches have become dormant on the Grey Reef Section so keep your box full of midges, scuds, annelids and leeches for the winter. DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR 2019 FISHING LICENSE BEFORE NEW YEARS DAY!!!

9/25/18  Platte River / Grey Reef / Fly Fishing Guide Report

9-23-18 Grey Reef is fishing well in mornings on Tricos switcing to BWO's, Psuedo's and Caddis late morning to evening. Streamer action is also starting to kick in. Still alot of weeds in upper section but starts to clear out below Government Bridge.

7/20/18 Platte River / Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Report


Gray Reef
Thanks to flushing flows this spring, the trout had lots of clean gravel for spawning, and we are still seeing a few fish on the beds, doing their thing. Leave them be and go find the feeders! Currently the Reef is at 3000 cfs, water temperatures are approaching perfect, and the river looks awesome! As things warm, the fish will start to take advantage of the great structure the Reef section has to offer. It's beyond fun to target these feeders as they hold behind shelves and in the riffles and skinny tail-outs. They'll slam your fly and have your reel singing so fast your guide won't even have time to yell "set it!" Give them the reigns on that initial charge, then dance them back to the net like it's prom night! 
Casper to Glenrock 
Our guides have this section dialed to the max and it's one of our favorites for targeting big summertime browns and rainbows. It's a great option for escaping the crowds, taking in some new scenery, and getting your flies in front of fat, unpressured fish. Some early summer thunderstorms, coupled with inflows of irrigation water, have lately colored up the water a bit through and below town, but don't let this fool you. If you talk to our guides, they'll tell you that a little color can actually put the trout in "annihilation" mode. Limited visibility makes trout feel safe from predators, and it makes them more impulsive feeders because they have less time to decide whether to eat your fly. In short, they are going to inhale your offering if it looks right.

4-24-18 Grey Reef Video Fishing Report

Grey Reef Fishing Report from mark boname on Vimeo.

4-14-18 We think spring has finally sprung in Wyoming, but that does not mean not to come prepared for any kind of weather. Grey Reef has been on fire now for several weeks and we expect the BWO hatch to really pick up starting this week. However the main ticket has been red annelids and glo bugs along with some streamer activity. The flows have been bumped to a 1000 cfs but watch that as it may increase if they decide they need to make room for spring runoff.

Grey Reef Fishing Report 3-26-18 from mark boname on Vimeo.

3-12-18 Flushing flows started last night thru the 21st

2/27/18 - Flush Announced!!

The 2018 Grey Reef flush will begin on March 12th and run through the 21st! The fishing has already been amazing this year and this will only make it better! 

Watch your wading during the flush but it can make for some amazing fishing! Historically you can get away with serving these fish a bigger meal. The river will jump from 500 cfs to 4000 cfs everyday at midnight then return back to 500 cfs in the morning. This water fluctuation with wash in and kick up a lot of food. Try a big San Juan Worm instead of a Rock Worm. Also fish leaches and crayfish patterns. Don't Be afraid to strip a big nasty streamer as well!!

2/17/18 - Sunset Photo tonight with Mark Boname Photogrpahy - we are advising no travel to fish for next couple days as snow storm with wind Sun - Mon.

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