Miracle Mile fishing report below is a free service provided by our shop guides and customers. The Miracle Mile report will be updated as often as needed and we will always change the reports if any sudden changes should occur. However please understand that sudden storms can often change conditions overnight before we can change the report. We welcome any Miracle Mile fishing reports that you would like to provide.

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                                                                                                                       - June 2022 Fishing Report - 

The Miracle Mile

The Mile is at 1500cfs and things are rocking and rolling! If you are willing to brave the detour and the recently muddy roads, those big lake run fish are showing up and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s worth the drive, so if you want a change in scenery, hit up your guide. It’s a longer drive, but it can be worth it! Most of our boys are still throwing larger offerings up there, with stoneflies and worms becoming more of a hot ticket as we move towards mid-June. Zirdles, Pat’s Rubber Legs, and big San Juan worms are the ticket. Keep your rig around 5 feet max from indicator to weight. Lots of fish up at the Mile stay suspended, even in the faster runs, and this length will keep it in front of their faces. Scuds seem to be more of a factor in recent years, so bring a few gray, green, or pink colored patterns and sink those a little lower in the water column if the stoneflies and worms aren’t working. When you hook up, let ‘em run! These Miracle Mile fish are beasts and they are going to make a very strong initial charge across the river. Especially if you are fishing smaller patterns, be ready to let them take line before playing them back to the net.

- January 2022 Winter Fishing Report -

Miracle Mile: With the pressure down, the big rainbows are actively feeding on midges. Most of the lake run browns have slipped back into the lake, but there are still some resident browns hanging out. The REEL story is the big rainbows.  Though it may not be every cast when you do hang one, hang on! The notorious mile road has been in great shape for this time of year, it was recently graded. As far as bugs go, we recommend mayhem midges in black & purple, pine squirrel leaches in natural & brown, rock worms in red & purple, and hot head sow bugs in pink & tan.  Winter fishing at the mile has always been one of our favorites so bundle up and let’s go bust em’ up!

Fishing Report and Fall Forecast

Oct. 27th, 2021

It’s a common occurrence on float trips. Your guide slides the boat away from the ramp and you get caught up in the early-morning scenery, the conversation, and the reeling in of one big fish after another. Then the action eases for a minute or two and someone looks down at their watch and asks “It is seriously noon already?” The same feeling seems to have spanned this whole calendar year! Now the fall shoulder season is upon us, and things still aren’t slowing down! Our area has seen several moisture events over the past month, but we are pretty good at timing the pulses of dirty water that come through and picking the most optimal stretches for any given conditions. Regardless, if you ask anyone that likes landing big fish, they’ll tell you that off-color water is not a bad thing since it allows us to throw bigger worms, scuds, and streamer patterns! November’s long-term forecast looks typical, with slightly drier conditions and more of those high-pressure systems that create the blue-bird days we all associate with the fall season. We are extremely fortunate that our tailwater system allows for so many options. Whatever mother nature throws our way, there’s always somewhere to wet a line!

Grey Reef is cooking along as usual, with guides throwing mostly smaller bugs underneath an attractor of choice. The go-to rig for this stretch has been the IED worm, trailed by any size 18-20 midge or baetis nymph patterns. Popular small bugs are the Chocolate Thunder, grey or black Mayhem, or purple Darth Baetis. Keep it short and light, with a #4 weight. Dries are standard fare for this time of year, with small black Adams or Purple Haze patterns generating the most attention. For streamers, lighter colors and smaller silhouettes usually do better in the clearer water between the Reef and Lusby. The “trusty” Rusty Trombone and the small and heavy Goldie have seen lots of eats lately. Some guides are reporting success on orange eggs as well.  

Bridge to Town has seen less pressure lately due to dirty water, but the upside to that is it gives the fish a rest. Things are already starting to clear and our guides are starting to work farther down in the system. It’s fall, and the big boy browns are starting to come out to play. This stretch is where you’ll want to go if you like throwing big bugs for big fish. Worms and leeches are steady producers, but don’t forget the little bugs. Any RS2-style pattern can be trailed behind a larger offering and you’ll be surprised how many eats it will get, even in off-color water. 

MiracleMile fishing is starting to heat up for lake-run trophy browns. They haven’t hit their stride yet, but the closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more they’ll start thinking about the ladies. There’s nothing like the colors on a big male brown when he’s dressed for success, and our guides love taking clients up to the Mile to swing big flies for the chance at a lifetime fish. We have the program dialed in through mid-January, so give us a call if this sounds like your cup of tea.

Fremont Canyon is another place to start looking for big hungry fish in the fall. Egg patterns seem to be fairly effective in this stretch through the colder months, and various orange colors are usually the go-to. Also try going super light and stealthy with a small Cracked-back Baetis and two mayhems. There’s lots of fun waterfarther down in the canyon, but make sure to bring your studded wading boots. Those boulders can get slippery! 

The Platte River Fly Shop  All of our fly shop staff have spent time fishing during the winter season, so they know how important it is to have good gear that fits and works properly for Wyoming’s challenging cold-weather conditions. Take advantage of their technical knowledge regarding the top-line brands we carry by giving them a call or stopping by our beautifully remodeled shop! Our fall clothing lines are out on display, and we’ve got the accessories that make for great gifts! Check out our complete online selection at https://www.wyomingflyfishing.com/  

Come see us for our BLACK FLY-DAY SALE on November 26th from 12-8pm. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided along with some KILLER in store exclusive deals! Pop out to the Little Red School House for a good time! This is a wonderful chance for us to connect with the many friends we’ve made through the years. As we head into a time of Thanksgiving, we hope you know we are so very grateful for having had the chance to share some time on the river with you. We hope to see you there!!!

wishes and tight lines!

-All the staff at Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Service


Miracle Mile

It’s shoulder season for the Miracle Mile, but definitely still worth the trip if you want to see some new water and beautiful scenery. There are not quite as many large fish in the system as early spring-early summer, but there have been a few reports of bruiser browns coming to the net. Most anglers start thinking about the Mile’s browns around November, but it’s a little known fact that lake-run browns will start moving into the Mile as early as mid-September. If you are going for these brutes, you’ll want to pitch something big. For nymphs, it will be worms, leeches, and scuds. For streamers, throw big stuff, get it deep, and swing it! 

As always, we are stoked to take you out and show you the best of the mighty N.P., or you can stop by the shop to pick our brains and pick up some patterns that will get it done for the area you are heading to. We love showing off our new remodel and the huge selection of premium gear, flies, equipment, and keepsakes that can make your outing one to remember. Lodging options are available close by, and our Dry Fly Inn continues to impress guests with its location. They always mention the beautiful views off the back deck and over the river! 

We wish you all the best that this best of seasons has to offer. Hope to see you all soon! Tight Lines!

Miracle Mile fishing is still cooking along, with flows remaining just above 1,000 cfs. If you are heading up there, stop by the shop and we will get you set up with what you need. Our guides coming back from the Mile are all reporting steady action on San Juan worms and large scud patterns.

Fishing on all our permitted waters is in play!  We had a rain event last week on the Reef, but waters are clearing, and fishing has been great!  The fish are getting super buggy and sliding up into the fast water, which is way more fun to fish! The Mile is kicking out some great fish and the stones have shown!  We are super busy and putting great trips out the door every day!

The Mile bugs have been Stoneflies, Chubby’s, purple Back Scuds, PMD’s, and Mayhem Midges in purple and gray.

The Miracle Mile remains solid.  We have been taking fish on the regular basis on leeches as well as midges in black and grey.  The old stand by of the rock worms and San Juan worms are also getting some grabs.  Please be mindful of the spawning fish and watch where you wade as there are a lot of fish on the redds right now.

6-16-20 Mile is high but fishing well

3-17-20 CoronaVirus and the Platte River Fly Shop. We have reduced staff hours but we are still filling orders with normal business hours. From time to time we do drop ship orders directly from the manufacturer, but some of are suppliers are shutting down their warehouses. If your order will be delayed for any reason, we will contact you. You are not going to catch the disease by being outdoors, so get out there and do a little fly fishing to reduce the anxiety/stress factor. If any of this changes, we will make another post.

10-30-19 The Browns are finally showing up in good numbers at the Mile. Brightly colored streamers, egg patterns and san jaun worms will be best lookiing for them. Otherwise midges, egg patterns, leeches, and scuds will be the best patterns throughout the winter. This will be our last report until spring unless something major happens.

8-20-2019 Miracle Mile video report by Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Staff

8-12-19 Tricos and Caddis are the predominant hatches

7-16-19 Flows are finally dropping out at the Mile down to 3200 and dropping. Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and Caddis should be the main bugs.

6-25-2019 Flows at the Mile are still in runoff stage at 5000 cfs, but that does cause some nice side channels to fish. Golden Stones should start in next couple weeks. Other than that try scuds, san juan worms, yellow sallies, caddis and pmd's.

4-29-2019 Miracle Mile Video Fishing Report by Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Service

Grey Reef / Miracle Mile / Fremont Canyon Fishing Report from mark boname on Vimeo.

4-8-19 The mile is picking up with warmer spring temps. Scuds, egg patterns, midges and annelids are the hot patterns. The BWO's will start in a week or two. Streamer action has been hit or miss.

10-16-18 Reports of nice Browns now being caught at the MIle. Bright colored flies like glo bugs, san juan worms, egg sucking leeches have been working the bes.

9-23-18 The Mile is looking good. Fished it yesterday using Pat's Rubber legs, BWO's, San Juan Worms, Caddis......did best on Mercury Beadhead Grey Midge. Still not much Brown Trout action yet. I expect it will be towards end of October before action really heats up.