MIRACLE MILE FISHING REPORT
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.
The snow is starting to fly, and so are the fisherman!!! The fishing is en fuego and we’ve got THE guides that will hook you up! Fishing in November & December can be some of the best! It’s just playing the game with old man winter! In fact I’m watching it snow right now as I write this report. This is what we wait for! The fishing this time of year can produce the opportunity to go chase a true reef or mile beast!
The mile is kicking out toads on the lower, lake run fish are starting to show up! Trout Spey with black or yellow streamers have been hanging big fish. As far as nymphs go worms, midges and egg patterns have all been taking fish. Please stick to the deep runs and avoid the shallow gravel as these fish are spawning.
The reef is fishing great. The browns are hanging in the upper sections and the bridge down has also been kicking out some nice bows. Worms, eggs, scuds and midges are the HOT ticket.
Fremont is still fishing good as well. Wait for the water to warm up a little. I like starting about 10am. These fish are big and fat but they eat small bugs. Some of our favorites are the rainbow warrior, the mayhem midge,small rock worms, Darth beatis, and any of your favorite midge patterns size 20-18.
Put on your warm and fuzzies and get out there!
Give yourself a holiday break and go FISHING.
Reef – 450 CFS
Miracle Mile – 550 CFS
Fremont Canyon – 75 CFS
- OCTOBER 2022 N PLATTE RIVER FISHING REPORT -
- September 2022 N Platte River Fishing Report -
- August 2022 N platte River Fishing report -
The fishing has been steady this August! Our current river flows are Reef 2200 CFS, Mile 540 CFS, Fremont 400 CFS, and the Big Horn 1200 CFS. The Reef is in good shape from top to bottom. Keep in mind the Reef is 80 miles long and can provide you with your own little slice of heaven. Some days it’s rare to see another fishermen or boat. The fishing itself has been about “big game” nymphing! Stone flies, your favorite worm (squirmy or pegged) purple has been a popular color lately. Leeches and caddis nymphs are also getting it done. The fish on the Bighorn, Mile, Reef, Fremont, and the afterbay are all beginning to look up! There have been some nice early morning Trico hatches. We recommend fishing a traveling rig………. we personally prefer a sexy hopper (Amy’s ant, meadow hopper, thunder thighs etc.) with a bead head caddis dropped off. The bread crust, anato-may, and dirty bird are the guides favorite dropper. For the targeting rig we recommend an Adams, or an extended body blue wing all lubed up, then drop a “Mayer sink it spinner” or a mayhem midge in gray or black. To sum it all up, the fishing is great, and our playground is huge! The current river flows are Reef 2200 CFS, Mile 500 CFS, Fremont 400 CFS, and Big Horn 1500 CFS. We are excited to be approaching our favorite time of year when it becomes “dealers’ choice”. You can fish, nymphs, streamers, hoppers, and little dries! Drop us a line if you want to jump in one of our boats or just stop by our little red schoolhouse for a map and the right gear!
Miracle Mile: Flows have been at 500cfs for a couple weeks now out at the Mile, and with the detour in place due to road construction, it hasn't been our top choice...but that's not to say it's not an option. Those looking for a beautiful drive and some new scenery won't be disappointed, and there are always a few big rainbows ready to tangle out at the Mile this time of year. Keep your rig short and heavy to work around the bouldery bottom structure, and think about leeches and scuds this time of year. Small bugs will also work. Again, use similar bugs and patterns as what's working on the Reef since the Mile is also a tailwater with temperatures and bugs approximating our other stretches.
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
Grey 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 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.
MiracleThey 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.
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!
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
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!
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
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.