Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Report
Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Report brought to you by Grey Reef Anglers Lodge
Miracle Mile Flows: 5/4/19 – 2600cfs water clear, road is very rough, leave driving to your guide…
Hatches Now: Midges and Blue Wing Olives
Flies: BWO’s, Scuds, Leeches, Worms, Midges, G-Stones
Water Temp: 43-44 Deg.
Water Clarity: On sunny days 3-4ft
Miracle Mile Fishing Report
4/28/19 Miracle Mile is fishing great right now especially from the drift boats with the flows being bumped to 1800cfs…GRA guide Ryan Stefek reports back from the Mile yesterday with a fantastic 40 fish day with one Rainbow breaking the 24inch mark, Ryan explained that it was one of his better days, meanwhile most other boats were not getting many fish hooked up. GRA guides agree the fly fishing is great right now but if you don’t get the right drift at the right depth with the right flies then your out of the game. Again this season we are seeing a very large average size trout at both the Miracle Mile and the Grey Reef sections here on the North Platte. Note: GRA now offering lodging at the Miracle Mile for customers floating with us. Book your trip today!
4/11/19 Miracle Mile Fly Fishing Report…Mile flows have increased to 2000cfs…one of our guides was on the Mile floating with clients when they raised the river on Wednesday, lot of floating junk, but it fished great! The increased flows are great for our Miracle Mile float trips as the added water opens up a lot of smaller areas for fish to move into that were previously too shallow. The trout were taking worms, eggs, bwo’s, midges, and scuds. Note: GRA now offering lodging at the Miracle Mile for customers floating with us. Book your trip today!
3/19/19 Miracle Mile get smashed by the snow but things are melting…slowly…mile road not passable right now but maybe in a few days.
2/11/19 Miracle Mile fishing good on first guide trip of 2019! GRA guide Andy Brust floated the Mile yesterday with a couple new customers and they had a blast! Andy reports back with trout being landed and hooked up on black and rust midges, red worms, and scuds…the morning bite was good with no wind, the afternoon bite was slower. Andy says they hooked a lot of fish on midges but as usual the larger fish at the Mile are not easy to land on an #18midge pattern. The boys had over 20 hookups on the day respectively.
10/23/18 Miracle Mile Fishing trips continue into the Fall with good results. The “Mile” is low at 500cfs, and clear with at least 3ft of viz. Still a fair amount of weeds waiting to die off…experiencing a solid Blue Wing Olive hatch each day, lots of opportunities for fish on dries, however most of them are small. The bigger fish seem to be coming more on the Nymph rigs and Streamers. Starting to see a few more Browns to the net each day, it won’t be long. Had a recent cancellation and Nov. 1-4 is now open for 1 Boat, call GRA 307-267-2559
10/04/18 Miracle Mile continues to fish good. Had 3 boats on Mile the last 3 days and each day customers landing personal bests in the form of Rainbows, still only getting 3-4 browns a day right now but as the fall run starts later this month I expect that to change for the better. For now we are enjoying some quiet fall fishing with very little in the way of crowds which is real nice.
Everyone is hunting so its a great time to float the Mile, call us and book today 307-267-2559
9/19/18 September is flying by and the river is clear low and producing some great fishing if you can throw a dry fly it is especially good right now on trico’s and hoppers. The Mile flows are cut way back to 530cfs making the water very flat and calm, with the right presentation this is awesome for dry flies. Flows at Grey Reef are much the same 510cfs, low slow and clear is how the guides describe it, BUT with the clear water again come some great dry fly opportunities. This dry fly action will continue throughout the rest of September and into mid to late October so there is time to get scheduled and enjoy the great fall fishing here on the North Platte River. Cool crisp mornings and warm sunny afternoons with fall colors beginning to show in the trees, by far my favorite time of year! Dont forget we have combination fly fishing & upland bird hunting available now call for availability. Book your adventure today with Grey Reef Anglers, call Judi at 307-267-2559
8/23/18 Miracle Mile continues to fish great despite the lower flows now at 800cfs, a lot of fish have pushed toward the center of the river trench with the lower flows making the boat fishing good. Hard fighting fish is what you want then we have them! Pictured left a recent float trip on the Mile rewards such clients with amazing trout fishing, the picture says it all, GREAT TIME with friends and Family!
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7/28/18 Miracle Mile flows are extremely low at 800? Golden Stone Hatch is over but pmd’s and plenty of Caddis still hatching…But Lots of boats and LOts of wade guys with such low flows makes for a GONG SHOW! Its the Miracle Mile free for all!!! Seriously hope this beautiful piece of Wyoming becomes a State Park someday.
7/12/18 PMD’s and Yellow Sally Stone Fly’s both hatching in good numbers today and yes again the trout are on the feed…time to throw DRY FLIES! Hoppers continue to grow in size and numbers due to the heat and what I would call “timely rains” we are experiencing a BUMPER crop of HOPPERS this year…already our guides are experiencing great dry fly action on certain stretches and in certain areas, my advice for those looking to book a HOPPER FLOAT TRIP is to look at dates anytime from July 15-August 30, sure we will still have some good hopper days in September but the heart of Hopper Season is Later July thru August. Hopper Fishing Call today space is limited, talk to Jason or Judi w/GREY REEF ANGLERS at 307-267-2559 or shoot us an email [email protected]
7/04/18 Happy 4th Folks! Wow fishing right now is awesome, why? So Many Options? Grass Hoppers? Golden Stones? Hatches finally! Yep its July and the North Platte River at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile has popped. Today took our clients on the upper grey reef and we caught fish on dries, nymphs, and streamers! All sections of Grey Reef from the Dam to Casper are fishing great…if you know how to present your flies according to the hatch…our guides are really tuned into each hatch and how to present the dry fly or the nymph in a way that is very productive. Hatches include Golden Stones, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, Caddis in Grey, Tan, Rust, Craneflies, Midges…and don’t forget SCUDS and CRAWDADS…stomach samples from today show some fish still keying in on scuds and crawdads.
Stayed Tuned Grass Hoppers are brewing!
5/10/18 Miracle Mile stretch fishing excellent now, had 4 boats out at the Mile today, everyone super excited as fishing was excellent…guides are excited as the trout average at the Mile might be the best we’ve seen in years…Pathfinder Res. is almost full so no floating below Chalk Bluff. BWO hatch has been real solid on the cloudy days…for the do it your selfer try scuds, leeches, crawdads, bwo’s, G-Stone Nymphs, Eggs, Worms, and Midges all working…flows have dropped a bit but they have been fluctuating flows in the morning to a higher level then tapering off during the day, good news is the flows have made the fishing even better!
Miracle Mile Canyon Float available by request…call Jason or Judi at Grey Reef Anglers 307-267-2559 or click the contact button at the top right.
5/5/18 Miracle Mile continues to fish good to excellent depending on the day. Streamer bite has been non existent with these bright sunny days and water clarity in excess of 8ft. But how can we complain we are having fun enjoying some unseasonably warm weather and the nymph fishing is great.
GRA had 4 boats at the Mile yesterday and all boats came back with excellent reports, trout eating lots of BWO’s. Rainbow spawn is about over just a few fish left to spawn.
4/24/18 The Miracle Mile stretch of the North Platte here continues to fish good to fair. Guide Andy Brust reports back with good fishing, not huge numbers to the nets each day but big ones, might be the best average size I’ve seen. IF you have never experienced the Mile by floating it, my suggestion is to grab one of our great guides and see what you’ve been hearing about.
3/21/18 Miracle Mile continues to fish slow on the streamers and good on the nymph rigs…GRA Guide Andy Brust reports back from the Mile saying the streamers were real slow not much action but the bobber fishing was great, as his customers enjoyed fish from 18-23inches respectively. Scuds, eggs, worms, midges, bwo’s, leeches all working. Book Andy by calling 307-267-2559
2/6/18 Miracle Mile fishing remains good to fair depending on the day, slow swinging streamers is still getting some late season Brown Trout, midges are hatching in olive and black, scuds a staple in the winter are a sure bet. Check out our spring special above and get your float trip booked today, call 307-267-2559
7/23/17 Ok so the stones are all but done, now we are right in the middle of the PMD hatch and Yellow Sally’s basically hatching at the same time during the day, Mile is fishing good but flows are in fact down to 1000cfs which is fairly low for this time of year. Nymphing has been good, dries are spotty but getting some even on hoppers. Streamer bite is day to day but slower. Pictured here is GRA Head Guide Andy Brust proudly showing off a fine rainbow that long time client “Billy” had just landed this month while floating the Miracle Mile, Billy your the “MAN”! For your Miracle Mile Float Trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book today!
7/12/17 Despite the stone hatch waining the dry fly fishing and fishing overall has been quite good. Water flows are way down and its opening up to be a great dry fly season, everything is hatching, you could say the river has popped. Our GRA guides work the Mile more than any other guide service, to book call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
6/17/17 Miracle Mile continues to be a good float despite the higher flows and the reservoir being full. The GRA guides have been using the Mile as a two day punch for customers that are booking multiple days, its a real nice thing to have so many options on different bodies of water here. Combine all that with a first class lodge and you have the makings for a great fly fishing vacation…call Jason or Judi today and get your trip booked as space is limited 307-267-2559
5/13/17 Flows now dropped to 1400cfs, should have been here yesterday, fishing lights out If you have the right flies on. Head Guide Andy Brust has a single fishermen and they hook over 50! Nuff said get here.
5/8/17 Miracle Mile stretch is clear and the water has been dropped down to 3k normal for this time of year. BWO’s and Midges really the two hatches going right now, the fish are keying in on both, but on the very clear days you got to fish them deep, which means the better fishing is from the drift boats. Bypass tube below Kortes Dam is open. Catching mainly Rainbows but a few Browns each day keeps things interesting. Head Guide Andy Brust has the Mile dialed in and customers are loving the size and quality of big trout being caught! Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 to book your trip today.
4/25/16 Huge BWO hatch at the Mile today, customers had some great fishing even got a few on dries. Flows are up and the boat fishing couldn’t be better. Water is super clear you can see down 6ft easily.
4/3/17 The Miracle Mile section of the North Platte River has continued to fish very good this week. GRA Head guide Andy Brust with legacy client Matt Lehman with his beautiful spring male rainbow trout. The “Mile” as we call it has a rainbow trout average fish size of 18inches and the Mile supports over 2000 trout per mile. This weekends weather looking real nice, mid 50’s and 60’s, get booked for your Miracle Mile float trip today, Call 307-267-2559 and speak to Judi or Jason both owners of Grey Reef Anglers.
3/17/17 Mile continues to fish very well, dead drifting worms, eggs, leeches, midges, and even a few BWO patterns all working. The fish are very fat and ripping line when hooked up on the fly. Flows remain steady at 1200cfs and water clarity and conditions are excellent. The recent weather has made the fishing that much more enjoyable for both clients and our guides, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your trip today!
3/7/17 Miracle Mile Fishing Report…Had a couple guide boats at the Mile over the weekend, fishing was very solid. Guides Andy & Nick said the fishing was excellent and they even got a few browns on the streamer…flows at the Mile are steady at 1200cfs and the water is very clear…nice warmer weather started today, remember we have a brand new lodge for our customers this year, check out the lodge page for details…call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your trip today!
2/19/17 Miracle Mile continues to fish well, I had my daughters out fishing the Mile this Friday and the place was a bit busy but tons of water to fish and everyone was catching fish. Rainbow spawn is will kick in April so we have big fat healthy pre-spawn Bows that are eating.
Call to book your float trip today at 307-267-2559.
2/7/17 GRA Guide Kyle Lombardi reports back from the Miracle Mile today, fishing is killer, some browns still being caught on beads, leeches, scuds.
11/7/16 Fall weather has been fantastic highs in the 60’s and 70’s feels pretty nice! Our guides have been out a bunch with customers and they are killing it. Right now the guys are nymph fishing the mornings and then trowing dry flies and streamers in the afternoons and evenings…we have fall BWO’s coming off at about 2pm each day give or take, and then a small cream colored caddis has been hatching throughout the evening allowing for excellent dry fly fishing…I personally guide 2 novice fly fishers this week on Grey Reef and they had over 40 fish on dries in just an afternoon float! Half days available for that…some Brown trout spawn activity has began on Grey Reef but remember if your wanting the Browns your best to book a couple days with us floating the Miracle Mile section, this fishing has been primarily streamers and nymphs and the Brown Trout population is much higher in numbers at the Miracle Mile than Grey Reef…call Judi today at 307-267-2559 and get your lodging, float trip and guide all lined up.
8/1/16 Had three boats at the Mile yesterday, fished well considering the group was comprised of mainly first time fly fishers who all landed some of the biggest trout of there lives! Water flows are down to 1200, thats a good level for floating and is about the norm for this time of year, water is clear, some moss but very fishy right now. We always suggest if clients would like to fish the Mile that they spend a day floating with us on Grey Reef first so they can get a good base before fishing the Mile, the Miracle Mile is a more technical float and is best fished after you have some more experience with us in the drift boats, that being said a 2 or 3 day fly fishing trip with us is the best that way you can have the best experience possible. For Miracle Mile Bookings call Judi at 307-267-2559
7/15/16 Miracle Mile is fishing decent right now, some good days and some great days being had by our clients. Golden Stone Hatch is done, but now we have yellow sally stones, PMD’s, and great caddis. Fish a little more selective so guys are having to work a bit harder matching the hatch. Right now the Mile is at 2500cfs which is a little lower than we like but still producing great days. Still have some openings for July give us a call at 307-267-2559
6/28/16 Irishman Joe McDonnell and Arizona Fly Casters Club Member John Doss joined guide Andy Brust for a 3day Grey Reef Miracle Mile fly fishing adventure…the fallowing is John Doss in his own words describing this trip…
From Buena Vista my journey continued north to Casper, Wyoming were I met up with Joe and stayed at Jason Ostrander’s Grey Reef Anglers lodge. And wow, did he do an amazing job on this new lodge. Our guide, Andy Brust, was great, extremely helpful and made sure we had a great experience. Andy helped improve our fishing skills and his knowledge of the river assured we had lots of opportunities to catch large fish.
The first day we fished the North Platte below Grey Reef Dam. Both Joe and I caught a few fish, but Joe got the better of it.
Day two & three we decided to check out the Miracle Mile in hopes that the Stone Fly might be hatching. Typically, stone flies don’t start hatching until the end of June, to the first of July.
Incredibly, the stone flies were hatching. Actually, they had been in the hatch cycle for over a week according to Andy because they were dropping eggs. The fishing was great. Watching the fish come out of the water and hit dry flies was awesome. Between us we caught over 20 to 30 fish during the 3-day excursion and nothing was less than 18 inches in length. The fish pictured is a 23-inch cut-throat. Two of the 3 days we had the trifecta (Rainbow, Brown & Cut Throat trout).
In addition to great fishing the wild life was spectacular. Wyoming has more antelope than people. Deer were also quite common. With the hatch the Sea Gulls, Swallows and many other birds were as excited as we were. Eagles, Osprey and Pelicans were always on the lookout for a catch of an unsuspecting trout patrolling for a stone fly.
I would have to rate this a 9 on a scale of 10 for a fishing trip. The only one that comes close to this was our last Grey Reef Anglers trip back in early May.
This was my second trip with Grey Reef Anglers and both trips have been an experience of a life time.
6/22/16 The “Mile” flows are down and continue to drop, good numbers of large trout being landed by our customers, GRA guides Nick Seiler, Andy Brust, and Mark Simpson have been working the Mile daily and have been putting clients on a ton of nice hard fighting trout, overall average size has been excellent lots of fish in that 18-22inch range with a few larger fish breaking 25inches!
6/1/16 Mile continues to fish great despite high water flows, pictured left is an example of just how successful our guides are at putting customers on fish, a great father son experience brings a smile to all our faces, lets face it fishing with your son with or without a guide in whatever capacity is just awesome. Mile fish are still keyed in on the sucker spawn, opportunities to wade and float everyday, some real big trout being landed by our customers daily. Water is very clear.
5/22/16 Mile fishing great right now, flows are in fact way up and the very best fishing is being done from the boat, As you can see from the photo left our customers are all smiles as the rainbows pull off the spawning grounds and are eating everything in site, I pumped a few stomachs this week and got every kind of trout food including, crawdads, brown trout fry, earthworms, eggs, stone nymphs, bwo’s, midges, and crane fly larva…its a buffet down there! Come stay at our lodge and float the Miracle Mile with the only crew that floats the Mile daily, call Judi at 307-267-2559.
5/8/16 Our guide crew has been battling some harsh conditions lately with some rainy weather, however our guides persist on putting clients on the clearest water available with the best fishing…as of late that has been the Miracle Mile section. Recently bumped up to 3000cfs the fishing has been consistent at the Mile and the blue wing olive hatch has been fantastic with the cloudy conditions, best part is our guides are the only ones brave enough to battle the road to the Miracle Mile so for the past 3 days the guides and clients have had it all to themselves! Andy, Nick, Ryan, John all deserve a big thank you for not just being the best guides on the river but also the toughest! You guys are awesome and thanks for keeping our customers so happy!
5/5/16 Warm weather and great fishing in May so far…today its gonna hit 81degrees. Grey Reef flows were bumped up last night to 800cfs, we floated the Mile yesterday and flows are fluctuating between 1600 up to 2100cfs daily. Both tail waters are fishing fantastic, we have boats on both again today…streamer bite is getting better.
4/28/16 Miracle Mile lives up to the hype…GRA guide Andy Brust braved the cold weather with customers and headed off to the Mile despite crazy muddy roads and rough conditions, paid off though, customers were all smiles with multiple trout 22inches over 40 to the net and two larger fish lost inches from the net…Book your Miracle Mile Float Trip today call Judi at 307-267-2559
GREY REEF ANGLERS…4/26/16 Bureau of Rec. North Platte River update: Seminole Res. 71%, Pathfinder 84.6% Full, Alcova 96.7% Full, Snow Pack for the Upper North Platte River Drainage is 101% of average, Grey Reef Flows are at 501cfs, Miracle Mile below Kortes Dam is releasing at 1815cfs. Fantastic water outlook for this season and despite the wet weather our guides continue to put customers into huge trout!
4/25/16 We had 10 boats out Saturday, 7 boats out Sunday, couple out today, all the guides did very well except one boat, lots of fish being caught for first time fly fishers despite some adverse weather yesterday. A BIG CONGRATS to customer KYLE MILLER who landed and released a 27″ Female Brown Trout with GRA guide Nick Seiler, The Miller group has fished with us for several years in a row and if anyone deserved a big fish like that it was Kyle Miller, awesome fish! GRA Head guide Andy Brust had over 50 fish to the net two days straight and one day he had over 50 with absolute beginner fly fishermen, they are ruined forever…Call Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your adventure today!
4/18/16 Miracle Mile flows bumped up this week to around 2200cfs, Grey Reef remains at 500cfs, water clarity above Government Bridge is great and fishing excellent, all the guides experiencing typical spring conditions, rainbows are in full spawn mode, trout are eating everything including leeches, scuds, crawdads, bwo nymphs, eggs, worms, crane fly larva, midges etc…weather this week looking great after the few inches of snow we received over the weekend, high of 80 degrees this Friday!! Call Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your adventure today!
4/10/16 Rainbow spawn in full swing, fishing right now is just plain ridiculous…GRA Guide Nick Seiler took out first time fly fishers and had 40 fish days back to back…weather is awesome right now, great blue wing hatch yesterday produced a few risers, streamer bite consistent and the nymph rig is lighting it up, water clarity good down to Bates Creek…
4/4/16 Too busy to post much, on the river a bunch, guides are putting clients on lots of big trout, weather is fantastic, snow is all melted out, little color on the lower river but we are fishing good clear water despite the snow melt. This week the streamer bite has certainly picked up but the big numbers are being caught via nymph rig. Our guides always throw streamers at some point throughout the day of fishing, that’s one reason our customers catch so many larger trout. Weekend forecast in the 70’s, call Judi and book today 307-267-2559
3/20/16 Flush is OVER…Fishing is fantastic right now, we had multiple boats spread out over several stretches of Grey Reef and one boat at the Mile today and all the guides are coming in excited about how good the fishing is in both places, water clarity at Grey Reef has returned to nearly 5 feet of viz with the flushing flow ending mid week, the river has settled at 500cfs and the spawn has started for the rainbows. Leeches, scuds, midges the main coarse, some larger Brown trout caught on bigger streamers. Book your fly fishing trip today call Judi 307-267-2559
3/8/16 G&F Flushing flows continue, most of the higher flows are occurring at night, but by 10am each day the flows at Grey Reef Dam are back to the normal 500cfs…GRA Guide Kyle Lombardi reports back after fishing yesterday below the spillway and the fish are eating everything in sight! The snow we received Monday is completely gone, 50’s today, upper 60’s for the weekend! Plenty of fish on the spawn, our guides are getting busy but we do have some availability for the weekend, grab a buddy and get with one of our guides and float the best tailwater in the country.
3/3/16 Fishing remains excellent…Customers are certainly taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather…mid 60’s on tap for this weekend again! Flushing flows have been announced and will begin this Monday March 7th and continue to March 17…fishing the flush is a great time to be here as a lot of trout food is displaced and we often see some larger fish being landed on streamers…book your lodging and float trip today, call Judi at 307-267-2559
2/26/16 We had just one boat out today on Grey Reef, guide Andy Brust reports back with a great day on the water with over 40 trout to the boat. Several double hook ups including this pair of fish pictured left respectively. Good midge hatch now. Weather is unseasonably warm…call Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your flyfishing adventure today!
2/24/16 Some shelf ice still hanging on after the crazy winter we have had the weather has been in the upper 40’s low 50’s now for over a week, 10 day forecast showing much of the same…get here while it lasts, call today 307-267-2559
Feb. 23, 2016…Grey Reef has cleared up nicely, water clarity good all the way to Casper…Floated with a couple of our guides on a little half day trip this afternoon. Threw streamers the entire time, enjoying no wind and a beautiful sunny day on the river, GRA Guide Andy Brust scored a couple very nice fish including this 26inch bruiser! We are seeing excellent fishing right now with awesome weather!
Its almost February and our customers are still catching the big Browns!
January Fishing here on the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile is great, we had GRA guides Kyle & Andy out this week and they spent the day with clients working the water primarily wade fishing and both groups had great success, big fish of the day was 22, but some bigger fish were hooked up but came unhooked prior to netting…par for the coarse. Winter fishing on these nice sunny days can be quite comfortable, especially from the boat, keeps you out of the colder water, but then again walk wading keeps the blood pumping also. Bookings for 2016 looking impressive, give us a shout and get the dates you want before they are full. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
5/26/15 Flows and Clarity staying consistent at the “Mile”…Fishing has been decent enough that we are running a few boats a week up there…GRA guide Andy Brust floated the Mile yesterday and had a single client that comes every year and just throws streamers, Andy reports back and says they had about 30 eats on the streamer, pictured left is customer Mike Sullivan with a decent Brown that crushed a 6inch streamer in plane view, nothing like getting to watch the fish eat!
5/5/15 GRA Guide Nick Seiler floated the Mile yesterday, didn’t fish quite as well as the Grey Reef has been, however some QUALITY FISH were landed, spotty BWO hatch, flows are up to 1800cfs…water is clear. The Mile doesn’t typically produce the numbers that the Grey Reef has, but then again thats not why we fish the Mile, its about quality of fish and great scenery.
4/13/15 Evidently the word is out, fishing the Miracle Mile is pretty good right now, lots of wade fishermen, Floating is the way to go if you want to beat the crowds and reach those big rainbows and Browns that tend to hang in the bigger water you cant reach wading…BWO’s, Midges, Eggs, and worms!
3/25/15 Weather forecast fantastic for this time of year, fishing excellent…our head guide Andy Brust was on the river yesterday with first time customers who had never floated before, they landed over 50 trout between the father son combo. Andy said he had to work a bit harder as the wind was blowing, but despite that the boys had an awesome day. Forecast for the Grey Reef weekend is 70’s…better grab someone and get on a drift boat, some big ones await you!
Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your trip today!
Miracle Mile Fishing Report for March 17, 2015…Had two boats at the Mile floating clients yesterday, wind was strong but so were the fish, guide Nick Seiler & Andy Brust had slower days for fish totals than the day before at Grey Reef but then again thats fairly typical this time of year for the Mile, you float the Mile for big fish not big numbers and thats exactly what our customers were going for. Client Matt Nicks lands a 24incher on his first fishing trip of the season! Best part was he got this nice fish on a streamer. Miracle Mile flows are low, water is clear and very cold, I expect fish numbers and fish activity to really pick up over the next few weeks as water temps take a bit longer to warm at the “Mile” compared to Grey Reef.
Book Your Float Trip Today with Grey Reef Anglers, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
2/9/15 Dude the weather is crazy…the guides are taking full advantage, guiding some but fishing for themselves too which makes for very happy guides! River is completely fishable all the way from Grey Reef Dam downstream to Glenrock Power Plant, not much turbidity today with lighter winds, fishing has been great and the best part is nobody is here yet.
Get some early bird action going, $400/float trip 2 people.
Miracle Mile water is very clear and cold, fishing was tight yesterday, with plenty of eager trout eating the midge pupa. Flows are fluctuating a bit at the Mile especially around the 2pm hour.
1/23/15 FIRST GUIDE DAY OF 2015 WAS AWESOME! GRA head guide Andy Brust took to the water for the second time today guiding customers on some winter fishing at Grey Reef and the action was fantastic! Andy reported back with good fish being taken both nymph fishing and throwing the streamers, no giant fish today but a bunch of hard pulling 18inch rainbows made the day a great winter break from indoors!
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Fishing Report: Ice is opening up fishing is getting good, Andy Brust is doing a Cast & Blast trip Thursday, should be awesome with this warmer weather! March April May filling in FAST! Get your bookings in soon to secure the dates and guides that you want. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559, email us at [email protected]
11/23/14 Another great float trip today, James Picardi with a nice hen Brown Trout.
11/22/14 Does this look like the off season, certainly NOT. Some outfitters here at Grey Reef are trying to sell this time of year as OFF SEASON, with off season discounted rates for float trips. Remember folks you get what you pay for. Discounted off season rates just means your gonna get a second rate trip thats easy for the guide and you won’t fish the best water possible. Contrastly Grey Reef Anglers calls this time of year PRIME TIME for fly fishing. Its hard to argue when GRA clients are paying the normal seasonal rate and coming in with fish like this! Another 27inch fish landed today! These are fish of a lifetime and are being caught right now. Water is low, clear, and the water is not crowded, you will put up with some weather conditions at times but the pay off is well worth it! Grey Reef Anglers LLC
11/17/14 The BIG FISH just keep on comin…return client Doug Benson scores a 27.5inch Male Brown Trout after braving negative temps for a solid day. Our guides including myself have spent the last week working in some of the toughest conditions nature can toss at us but the hard work and perseverance is paying huge dividends! Our customers know this is NOT the OFF SEASON…this is PRIMETIME for big fish and YES we are slamming the BROWN TROUT! The pics speak for themselves…come get your fish of a lifetime. Guide trips call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
11/13/14 UH OH ITS A BIG ONE!!!! GRA GUIDE Andy Brust lands a 29inch Brown Trout…Andy had an afternoon to sneak out and fish some great water and he slammed 8 brown trout in an hour including this bruiser. If you want to book Andy or any of our great guides call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
Andy Brust 29inches..
10/30/14 Bring On those Beautiful Brown Trout! GRA Guide Nick Sieler has been flat putting clients on the fish. Nick has long time customer Brian Crabtree pictured left with a respectable brown trout just caught and released yesterday…Brown Trout Mania is about to begin, lots of folks out thrashing the water, no doubt the nice weather is being taken full advantage of.
Looking for a fun time on the water, have some laughs, make some memories, and maybe catch a trout of a lifetime, give us a shout and get your float trip booked today, talk to Jason or Judy at 307-267-2559
10/21/14 Come get the big ones when you hire a Grey Reef Anglers Guided Miracle Mile Float Trip!
Right now 2 day Mile Float Trip plus 2 nights lodging only $575/person…space is limited.
10/19/14 Get here…
9/19/14 Want to get one of these this fall, give us a shout and get on the fall Brown Trout float trip schedule. Experience both tailwaters, Grey Reef & Miracle Mile in a two day package. October Special is for 2 fishermen, 2nights lodging, 2day Float trip All for $500/person…Call us today at 307-267-2559 and talk to Jason or Judi.
Miracle Mile is fishing great right now, good pre-spawn activity on Brown Trout, some color starting to show on the male fish, female Browns are super healthy and fat and of coarse the rainbows coming off the summer months are at their biggest! Everyone is hunting and the river is all to yourself.
8/24/14 Miracle Mile producing good dry fly action in certain areas…Grey Reef has been fishing the best out of the two tail waters lately, however the “Mile” float trip yesterday was quite good, smaller fish being landed up top and the lower stretches yielding the larger trout. Some light dry fly action is present at certain times of the day but the norm is throwing the nymph rig. Call Jason or Judi and get your 2day/2 tailwater float trip booked for today! 307-267-2559
Trico dry flies! Flows were dropped momentarily for the Game and Fish to perform the annual shock survey, flows July 14th were cut back to 500cfs but are now back to 3000cfs…results of the shock report will be out soon stay tuned. Get yourself on the fall guide trip schedule for the fall brown trout spawn, some of the best brown trout fishing of the season, call Jason or Judi for complete details…for the latest fishing report call 307-267-2559
7/8/14 Fishing is excellent, water clarity is great…dry fly action is starting to heat up, we are running dry dropper rigs and having some success, the fishing over all is quite good, its that time of year again where our guides are taking all three types of fly fishing to the river, dry flies, streamers, and nymphing. Of course nymphing is producing the most but we are having some stellar days on dry flies too on certain sections of the North Platte River.
The hatches we are fishing right now include Pale Morning Duns(PMD), Yellow Stones aka Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones. As you can see from the smiles on these clients faces people are going away with a lot of great memories of good times and great fishing. Water temps are at 50deg at Grey Reef and 58deg at the Miracle Mile.
Here is what you will need to know to book a trip when calling, first what days are you wanting to fish, how many people in your group, and decide if you need lodging with us. All beginners welcome, we have custom fishing trips designed for each skill level. Call Jason or Judi for details 307-267-2559.
6/6/14 Miracle Mile flows are way up, 6000cfs, these flows have created great break water for trout to congragate in and the fishing is quite good in certain spots, however other more commonly fished areas are producing zero…if there was ever a time to hire a guide for floating the Mile, this is the time, high water scares most public fishermen away, and it should, if you don’t have the advantage of the drift boat and an experienced guide you might just be walking around waving a stick in the river with very little success. The fact that most public fishermen are spooked creates a stretch of river that is vacant and fishing well.
5/29/14 Mile Flows went way up yesterday, we had 1 boat at the Mile, 3boats at the Grey Reef and the guys at Grey Reef did extremely well, the Mile flows actually were raised while we were floating, despite that we did catch some nice fish but the amount of wood and debris in the water was significant…fish ate crane fly larva, leeches, princes, and worms.
Golden Stones will hatch soon and we have some slots open for overnight trips on the river, all meals included….tremendous large dry fly fishing! Call Jason otr Judi at 307-267-2559
5/5/14 Miracle Mile is fishing slow from the banks but from the drift boats we are doing well, the canyon float has been good but outside of the canyon a bit slower. Things will pick up soon with water temps rising with the warmer temps.
4/22/14 Miracle Mile is fishing slow one day and good the next, water temps are still very low, flows have been bumped up again and are around 2300cfs and fluctuating daily. We floated the Canyon 2 days ago and it fished well, GRA guide Andy Brust stuck to the lower Mile stretches and did very well nymph fishing, we on the other hand took 15 trout on the streamers, some brown trout but mainly rainbows. The spawn as usual is a couple weeks behind that of Grey Reef, so May should be lights out for fishing the Miracle Mile.
4/7/14 Mile is fishing ok right now, VERY BUSY on the weekends, kinda disappointing how much traffic there is this early at the Mile, Grey Reef seeing much less traffic. Spawn is in full swing, lots of spawning fish, keep in mind when you wade right through a spawning bed your disturbing and destroying trout eggs. Just something to keep in mind as we are seeing this all over the Miracle Mile, its one thing if you choose to fish spawning fish, but crushing eggs under your feet is not cool. On another note the Mile has been good floating the river with clients, you get away from the crowds and get to fish water people can’t wade fish. If you come to our area for a 2 day trip its certainly an option to float a day at thr Mile and a day at thr Grey Reef. Book your trip today at 307-267-2559
3/30/14 Miracle Mile is busy on the weekends right now, roads in were ok as of yesterday however we did receive 6inches of snow so roads will be interesting as it melts. Fishing is ok at the Mile right now, nothing to really right home about yet, the Grey Reef is fishing much better for numbers for sure, but we anticipate a bump in the action at the Mile as the water warms. There is some spawn activity now but limited to certain areas. April float trip special includes 1day guided float trip, 2/nights basic lodging for $550/2people, that 275/person! Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 for availability.
3/18/14 Flush is going on now thru the end of the week, we are catching some huge rainbows and big numbers to go with it! GRA Guide Andy Brust broke out his season of guiding with an 80 fish to the net day and a 26inch rainbow landed after an epic 30 minute battle on a five weight rod. Proof that a 5wt is just a bit light for those brutes. The client was shaking so bad during the fighting of this fish that Andy says he was literally shaking the boat, what a cool fish and what a great story. This trout ate one of Andy’s secret big bugs he dead drifts to try to target larger trout, well he’s got it figured out for sure. If you would like to book Andy or any of our other fantastic river guides give Jason or Judi a call at 307-267-2559, March special in effect $300/boat plus $100/room for two people thru the end of March.
3/4/14 Grab a friend and get out and enjoy the nice weather! Upper 40’s today and the forcast is perfect for March fishing, Spring Flush is scheduled for last week in March for those wanting to know. Right now we have big melt going on, little stain from Ledge Creek down but very small amount, very fishable. Top 25 miles should be all fishable by the weekend, right now top 10 miles fishing very good. Take advantage of our Spring March special only $300/boat, 2 people full day guided float trip, can’t beat that! Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 book today!
2/18/14 Catching some big ones! GRA Guide Andy Brust displays a fine February Brown Trout he landed yesterday at the Miracle Mile, the Mile isn’t the only tailwater fishing great the Grey Reef is also fishing quite well as olive midges are hatching daily. If you want to satisfy that early spring fishing itch call us and book a boat right now thru March 31 for only $300, thats $150/person, includes lunch flies and a full day on the water with any one of our fantastic fishing guides.
1/30/14 nymphs in the tailouts and big streamers continue to get the job done at the mile. it has been pretty cold and windy the last couple of days but the fish don’t seem to mind. the bite is good for those willing to brave the cold.
1/28/14 Miracle mile is producing well with nymphs and streamers. We really are lucky to have such a great winter fishery so close to us, and best of all, no crowds! The mile offers something for every one with great wading and boat fishing not to mention big fish. the 2014 season is booking fast so if you have some dates in mind call soon to get them locked in.
1/25/14 New Season Begins…Book a 2day float trip for 2 people with 3/nights lodging for $587.50/person!
February/March day float trip special per boat $300! April thru May boats are $425. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book today.
11/10/13 Miracle Mile is on fire!!! We have had quite a week fishing the Mile and the Grey Reef, both tailwaters giving clients great fishing, especially for those pumpkin belly Brown Trout!
Guide Andy Brust reports back from Grey Reef with a day for the ages, two fish over 25 inches, one measuring out at 27inches, both brown trout, they had a lot of other action all told probably over 80 fish to the net!
November as advertised is still “the month” for the best fall fishing on the North Platte River, give Jason or Judi a call today and we will get you on the river catching these fall brown trout. Call today at 307-267-2559.
11/1/13 Miracle Mile fishing slows a bit for some…Had quite a few calls and emails this past week of fishermen who were out fishing the Mile without a guide, the guys that decided to fish without a guide evidently aren’t catching any fish, one guy emails in and says in two days he caught 5 trout for a total! All under 15 inches. Yikes! On the contrary the clients we have been taking to the Mile are catching some great fish, recently worked a two boat group with GRA Guide Andy Brust and we hade 3 customers that all caught personal bests on fish, all exceeding the 20inch mark, no giant ones this past week but I know that will change real soon. Looks like the peak of the spawn is still several weeks away. November space limited for guided float trips for the Miracle Mile Brown Trout Spawn. Get your dates arranged now, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
10/19/13 Miracle Mile Brown Trout are on the move! We have battled the past 5days with mud, rain, snow, and ice, but we have been floating clients at the Miracle Mile and the hassle of dealing with muddy roads and cold conditions has paid off! Pictured left here is GRA client Andy with his catch of the day on Monday, two fish exceeding 24inches were caught that day. GRA guide Jesse McGregor put client Craig on a 26inch male brown also, pics of that fish coming soon. Then while guiding another day this week I took another orange belly Brown trout also pictured left, this fish was caught on the only cast I made that day but it was a good one. The Brown Trout are not yet spawning but male trout are cuttin “Redds” now and are aggressively eating streamers and big nymphs. I have only witnessed some spawn activity in certain areas on the river and the bulk of the action will take place in November, however due to the cold weather, water temps taken by myself at lunch yesterday revealed a 4.5 degree temperature drop in the past week, from 58.5 down to 54degrees, this drop certainly has these fish pushed into overdrive! For your next Big Brown Trout Adventure hire Grey Reef Anglers, we float the “Mile” more than any outfitter and have the guides ready to put you on the big fish, call us today at 307-267-2559 and talk to Jason or Judi.
10/14/13 Clients enjoying great fishing on staging Brown Trout and big healthy Rainbows…The brown trout are for sure starting to get colored up, pictured left is Elliot on a Cast and Blast trip over the past three days, Elliot and partner Jim hunted upland birds and floated the Mile with us and as you can see the brown trout are starting to get their beautiful fall spawning colors. Jim and Elliot landed around 30 fish and had 4 very nice brown trout to the net, Jim took his on streamers. Streamer fishing in the mornings has been effective especially on the fast strip, as these brown trout are eating crawdads and other fish to bulk up for the spawn. We have received a lot of rain and snow that has melted and that has all but eliminated fishing the Grey Reef except the top 4-8 miles and even then that has been blown out a lot lately, our guide service always goes the extra Mile for clients and we have several great tailwaters to float including the Miracle Mile that almost never blows out, even in this now wettest of times. Dirty drift boats and trucks that are caked with mud don’t really matter we will go were the fishing is best! For your next float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
10/10/13 Water temps starting to drop, Brown Trout in pre-spawn mode…Took several water temps yesterday while out guiding at the Miracle Mile, water temps are between 56-58degrees, hatches right now are midges, afternoon rusty caddis, fall BWO’s. Fishing for numbers has been best at the Grey Reef and when conditions have dictated we are floating the Miracle Mile as I did yesterday. The Mile is starting to give up some decent Brown Trout. Pictured left is Clancy from Wichita, KS who was accompanied by his father Jim on a two day trip with us, this was Clancy’s first ever fly fishing try and he caught on very quickly as you can see! For hard working guides call Jason & Judi and book your next Miracle Mile or Grey Reef Float Trip, 307-267-2559.
10/6/13 Miracle Mile float trips are great right now, for sure the best water clarity in the area and we have a lot of options. Water temps have started to drop at the Miracle Mile and you know what that translates to…big Brown Trout on the move.
Starting to see some color on those beautiful brown trout, but the spawn won’t really start rolling for several weeks, however male brown trout are increasingly aggressive and the streamer fishing is getting better!
Pictured left is Guide Andy w/Male Brown Trout starting to turn fall spawn colors..
9/12/13 Miracle Mile producing less but bigger fish than the Grey Reef…GRA guide Andy Brust was at the Mile yesterday and reports back with a 30 fish day, overall Andy said he had to work for them pretty hard and fishing was slower than normal, great news is the overall fish size was great and a bit bigger than the Grey Reef overall. The Miracle Mile flows are low and not much hatch activity at all, so its nyphing or streamers for those fish, Andy says they landed some Brown trout that are starting to turn into spawn colors, but it will be a month or so before any actuall spawning begins, great time now though to get a staging male Brown Trout to slam a streamer!
Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 to book your Miracle Mile float trip.
9/2/13 Miracle Mile flows are steady at 500cfs…Miracle Mile float trips are doing great, not much for hatch activity right now, a few tricos in the morning and after that not much happening but the fish are eating. Most of our guides are working both the Mile and the Grey Reef back and forth right now and the Mile although has not been producing as many numbers of fish to the net as the Grey Reef the overall size of the trout being caught are bigger right now at the Mile. So its a trade off, go to the Mile and see fewer fish but larger overall size or get big numbers at Grey Reef but overall size a bit smaller. Best bet is to just book two days of float trips and see both tailwaters on the same trip. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 for your next North Platte River Float Trip.
8/24/13 Miracle Mile Flows are stable and fishing is pretty darn good…we just had 3 boats at the Mile yesterday and GRA guide Jesse McGregor is out thier again today, fish are eating at all different depths, I’ve talked to some guides that don’t work the Mile much and from the sounds of it they aren’t doing to well, fact is if you don’t adjust for each hole or run right now your simply not going to do as well, at these water levels hiring a guide that knows the depth of each hole and run is very important, we had a 30-40 fish day between 2 anglers yesterday but we adjusted our depth often. Funny thing is we only switched flies once, fact is they fish were eating a hot head leach and a crawdad all day but you have to get it in front of them. For your next Miracle Mile float call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
8/6/13 Miracle Mile flows drop again…Flows at the Mile drop to 1000cfs, had two boats out their and the fishing was good in the morning but slower in the afternoon. Water clarity is down a bit, about 1-2ft in most places and kinda coffee stained. This clarity drops every year when they first drop the river at the Mile, most years the first drop doesn’t take place until early September, for some reason it came early this year, most likely due to lack of water coming into the system. I expect clarity to return at the Mile in a couple weeks. On the brite side of things the streamer fishing has been pretty good at the Mile considering the water clarity.
7/27/13 Mile flows drop…Fishing remains very good! Miracle Mile tailwater flows have dropped to 1800cfs and the water clarity is good. The fishing has been quite good with clients landing average rainbows of 19-20inches and the larger fish going 23inches…some bigger fish being landed on streamers. Our guides have found areas that fish are stacked up and very concentrated. If your not on the exact spot your not in the fish, contrastly we are taking huge numbers of fish out of small areas within each hole. Remember to give us a call when your looking for a guided float trip to the famous Miracle Mile, our guides work the Mile more than any outfitter in the area and your sure to get a good honest hard working guide that cares about his customers. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
7/18/13 Miracle Mile dry fly fishing good right now…Just finished up the Golden Stone Hatch at the Mile we have had several 50-60 fish days all on dry flies, big dries…size 6’s! The overall majority of folks fishing without a guide are not even using dry flies right now, fact is on the stone hatch you need to know where & when to throw the big dry fly or your success will be extremely limited…its a short sweet hatch that doesn’t last long but our guides are dialed in and clients are capitolizing… Pictured left is Leon from Atlanta with a respectable rainbow recently landed at the Stone Fly Hatch…Next big hatch if you want to call it that is the Hopper fishing…seeing tons of grasshoppers…good hopper fishing soon! Call Jason or Judi and book your next Miracle Mile Float Trip 307-267-2559
7/16/13 Miracle Mile Golden Stone Hatch almost done…I haven’t posted in a while because we have been going non-stop with trips each day. The very coveted Golden Stone Hatch at the Miracle Mile is on the downhill now, our clients over the past 6days have experienced the Best Dry Fly Fishing the North Platte has to offer, we are averaging 50plus takes on size 6 dry flies between two clients throughout the coarse of the float trip! It just never gets old watching a size 6 dry fly blow up on the surface because a trout just wanted the bug that bad…one of my clients had a trout eat so hard it shot the dry fly 2ft into the air and the trout still came back after missing it and devoured it again! This hatch is short and sweet each year and some good dry action remains…give us a call and float with the most experienced Miracle Mile guide staff, call Jason or Judi 307-267-2559
7/5/13 Miracle Mile & Grey Reef Dry Fly Action! Right now we have both tailwaters producing good to great dry fly action. At Grey Reef today we experienced excellent dry action on PMD’s and Sallies, we even had a few fish eat a cricket pattern we have been running, we caught fish on streamers dries and nymphs, best time to be here is now because your getting good action on all three techniques and lets face it any fish on a dry fly or streamer is a good fish in our book! All our guide boats are averaging 30-40fish to the boat a day and some lucky clients are landing some monster brown trout. Golden Stone Hatch tops it all off as we are getting great dry action on size 6 dries.
6/22/13 Miracle Mile trout are literally jumping into the boat! Just got off the river, fishing is crazy good, lights out fishing from start to finish, I took the photo below by total accident, but it might be the best accidental photo of a client with a fish! We had 40 plus fish to the net today and had great clients to share it with and not a single other boat on the water, now that the flows are higher it has thinned all the wade fishermen out and also gotten rid of the rookie guides that don’t know how to fish the bigger water, get with us and come float with the most experience guides on the North Platte River, we are ready to serve you and show you a great time!! 307-267-2559
6/18/13 Miracle Mile water flows are way up making the boat fishing fantastic! I personally floated the Mile with clients Pete and Chris a father son tandom from Rawlins, Wy and the boys had a great day of catching big rainbows on the fly rod. We had comments like “this is the best fishing day of my life” and “I caught more fish today than the past 4yrs combined”. The fact that we had over 30 trout to the net and the smallest fish was 17” and the biggest being 23” gives you an idea how well the Mile is fishing right now, however all these fish were caught from the drift boat, we did see many folks fishing from the banks but did’t see any anglers catching fish, this is no doubt due to the high flows, wade fishing is at a minimum. Hatch conditions: Not much hatch activity today we did see a few larger PMD’s and few caddis but the recent bump in flows has the hatches, past experience has shown that the hatches will return in a couple days or so and with good dry fly action starting soon!
6/12/13 Quick note…Flows at the Miracle Mile have been bumped up a bit today, this is a welcomed site, looking at possibly 2500cfs by end of the week, but sitting right now at 1330cfs and increasing…water clarity is good, fishing excellent.
6/11/13 Miracle Mile the tail of two tapes…The Mile is fishing great!, and the Mile is fishing poor depending on what sort of fishing your doing. What is happening right now at the Mile is really typical for this time of year, sucker spawn is on, and the trout are on the feed, had two clients who came in a day early and fished the Mile without a guide on day 1, collectively they landed 2 fish all day with a couple other hook ups, contrastly they took a guided trip the next day on the same water and out of the drift boat had over 50 trout to the net! So why is that? Well simply put you get a much better day with a guide, sure it costs some coin but wouldn’t you rather relax, catch a boat load of fish and have a great day than sit on the shore struggling for one or two fish all day…to me its a no brainer, get a guide learn a thing or two and then fish on your own if need be. Book your Mile float trip today!
6/3/13 Flows bumped up at the Mile…Water clarity is still excellent and flows have finally increased making the boat fishing even better, talked to one client last night who went wade fishing on his own and got skunked at the Mile, then he went on a guided float at the Mile with GRA guide Jesse McGregor and caught more fish than he could count…pays to hire a guide and learn a few things about a body of water. I expect flows at the Mile to increase even more in the next week or so, but don’t expect big flows like we have seen the past few seasons, these lower flows are going to make the mid summer dry fly fishing awesome! Get on the schedule for the best dry fly action of the season.
6/1/13 Some other fish being landed at the Miracle Mile… Miracle Mile continues to fish good but I would say not quite as good as the Grey Reef tailwater right now, but hey some additional species of fish being landed besides trout…thats right some Walleye being landed on the fly rod as well by our clients. Taking into consideration its that time of year for walleye to spawn as well it comes at no surprise that we are hooking into a few good walleyes. This sort of bonus fish shows how in some cases both walleye, brown trout, and rainbow trout can co-exist in a river system. Book your Miracle Mile Trip Today! Call 307-267-2559
Miracle Mile low and clear fishing ok…Spawning time at the Mile right now, we have been splitting time and guide trips between all stretches of the Grey Reef tailwater and the Miracle Mile tailwater, although the Mile has the name the fishing on Grey Reef is a bit better right now. I say this because at the Mile you basically have nymph fishing that is good, streamer bite is very slow and the dry fly fishing is non-existant, contrastly the Grey Reef tailwater stretches from Grey Reef Dam all the way to Casper are fishing great with all three techniques working quite well, streamers have been producing great brown trout and rainbows, nymphing is solid and getting good afternoon dry fly fishing on BWO’s. Another nice aspect of the Grey Reef is the private water, the Mile is all public and although this is appealing it produces big crowds on the weekends, these crowds will disappear as soon as flows are increased and wading becomes difficult and the spawn subsides. Boat fishing the Miracle Mile has been the best route to take as this gets you totally away from people that can’t access certain waters without a boat. To book your Miracle Mile Wyoming float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
5/21/13 Miracle Mile guided float trips going very well…worked the Miracle Mile stretch 3 of the last 4 days, fishing was real good yesterday as return client Doug Benson landed some nice trout over 20inches and a bunch of 18-19inch trout. Flows have been bumped up again and are at 1090cfs, the water is very clear, some good bwo hatches coming off and the trout are on the feed. We had some recent rain but it had zero effect on water clarity at the Mile. Pictured left is customer Bill being guided by Jesse, congrats to Bill on his 26inch Rainbow caught and released. We have guide boats for the Miracle Mile available give Jason or Judi a call at 307-267-2559 and come float the best tailwater in the country with the guides that spend the most time of anyone on the “Mile”.
5/15/13 Congrats to Kelly (left) on a nice brown trout today! Kelly and husband Dave from Santa Cruz floated the lower river with me and we had a stellar day, trout ate streamers regularly and of course the nymph fishing was lights out. Moss is coming up fast but had zero effect on fishing, hope the flows come up soon, we are at 950cfs on Grey Reef and the water clarity is as good as I’ve seen in years. Remember folks we are only 4hrs north of Denver and we have private North Platte River Lodging available and private boat ramps to keep you away from any crowds, solitude and great fly fishing with the most experienced guides on the river hands down. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
5/13/13 Your chance for landing a trophy trout on one of our float trips is right now, water clarity is the best I’ve seen in years, and the trout are chasing streamers quite well on certain stretches and the overall fishing has been fantastic. Not to mention we’ve been getting fish to eat the dry fly consistently on the cloudy afternoons on BWO’s. Plan your trip today, just 4 hrs north of Denver, lodging available call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or click the contact button at the top and email us.
5/9/13 Miracle Mile fishing great for boaters, not so good for wade fishermen…Water clarity at the Mile might be the clearest I have seen it in over 10 years, which is driving fish deep during the high sunny periods of the day. What this means is we are having great success out of the drift boats with clients but the wade fishermen are struggling on there own, I was eating lunch in one spot with clients while we watched 7 fishermen on there own fish for about 45minutes, not even one hookup among them. Contrastly we are boating 30-40fish daily with the boats and the fish average is 19inches. Congrats to client Bill McMurray on a 27inch male cuttbow landed and released with guide Jesse McGregor. Availability: 2 boats for Sat May 11, 1 boat May 12, 13. Call us today as these boats wont last 307-267-2559.
5/6/13 Miracle Mile water low and clear. Water clarity at the Mile on the sunny days might be as much as 10+feet, guide Andy Brust reports back with great fishing but had to go long and deep during the bright no wind days in order to reach the trout that were sucked tight to the bottom. Lots of wade fishermen at the Mile now, hopefully they turn the water up real soon, this would open things up a bit. The spawn at the Mile is in full swing, we are catching some nice brown trout feeding below spawning rainbows.
4/22/13 Mile fished slow in the a.m. today but the afternoon was awesome! Had 3 boats at the Mile today and the fishing was a bit slow to start but once the BWO’s started to hatch the lower Mile turned on big time, we had a lot of fun site fishing to one particular Brown Trout that was eventually caught and landed by Miles from Ft. Collins, CO. Miles and Doug had a great day and got to float some water at the Miracle Mile they had never seen before, both are Miracle Mile veterans of 10 plus years but we were able to show them a thing or two about the famous Miracle Mile. The river at the Mile now stretches at least 10 miles long and the fish are just barely starting to spawn. Water temps in the morning were 38degrees but on the lower by days end in the low 40’s. Forecast for this week looks fantastic, mid 60’s!!!! To book your Miracle Mile float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or hit the contact button and email us.
4/18/13 Weekend weather looks great highs mid 50’s Friday, Saturday, Sunday… Water clarity right now is awesome at the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile, the stain from last weeks storm is gone and the water all the way to Casper is very clear. There is some ice in town but forecast in the 50’s all weekend so its going to warm up nice and the melt will be slow enough to keep water clarity good. Check out this video from a float trip we did at the Miracle Mile the day after the last big snow storm, weather was awesome, always seem to get these type of days after the big snows, calm sunny and warm. Fishing was outstanding, Jim pictured here had 30+trout to the net both days. Call Jason or Judi for your next Grey Reef/Miracle Mile Float Trip 307-267-2559.
April 12, 2013 GRA client feedback: Jason, Brad and I wanted to thank you and Andy for such a great day on 4/12/2013. I think we put up a 100+ fish day. So many fish! Who could count? I’ve previously taken around 5 float trips and Andy was the best guide I’ve had yet. A true professional. Calmly put up with me whacking him once with a rig. Knew every spot on the water with fish. Rowed back so many times to hit a hot run; Well above and beyond. Andy–thanks for the exceptional job. see you next year! Give us a call 307-267-2559
4/10/13 Grey Reef & Miracle Mile both fishing great right now…Just got back from the Miracle Mile, and had an interesting day, the weather was cool but very calm until about 2pm then the snow began again, pictured left is a nice buck rainbow we landed and released in the morning hours…shortly after this we start getting drilled by the snow storm. Funny thing was we had fantastic fishing despite the weather…our guides including myself will and often do fish in ALL weather conditions, wind, no wind, cold, freezing, snow…doesn’t matter to us…we thrive in these conditions and at times look forward to bad weather because it drives all the people away and we have the entire river to ourselves! This buck rainbow was over the 24inch mark but what was really remarkable was how deep this fish was top of back to belly, he was so thick it made him look short…more pictures to come. Get with us and get your spring trophy trout trip booked, space is limited, but we do have some openings in April…call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email us at [email protected]
4/1/13 Miracle Mile…Our guides have been enjoying very clear water conditions at the Miracle Mile recently, might be the clearest I’ve seen the Mile. The clear water is great but if you can’t cast very far it is making it more difficult wade fishing and from the boat casting distances further than 20ft seem to be producing more fish. There isn’t any sign of any real spawn activity yet. However we are seeing real good numbers of fish being landed by our clients and the clear water is making the fishing that much more fun. Roads out to the Mile are ruff to say the least, over the top not yet open, too much snow, checked and snow pack conditions are 79% for upper north platte river drainage. For your next Miracle Mile Trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email us at [email protected]
3/25/13 Flush has river cleaned out and fishing is awesome right now… Guide Andy Brust got Grey Reef Anglers client Tom aka Marv onto this 27inch brown trout this past week…Andy reports back from the river and says the water clarity has returned to normal and fishing is lights out! Andy has been out fishing or guiding for the past month straight and has the pulse of the river. We have guides that are dedicated fly fishermen who’s passion is putting people on great fishing days, combine that with the two great fisheries we guide on and your ready for a fly fishing trip of a lifetime. If your ready and got that spring itch give Jason or Judi a call and book your next Grey Reef Miracle Mile Adventure 307-267-2559 or email us [email protected]
3/6/13 Clients catching a lot of great fish right now…I have to say the weather is great for March and the fishing is good to great depending on the day…I have to brag up on our guides a bit, they are coming out of the gates this season swinging…this was a feedback email from one of our trips over the weekend.
Dear Jason, A quick note to let you know how much Kaylee and I enjoyed today’s trip. I have fished with many guides and Jesse stands out as one of the best. His professionalism, knowledge of the fish/river, and, passion for fishing was far above expectations – at no time did we feel this was just a business transaction, it was an excellent fishing trip plain and simple. However, the way he respected my daughter as a fisherman and took her seriously really stood out. We would fish with him anytime. Today’s trip is the second I have taken with Grey Reef Anglers and you have our business. My daughter is already talking about a trophy trip like Dad and I took last fall. We’ll be in touch. Thanks again, Dane
2/26/13 Well snow arrived in a big way…its gonna be a bit before anybody gets out to the Mile as we have 3-6ft drifts out here at the lodge, so in the meantime enjoy this brand new Trout TV video shot on location at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile with Grey Reef Anglers. This show was shot June last year that focuses mainly on Streamer fishing, it takes a bit for the action to pick up but once it does its just one fish after another and the show ends with a real bang, enjoy! Get your Miracle Mile float trips booked soon so you can get the prime dates lock up, call Jason at 307-267-2559
2/22/13 Miracle Mile is fishing great, pre-spawn period produces big trout…Well its February and yes we are doing trips this time of year, in fact the sunny days have been quite nice and not too cold. Today we got a few flurries early but gave way to sunshine and then some snow showers late, no wind at all today, a real blessing. So why fish this time of year?? My reasons consist of big pre-spawn hen rainbows that haven’t seen any fishing pressure and are typically easier to land in the cooler water. I’m talking big! Trout 5lbs and above, the type of fish in the summer that rips line off your reel and is difficult to land on the fly…the reason you see so many big trout landed this time of year is the water is just cold enough that when you hook that fish of a lifetime you have a real good shot at landing him…Call Jason or judi at 307-267-2559 to book your trip today.
1/28/13 Get your Miracle Mile float trips booked soon as we are filling up fast for the 2013 season. Give Jason or Judi a call and we would love to help you put together a great fly fishing vacation here in Wyoming. Call 307-267-2559 or email us.
11/22/12 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Yesterday again two browns over 24inches…My clients Clark and Noah of Ft. Collins, CO had a great day on the water, both guys broke the 24inch mark on big brown trout and the fishing was fantastic, we had close to 75 trout to the net between two guys. Clark pictured left here with his 24.5inch male brown also hooked a brown trout that was in excess of 30inches. Both Noah and I witnessed the fish while it was hooked up on Clarks line but like a lot of big trout it ripped out and came unhooked. All of our hearts sank but hey anyday you get 24inchers to the net its a great day! This string of trout over 24inches will most likely continue well into December and our guides can put you on them. We have mutiple guides with by far the most experience on the Miracle Mile and it shows in the success our clients are having. Book your trip today and call 307-267-2559 or email us at [email protected]
11/19/12 World Class Brown Trout being caught daily with Grey Reef Anglers…Our guides continue to put clients on fish of a lifetime during the annual Brown Trout run here on the North Platte River. Congrats to Greg with a 25inch Brown Trout, Randy of Brush Colorado with a 24inch Brown and a 25 inch Brown Trout in the same day, and the bread winner is David Potter with a 28inch brown trout. All these bruisers are male Brown Trout CAUGHT AND RELEASED! This stretch of great fly fishing will continue well into December and we have the hardy guides that will take you out no matter what weather conditions are. This past week and into the weekend our guides experienced temperature ranges from just a few degrees above 0 to 62degrees and sunny! To book your trip today call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
11/17/12 It just happened again…another client lands another brown trout over 25inches! This time it was Randy from Brush, CO who was the recipient of a trophy class day on the water. Randy landed a 24inch Brown and a 25inch Brown on the same day. Randy was a class act to fish with and had some real respect for the quality of the trout we were catching. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person, congrats Randy! Today was bright and sunny, fish were not caught in huge numbers today but we certainly had the size taken care of early. Give us a call and book your trip today Jason or Judi 307-267-2559
11/12/12 Brown Trout just keep coming in everyday now… To say the fly fishing right now is great is a huge understatement. Today client Doug Benson of Castle Pines, CO had 30 plus trout to the net and got his hands on several world class Brown Trout while floating with our crew at the Miracle Mile. The trout are in frenzy mode with the colder weather and dropping water temps every fish in the river is trying to pack on weight before winter sets in. We had warmer temps on the water yesterday and this weeks forecast looks awesome for fishing. Most of our floats right now are taking place at the Mile But we are still doing a few trips below Grey reef for clients wanting to see both tailwaters. For your next float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email us at [email protected] or simply click the contact button at the upper right side of the page.
11/11/12 Weather COLD! BUT FISHING IS RED HOT!! Today the high temp at the Mile was 19degrees, but when we took the boats out of the water the temp was 2 degrees! However you really couldn’t tell because the fishing was so good it kept both guides and clients busy all day. Pictured here is first time client Brian from Pennsylvania. Brian had a great day with well over 30 trout hooked up and landed numerous trout in the 19-22 inch range including this very colorful Brown Trout. Still quite a few hardy fly fishermen out but we had the river to ourselves as we were the only guide boats out. Despite the cold temps the scenery today was awesome with snow covering all the trees, made for some great pictures. Rain, Snow, or Shine Grey Reef Anglers will put you on the trout, for your late fall and early winter float trips on the North Platte Grey Reef, Miracle Mile call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559.
11/9/12 Miracle Mile spawn is on…Brown trout and Rainbows hitting good. Just got off the Mile and floated with client Gary Newton. Gary had about 30 or so fish to the net on the day and one nice brown trout pictured left here. Gary finished 3 days of fishing with us here and said its by far the best trout fishery he has ever experienced, thats saying something because Gary takes about 20 or so guide trips a year on tons of different waters across the entire United States. The Mile is very busy with fishermen bur floating has been great because there isn’t anyone floating and we pretty much have the water to ourselves. I expect conditions to be great for fishing for the next several weeks as the Browns continue their spawn.
11/6/12 Float Trips Continue here at Grey Reef and Miracle Mile… Get a lot of calls daily with folks asking if the river is fishable and if we are doing float trips? Fact is this is one of the best months of the entire season to be here and fly fish with us! Brown Trout are starting to spawn, water temps are dropping and fish are hammering everything in sight in preparation for the winter months ahead. Yesterday Guide Jesse McGregor had client Gary Newton in his boat. Gary fly fishes all over the country and does 20 plus guided trips a year and he says yesterday’s fishing with Jesse was the best day he has ever had with a guide period. Gary says they had over 70 hookups and 40 plus fish to the net, for one person! Yikes that’s about as good as it gets. The Grey Reef is low clear and at times a bit weedy but improving daily. Miracle Mile is low clear and not ver weedy at all, BUT the Mile has been extremely busy with fishermen, in contrast yesterday Jesse and Gary didn’t see another boat all day floating from Grey Reef Dam to Grey Reef Anglers Lodge, the solitude is amazing.
10/30/11 Big brown trout are on the move…we have boats available get here while the weather lasts. Yet another trip on the water with nice big colorful brown trout being landed in the net. This time its Ed Marcarelli from New York with a couple real nice male brown trout. Ed spent two days with us and had a day at the Grey Reef with guide Luke and then 1 day at the Miracle Mile with Guide Jason. Both days were productive on midges, pheasant tails, vanilla buggers, hot head leeches, crawdads, and rock worms. We have boats available now with a cancellation from the east coast Hurricane Sandy. Trophy Trout Fishing, Cast and Blast, and Upland Hunting all available in November. Call us today and book your fall Brown Trout float trip, 307-267-2559.
10/28/12 Fishing continues to be excellent…Brown Trout begin Fall spawn in some areas. Fall fishing in 2012 might be the best fall fishing season in the 10 plus years I have been guiding the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile. Water clarity is great, the upper 8 miles at Grey Reef is in fact quite weedy but fishing is good. The lower Grey Reef has little to no weeds and the dry fly and streamer action has been lights out. Brown Trout have in fact started to move into some areas that indicates the spawn is starting. Water Temps at Grey Reef are 54-56degrees depending on the stretch of water your on and the Miracle Mile is holding at 52-53 constant. The Brown Trout are getting some color as the picture left shows Rod from Kentucky with us on a float trip yesterday. We have guides available for both float trips, wingshooting trips, and Cast and Blast options that combine fly fishing and great wing shooting. Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and Book your Fall adventure Today!
10/20/12 It really doesn’t get much better than right now…Our fly fishing is outstanding right now, and the weather has been and looks to continue to be very nice and warm for October. All of our guides are having success on all stretches of the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile right now. Still getting good dry fly action in the afternoons and some great size of fish being landed each day on the water! Water temps at Grey Reef still in the mid 50’s during the day. Brown trout spawn still a couple weeks out, but some fish being spotted in suspect areas so it won’t be long. Take advantage of the great weather, our private access, and our exceptional guides call and book your fall float trip today, contact Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
10/2/12 Guide Andy Brust and Client Matt Smith Score another big brown trout at the Miracle Mile… Matt from Billings Montana just completed a Cast & Blast Trip with us and ended his trip with a 24inch brown trout pictured left. The big brown trout are coming in daily and even better is the fact that all the guides are having 40-50 fish days with two clients!!
To book your Miracle Mile Float Trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
9/27/12 Guide Hooly Henson has 50+fish day with a single client!! Hooly just got off the river and reports back with awesome numbers of trout to the net today. All the guides are enjoying very clear water conditions, good solid streamer action and just a bunch of quality trout to the net! Fall is one of the best times ever for a float trip, call us today at 307-267-2559
9/29/12 Another BIG BROWN CAUGHT!! Guide Hooly displays a beautiful brown trout just caught with the Schorger Group. This brown taped out at over 25inches and was over 9lbs on the hand scale. Just another reason you need to get here and grab one of our guides and float the Grey Reef. For your next trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
9/23/12 Clients are experiencing great fall fishing, flows are back to normal. Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Flows are back down to 500cfs and the fishing is fantastic. Yesterday the boys were up at the Mile, several 20 plus inch fish landed by the Schueller Group, Guide Andy reports back with several very nice brown trout to the net, including this 24 inch brown that is already colored up for the fall spawn a bit early. We will keep you posted on spawn activity for both Grey Reef and Miracle Mile. We have zero boats available for the remainder of September but we do have slots open in October, and don’t forget November the best fall fishing month by far!
For your next float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
9/14/12 Miracle Mile fishes great the past few days! Our guides are reporting back and the Mile continues to be most of the guides choice for floating and fishing right now. The boys have been hammering big fish all the way to the reservoir on large patterns like crawdads, leeches, worms, fall caddis, and streamers. No activity on the brown trout spawn, this won’t happen until lateer into the fall, we will keep you posted. Call Jason or Judi to get you next float trip on the Miracle Mile at 307-267-2559.
9/6/12 Miracle Mile continues the trend as the place to fish right now for the best action on bigger fish. Guide Jesse McGregor reportsed back yesterday from the “Mile” and says fishing was excellent yesterday. Jesse was doing a request trip from past clients from Texas. The weeds at the Mile are not as bad as Grey Reef and the float fishing has been excellent. Jesse has been the guide for the Miracle Mile as of late spending the majority of his trip on this tailwater, he says you can’t pull him off the Mile as its his favorite for big trout this time of year. Clients are coming back excited and really enjoy the much more scenic float at the Miracle Mile, add the scenery to the size of fish being caught and you have the makings of a great day on the water. To book your next float call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
8/18/12 Miracle Mile stretch of the North Platte River fishing report…we have had guides and boats at the Mile all week and mixed reports coming back, thursday I floated the Canyon stretch, streamer fishing was non-existant, but as soon as we started nymph fishing with caddis and scuds we atarted catching fish right away, a couple nice brown trout. On Friday we did a split float and ended the day at the Mile, Hoyt Group did well with trout eating early and then slowing a bit by days end, each day has ben different on what patterns are working best but we got fish to eat scuds, cranefly larva, san-juan worms, and crawdad patterns. Get your next trip on the books for fall now as we have limited availability especially in late September, almost no days left open for any of our guides. Call Jason or Judi 307-267-2559
8/13/12 Miracle Mile Fishing Report…Our clients and guides are coming back with good to great reports from the Miracle Mile. Some days excellent and some days just average, one constant has been the size of the fish being caught, most going 2-3lbs and measuring 18-22inches. We have had several fish over the 25inch mark make it to the net these last few weeks and that trend continues. Yesterday guide Jesse and clients witnessed a 10+lb brown trout shoot completely out of the water chasing minnows, they tried their luck with streamers but couldn’t get the bruiser to committ. One thing is for certain, some true trophy sized trout are being landed and we expect this to continue.
8/10/12 Lets just say it may have been hard but this sort of trophy trout pictured here should always be released for someone else to enjoy, especially when we have too many trout being taken out of the Miracle Mile as it is. Remember replica fish mounts are great and you have the thought that that fish you released today might be a trophy next year. Practice Catch and Release, its the best for everyone.
A released 28inch brown trout has a chance to be 30inches next year!
8/9/12 Two Bothers land a double on streamers… The picture left is of two brothers Brent & Brian clients from Breckenridge, CO. Both brothers hooked up these two nice rainbows on big articulated crawdad streamers just below our lodge on the Grey Reef. Streamer fishing has been good, big fish being landed left and right, we got guides going every which direction and everyone is coming back with big smiles on thier faces, I feel we have the best guides anywhere, no contest, but I have to admit I’m a bit bias. These guides work hard, have fun, and really enjoy showing people a great time on the river, oh yea and they put people on tons of fish! Thanks to Luke, Jesse, Hooly, Ryan, Andy, you guys rock!
8/1/12 TJ lands 28inch Brown Trout!…Well lightning struck again today for our guide crew, pictured left here is TJ with a 28inch male brown trout landed and carefully released, TJ is 14 years old and today on a guided fly fishing trip with his dad, Wade and Brother Dustin and good friend Al. TJ was being guided by one of our guides Jesse McGregor and on the very first cast of the day hooked up with this monster brown trout. To the testament of both guide and angler the big brown gave up a great fight, nearly 5 minutes of running around the river before Jesse safely netted this 28incher! It was TJ’s second day ever fly fishing and landed this fish on a 5wt rod with 2X tippet. At first glance I guessed the trout to be 26inches but his girth was so big the fish looked shorter than it was and when the tape measure came out it measured 28inches, wow! CONGRATS TO TJ AND JESSE on a fish of a lifetime! To book your next float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email us at [email protected]
To view previous year Fishing Reports click below:
Miracle Mile Fishing Reports – 2011
Miracle Mile Fishing Reports – 2010