Overall Fly Fishing Report 2018-04-04T04:25:19+00:00

Overall Fly Fishing Report

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Wyoming Fly Fishing Report for North Platte River, Grey Reef, Miracle Mile, Wind River Canyon, Big Horn River, and Upper Green River

Written by Jason Ostrander
Grey Reef Anglers Wyoming Fly Fishing Report


Grey Reef downstream to Casper: Flows as of 2/9/15 are 500cfs. Fishing is awesome, water clarity is 3-4ft. See our separate Grey Reef Daily Fishing Report for more details.
Miracle Mile Kortes Dam to Pathfinder Res.: Water temps 39 degrees, Flows as of 1/24/15 are 500cfs and fluctuating. Water clarity is good, 2-3foot of visibility. Fishing is good. See our seperate Miracle Mile fishing report for more details.
Wind River Canyon downstream to Thermopolis, Wy: No Report
Green River Wyoming Fontenelle Dam: No Report

Grey Reef Float Trip: $425/boat
Float Trip Rates for Miracle Mile: $450/2people/1boat
Miracle Mile Canyon Stretch: $550/2people/1boat
Trophy Trout Trip: $650/boat



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.

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!

Dont let your chance to fish this great weather slip

Dont let your chance to fish this great weather slip.

1/18/15 DENVER ISE Show BOOTH 2514…Come check our booth out at the Denver Sportsmans Expo TODAY! Last chance to get in on the SHOW SPECIAL, 2 Anglers, 2 Day Float Trips, 2 Nights Basic Lodging for only $500/angler, must get your booking in by the end of January.
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 greyreefanglers@gmail.com


11/22/14 Flows are low, water is 2-3feet of vis and yes the fishing is real good right now. We have had our guide crew out 7 of the last 8 days and the guys are having a blast catching great Brown Trout, gotta love those colors! We are taking bookings still for December late Brown Trout run and also 2015 bookings, get your dates together and get with us soon, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
11/21/14 Yet another great trip today, Father son Jim and James Picardi spending some quality time together on a 3day float trip sampling all the waters we fish including Grey Reef and Miracle Mile stretches, they had some great fishing!

11/20/14 Its late November and while some consider this the fly fishing OFF SEASON we DO NOT. In fact this is prime time for what might be the best time of year to land that big Brown Trout of a Lifetime. Despite the cold weather we have been guiding customers everyday, these customers know from using our services that this is the best fly fishing time period for large fish. Here is a few pics from this last weeks work load. Hars off in respect to the Grey Reef Anglers guide crew who are thriving in the colder conditions! Thanks guys for all your dedication and very hard work to make our customers trips successful.
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 307-267-255910/13/14
Fall Brown Trout are staging for the spawn, big fish on streamers and nymph rigs now, some dry action on BWO’s in the afternoon on certain stretches, GRA Head Guide Andy Brust has been fishing every section of the Grey Reef and the Miracle Mile and clients are all catching big numbers of good size fish, all smiles and great weather what more can you ask for! Call and book your float trip today, Jason Judi at 307-267-2559
10/11/14 October Pumpkin Bellies..get here as the fishing is awesome!
8/24/14 Hopper fishing on Grey Reef heating up…last several days our guides have had very successful dry fly days with customers taking the bulk of the trout on the surface and or with streamers. The grass hopper bite has increased and we are taking fish on hopper patterns with consistancy.
The streamer action continues to be solid including some huge brown trout being landed and released! Get with us and we will put you on some great fishing. Book your trip today call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 GrassHopperOrvisHelios

8/15/14 Grey Reef continues to be the best fishing right now. GRA guides are putting big trout in the boat…check out our individual tailwater reports grey reef

7/24/14 Fishing Grey Reef is awesome right now, PMD’s and Tricos are the hatches and dry flies/nymphs are producing. Clients are enjoying some of the best fishing of the season, call Jason or Judi to book your float trip 307-267-2559.

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7/9/14 Fishing on Grey Reef & Miracle Mile is awesome right now…flows are perfect for boat fishing right now, that makes for some great float trips, including the stone fly hatch!


6/6/14 Our water is clear, low and fishing fantastic…unlike many western rivers right now that are blown out, Grey Reef and Miracle Mile sections of the North Platte River are clear! We have guides out everyday with clients and the fishing is very good. Guides Yancy Perkins, Andy Brust, and Jason Ostrander all enjoying great weather with customers from as far away as New Zealand!



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Mike Douglas5/19/14 Grey Reef Anglers Guide Report..all stretches of the Grey Reef are fishing very good right now, we have spent a lot of days on the lower river with clients and the streamer bite has been good especially for the bigger Brown Trout, pictured left is client Mike Douglas from Jackson Hole who took two Brown Trout on the same trip that were similar in size, countless rainbows and cuttbows to the net! I personally guided the upper river yesterday and have to admit that it was one of the best ever DRY FLY fishing days I have seen on Grey Reef. The BWO hatch was strong, we had warm hazy skies, and literally were throwing dry flies to pods of fish that would extend for as far up and down river as you could see. My clients Max and John from LA landed a lot of fish on dries, great entertainment watching big fish eat a size 16BWO! Book your adventure now 307-267-2559

5/6/14 Dry Fly Fishing on Grey Reef is heating up! We have a strong BWO hatch in the mornings right now and the dry fly fishing yesterday was ridiculous, we threw dries for about half the day and had a lot of great surface action, big fish on dry flies, doesn’t get much better than right now! We have some availability in May call us at 307-267-2559



5/5/14 Grey Reef is fishing awesome, all our guides Nick, Jesse, Ryan, Jim, Mike, Andy all reporting back with big numbers of great fish to the net. We have been able to float the lower Grey Reef a bit and the pay off has been great, we have 5 brown trout over 23inches in 3 days. Huge numbers down low below our lodge and the best part is we are getting the bigger browns on the streamers as water temps are much warmer on the lower Grey Reef than the upper. The upper is fishing great but a different approach as we are seeing the light nymph rig with small flies catching big fish. Call Jason or Judi today and set up your next Grey Reef Wyoming Float Trip, call 307-267-2559.

4/26/14 Grey Reef is producing good dry fly action right now on BWO’s, our guides have flat out been just tearing it up on the river, all smiles from clients who are just amazed at average trout size and huge numbers…take a break from work get with a buddy and come float the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile and enjoy the benefits of being guided by the most experienced guide staff on the river. Guides Page


4/22/14 Fishing is nothing short of incredible right now, this is by far some of the best fishing I personally have seen in over 15years of guiding…grab you buddy, grab your gear and get on a float, you will love it! Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email us at greyreefanglers@gmail.com

4/7/14 Check out our other Grey Reef Fishing Report…click here Grey Reef Report

GOPR01294/7/14 Good Fishing on both Grey Reef and Miracle Mile with spawn now into full action…as you can tell by the smiles on our clients faces we are experiencing good success on the river, the guides all reporting back with good numbers of fish, also some real nice Brown Trout being caught, we had 3 brown trout this week go over the 22inch mark, nothing gigantic but just real solid fish. Water clarity below Gov. Bridge has gotten much better and we had two guides float to Sechrist yesterday and Saturday and both days down on the lower stretches were outstanding! We are also excited to announce our brand new lodge facility, available now, call for details about new Public Lodging options as well. Book your adventure today, call now Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559



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 fishing continues to be great, but the weather has been pretty tough. we have seen a lot of wind these last couple of days and lower temps. for the brave souls willing to bundle up and throw a cast between gusts the reward has been a lot of action and quality fish.

1/28/14 Fishing has been good to great lately. lots of action and no crowds to fight through. the river is still floatable in some sections and in others there is some great wade fishing. a spell of warmer weather has been opening up stretches of the lower river to wading.

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.


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 fishing continues to be great, but the weather has been pretty tough. we have seen a lot of wind these last couple of days and lower temps. for the brave souls willing to bundle up and throw a cast between gusts the reward has been a lot of action and quality fish.

1/28/14 Fishing has been good to great lately. lots of action and no crowds to fight through. the river is still floatable in some sections and in others there is some great wade fishing. a spell of warmer weather has been opening up stretches of the lower river to wading.

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.


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 Jason1pictured 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 thier beautiful fall spawning colors. Jiim 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 lo 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 Fishing remains good despite cooler weather and winter storm…we have many options here around the Grey Reef including float trips on multiple sections of the Reef and Miracle Mile…clients are taking advantage and our guides are having a great time watching customers have huge success! Flows are down to 500cfs, water clarity on the upper Grey Reef and Miracle Mile are excellent, lower Grey Reef is blown out but I expect by the weekend we will be in great shape again down low. Fish are eating basically bigger flies including leeches, scuds, worms, crawdads. For an honest assessment on river conditions and what we offer for float trips call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559

9/12/13 Trico Hatch continues, BWO’s providing great dry fly fishing…From our lodge downstream the weeds are not bad at all and we have clear low water that is giving way to great dry fly fishing right now. Dries include tricos, caddis, and Blue Wing Olives. Our guides are netting between 25-70fish a day for two clients depending on skill level and the day. Fact is the fall fishing will only get better from here on out as water temps begin to slowly drop, had one guide boat able to fish dry flies the entire day yesterday. We are pretty tight on availabilty in September but call us and we will see what we can do, some good spots available in October for guys planning a month out. The November Brown Trout Spawn has been the best fall fishing hands down so get with us before we fill those slots, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your trip today.

9/2/13 Labor Day…Grey Reef flows are down to the winter operating level of 500cfs, flows will remain at 500cfs until next March, with the flows way down the fishing has been just silly, all the GRA guides over the weekend had great success, we had over 50fish to the net on Saturday and Sunday and expect numbers to just increase, best part is we are starting to see some size come back on a more regular basis. These cooler nights are triggering some good Trico hatches in the morning, no giant white clouds of them yet but its coming, right now real good dry fly opportunities in the morning until 10 or 11am. We don’t have many openings in September but give us a call we may be able to squeeze you in, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your trip today!


8/24/13 Mile Flows Drop…Grey Reef drops to 1000cfs… Just got back in and the river has dropped considerably, water clarity has certainly gotten better, still a pile of moss and weeds on the upper stretch but things down low are getting much better, weeds are not as much of an issue on the lower stretches all the way into Casper. The Miracle Mile has been getting a lot of our attention lately as their isn’t much in the way of weeds and the fishing is pretty darn good. We had 3 boats up their yesterday and Jesse is up their today guiding and it has fished real good. Fall fishing is coming up soon, get your dates togther as availability is getting limited on certain dates.

8/16/13 Grey Reef Fishing Good despite water clarity being less than desired…GRA Guide Jesse McGregor reports back with a 30 fish day for 2 clients in the boat, taking into consideration that visibility was less than 2ft that was a good day, still good dry action in the morning hours and evening caddis. Streamers as you can see are producing those big brown trout, just gotta know where to get em.


8/12/13 Yet another big brown landed by a GRA client on the lower Grey Reef…This time it was angler Joe McCune of Pennsylvania fishing with partner Rusty and 4 family members on a 3 boat group. Joe and his father and his son Kaleb were all in on the action, three generations of McCune’s being represented! Well Joe stuck it out in the afternoon with streamers and it paid off. After what was an epic battle Joe managed to land this 26inch female brown trout caught on a white streamer. Best part was his friend Jason and Bill both were able to witness the fish being photographed and successfully released back to the North Platte River. We are having good fishing on the Grey Reef sections especially the closer you get to Casper, the upper 8 miles is fishing good but some floating grass to deal with, lower sections are much cleaner and as you can see are giving up some big brown trout! Call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 to book your next float

8/7/13 Grey Reef fishing real good in the a.m. and then slowing down in the afternoon hours, trophy trips producing some great brown trout!

Pictured to the left is Chad from Rock Springs, WY who recently took a trophy day with us, for those who don’t know, a trophy trip is a trip we offer for $650/ up to 2 anglers and we start at 6a.m. and finish at dark, we throw streamers ALL day for big fish.


On Chads trophy trip Monday we floated from Grey Reef Dam to Robertson, almost 40 river miles in one day, well the big float paid off as you can see by the pictures, Chad actually landed some very nice rainbows as well, his Chads_Brownbiggest brown taken in the middle of the day during bright sunny conditions measured out at 24 inches! On any of our float trips you have the chance to catch a trophy trout BUT by throwing streamers on an ALL day outing in certainly increases your chances tremendously. Call Jason or Judi today at 307-267-2559 and book your next trophy trip.

Chad with 21″ & 24″ Brown Trout caught on a Trophy Trip Monday with GRA


8/4/13 Grey Reef Flows drop…it is true flows have dropped here at Grey Reef to about 1700cfs…wade fishing is excellent and has been nice for clients to get out of the boat and fish water that is good for wade fishing. The trout at the Miracle Mile are chasing streamers especially in the canyon section. GRA guide Andy Brust recently floated the canyon and had an excellent trip with return customer Jay Park. We get asked a lot if we take beginners on trips, the fact is thats exactly what we like to do the most is to turn someone onto the sport of fly fishing. To give some perspective I took my 11 year old daughter Brook out yesterday afternoon, she has really only dry fly fished but today we tried her luck with the nymph and indicator rig. She did awesome and caught many fish in just a short 2hr float. No matter if your a novice or advanced fly fisher we have a designated trip for YOU! Call Jason or Judi today at 307-267-2559 and learn to fly fish tomorrow!

7/27/13 Streamers, Dry Flies, and the Nymph Rig All working very well at the Grey Reef… Clients are enjoying the great fishing that continues on Grey Reef, we are having a fantastic PMD hatch and the Yellow Sallies are adding to the mix and making some great dry fly action. When the fish aren’t up eating dries they are chasing streamers well. We are dead drifting crawdads and larger caddis and pmd nymphs when using the indicators. No matter what technique you enjoy the best we have great options right now for float trips here at Grey Reef.


7/18/13 Nice Brown Trout continue to find the nets for clients…The Grey Reef is fishing fantastic right now, we have a solid PMD and Yellow Sally hatch each day fallowed by a very strong Caddis Hatch in the evenings, trout are eating well. We continue to have good success on our trophy trips with more big trout being landed each day out. We also are having great success teaching brand new beginner clients the craft of fly fishing from a drift boat, most find it much easier than predicted and are astonished at the number of trout they catch on their first ever fly fishing experience…this is the perfect river for beginners.


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.
6/25/13 Fishing is incredible right now…the fishing is as good as it ever gets, we are getting good dry fly action on cicadas of all things, great streamer fishing and nymphing on crawdad patterns of various sizes and colors. Andy pictured left here took this nice 22inch brown trout yesterday, flows are higher and very welcomed sight. Clients across the board are just raving about the Miracle Mile and Grey Reef float trips that they are taking with us, one client said this week he wished he would have found our services prior to trying 2 other states Montana & Idaho for float trips. Dry fly fishing should only get better as our hatches progress, right now we have pmd’s, brown caddis, stones, and midges hatching. Get with us this week and get on our schedule for your float trip, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
6/22/13 Grey Reef Fishing Report: Fishing has been fantastic, clients are catching a ton of fish, GRA guides Jesse and Andy did very well on the upper Grey Reef section yesterday throwing various nymphs including crawdad patterns and pmd sally nymphs, larger Rainbows landed measured over 22inches! Meanwhile Jason was on the Miracle Mile floating yesterday and did very well in the afternoon making up for a slower morning. Jason’s clients Marshal and Eric from Castle Rock enjoyed catching rainbows that averaged 19inches and were fighting very hard, Eric said his arm was wore out from catching so many fish, if you doubt the numbers and size fish we catch you should come check it out for yourself and just treat yourself to a float trip and you will have a great experience, I guarantee it

6/16/13 Grey Reef and Miracle Mile fishing great despite higher flows…Flows at the Mile are now 3000cfs, and Grey Reef 2500cfs, wade fishing is more difficult making the boat fishing even better, lots of nice fish being caught, GRA guide Andy Brust and Jesse McGregor both had great days yesterday with the Kocur group, the boys said big fish dead drifting bigger flies was the ticket, water clarity not great, however this off-color water is something we are accustom to on the Grey Reef, I am very happy flows are finally up to normal for this time of year, these flows really separate the veteran drift boat guides from the rookies, now more than ever if you get stuck with an outfitter that employs rookies you will be disappointed. GRA guides are not only the most experienced guides for both the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile but we never put guides on the water that are not producing great days for our clients, all I’m saying is do your homework when booking with an outfitter and make sure your getting what you pay for, a full day of fantastic fishing!
6/12/13 Quick note…Flows at Grey Reef have been bumped up a bit, this is a welcomed site, looking at possibly 2500cfs by end of the week, but sitting right now at 1465cfs and increasing…water clarity is good, fishing excellent
6/11/13 Dry Fly Action picking up strong…Its that time of year again and we are breaking out the dry fly rigs daily and having good success with caddis, pmd’s, and sulphur dries. Great hatch on the Bridge to Bessemer run yesterday with supper good numbers of trout feeding on the surface, Guide Jason took clients down and had over 30 fish to the net all on dries with one nice cuttbow 22inches. Some folks deem the Grey Reef a non-dry fly water, but that simply isn’t true. We have the lower river to ourselves with the private boat ramps we use that put us ahead of any boat traffic and first crack at the fish feeding on top. Solitude, pods of big rising trout and good streamer action what more could you ask for as a fly fishermen. Nick
6/1/13 Brown Trout of good size keep jumping in the nets…My hats off to our guides they are really putting the clients on the best fishing possible for both the Mile and the Reef. Another very nice day with good numbers of trout to the net, like 50+, and some good fish being taken on the streamers as well. The latest was client Nick from West Virginia with 2 very respectable Brown Trout Pictured left. We had 7 brown trout to the net in 1/2day of fishing Friday, all very healthy and all ate the big streamer. For those out there that Nick_2

don’t know Grey Reef Tailwater has between 2 and 10 percent brown trout depending on the stretch of river you’re on, so to land 7 Browns in a half day is crazy! Some Caddis hatch on the lower river and we have seen a few PMD’s and even the first of the Yellow Sallies. The Best color for streamers has varied day to day but each guide has his favorite colors and sizes that are producing fish. Grey Reef water is very clear and we have been able to actually see a lot of these fish that are taking the streamer eat, in my mind there’s nothing like watching the trout chase your streamer on the surface and then eat your fly while your stripping back to the boat, great fun!
Get yourself booked today for the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile call us at 307-267-2559
5/28/13 All week customers enjoying great fishing and warm weather on the North Platte River…I’m really thankful we operate on the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile as I scan across websites from the west I’m reminded that right now is “run-off” time on most rivers in the west and that means dirty water and slow fishing. Well we have very clear water right now and the fishing is excellent, all you have to do is scroll down through the posts and see just how good we have it here in Casper, WY. Grey Reef Tailater…been on the water 10 out of the last 11 days and the Grey Reef fishing is ridiculous right now. Pictured left here is client Alex McCrickard from Maryland, he landed and released this 23inch Brown Trout caught on a streamer yesterday. We have been on a bit of a Brown Trout run with 6 fish in the last 4 days all over the 23inch mark, all on the streamer. Hatches…our guides have been starting to see caddis on the lower river and I witnessed my first PMD yesterday, Blue Wing Olive’s still popping on most stretches offering afternoon dry fly fishing, and Sallies starting to pop on the extreme lower river, we made a run down there and found water temps to be in the mid 50’s in the morning, the streamer bite is on! Book your float trip today call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559.
5/28/13 All week customers enjoying great fishing and warm weather on the North Platte River…I’m really thankful we operate on the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile as I scan across websites from the west I’m reminded that right now is “run-off” time on most rivers in the west and that means dirty water and slow fishing. Well we have very clear water right now and the fishing is excellent, all you have to do is scroll down through the posts and see just how good we have it here in Casper, WY. Grey Reef Tailater…been on the water 10 out of the last 11 days and the Grey Reef fishing is ridiculous right now. Pictured left here is client Alex McCrickard from Maryland, he landed and released this 23inch Brown Trout caught on a streamer yesterday. We have been on a bit of a Brown Trout run with 6 fish in the last 4 days all over the 23inch mark, all on the streamer. Hatches…our guides have been starting to see caddis on the lower river and I witnessed my first PMD yesterday, Blue Wing Olive’s still popping on most stretches offering afternoon dry fly fishing, and Sallies starting to pop on the extreme lower river, we made a run down there and found water temps to be in the mid 50’s in the morning, the streamer bite is on! Book your float trip today call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559.
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 Clear water, great weather, and fantastic fishing…another 25inch Brown Trout landed by client Rob Rivera! Client Rob Rivera from Sandy, Utah took this 25inch brown on a streamer while on a guided trip on the lower Grey Reef with guide Jason, Rob and daughter Ellie landed several nice fish on the day and had good numbers to the boat. Starting to get some consistent dry fly action. Availability: 1 boat 5/10, 2 boats 5/11, and 1 boat for 5/12…call us today as these won’t last long 307-267-2559.
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5/3/13 Two words for ya…”DRY FLY”…Today started off with 3 doubles on the nymph rig, clients Ravi and father CK enjoyed a fantastic day on the water, we fish the nymph rig for a couple hours early then a strong bwo hatch came and we switch to dry flies, immediately we had a double up on the dry flies, fish ate the dry for about 3 hours and after landing a good 15-20 on the dries we switched to streamers and in short order had several doubles on the streamer rigs, ended the day with another 15 or so on the streamers, no monster fish but just solid. Its going to be cloudy today and I expect another great dry fly day!! Weird thing was while we were smashing fish on the dries we watch other guide boats not even take the time to rig their clients up with dries, wow would hate to have hired a guide to lazy to even try. But then again it was great for us having all those rising trout to ourselves!Call GRA at 307-267-2559 and get the most experienced guides on the Grey Reef period.
5/2/13 Snow we got yesterday melted and all sunshine today, river is clear all the way to Casper and fishing excellent…Despite the recent moisture water clarity has been great all the way to Casper and beyond. GRA Guide Andy Brust took clients from Gov. Bridge to Roberston Bridge (Casper) and had good to excellent fishing the entire way down. That was a 22mile float for the day, I’d say our clients are getting their money’s worth, most guides are starting later and ending sooner, I call it bankers hours, I just wouldn’t want to be the person paying for a guide trip and getting on the river at 10 and getting off at 3, at GRA you get a full day of fishing. Trout have been eating leeches, scuds, red midges, eggs, crawdads, and bwo’s. We are getting some good dry fly action on the cooler cloudy days on bwo’s. Come experience the Grey Reef Anglers difference call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559

4/25/13 GRA guides hands down are the most well rounded & versatile guides on the river. GRA guides all over the river today, guides at the Mile, some on lower Reef all coming back with good fishing reports. The boys at the Miracle Mile are experiencing great fishing and they are hooking some monster trout. Had one boat floated all the way to Casper on the lower Grey Reef and had a great streamer day. Another boat on the upper landing big numbers of big fish. One guide in particular over the past 4 days has fished different stretches of water each day covering over 48 river miles never fishing the same stretch twice, and having fantastic numbers to the net. That boasts of the overall experience level of GRA guides, don’t get stuck with someone that floats 3miles of river a day and back rows the same hole 40times, no joke I witnessed one guide that took his clients on a 1mile 8 hr float trip and they never even got out of the boat, back rowed the same hole for 8 hours and took the boat out at the same place thy put the boat in! Get a GRA guide and your getting the best experience on the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile period. Video from lower Grey Reef yesterday!
4/23/13 Absolute beautiful day on the water today…After some much needed moisture came to us the clouds lifted and today although cool was really quite nice, again a no wind day on the upper Grey Reef, this time with Ben and Caroline from Traverse City Michigan. Today was a big numbers day, few fish over 20, lot of fish just under 20. Very strong BWO hatch today had fish eating early and often, the bite was strong from 9am until we hit the boat ramp, more doubles on the day than could be counted. Yesterday GRA guides Jesse and Andy earned metals for braving the cold weather and got clients into some good fishing in difficult conditions, thats the GRA difference, our guides will fish in all conditions and it pays off as guide Andy had two fish over 24inches in. This cuttbow pictured left taken by Matt being guided by Andy, Matt is about 6’4”tall so you get an idea of how big this fish is, easily 6lbs, congrats Matt great fish! To book your next float trip call Jason or Judi @ 307-267-2559 or hit the contact button and send an email.

4/19/13 Streamer bite is on!…Floated down low yesterday and had a great day on streamers, Jesse and I both caught many fish stripping streamers fast and slow and in many different water types, best colors were white, brown, olive and black. Jesse had two brown trout one a touch over 20inches and the weather was fantastic, day after the storm, ZERO wind and All sunshine! Most of our snow has melted down and by today should be about gone with a high of 50degrees, water clarity was great yesterday and the melt is starting slow today so hopefully we wont see much color. If you like streamer fishing for big browns and rainbows and want to get on the river with some streamer enthusiasts give Jason a call at 307-267-2559 and we will get you on the fish.

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: Hi 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! GRA is successful because we have great guides like Andy that are passionate about serving people and having a great time! To book Andy call GRA at 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…then the bottom picture was us 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 butwhat 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 greyreefanglers@gmail.comGOPR0034
4/8/13 Grey Reef Tailwater producing biggest numbers of fish I’ve ever experienced… Its been 10 plus years I have been guiding Grey Reef/Miracle Mile and I have to say this year we have more fish per mile than I have ever seen and it shows in our daily guide reports. Jesse, Ryan, myself and Matt all had days with clients over the weekend with net totals of 80-100fish to the net for two anglers. Grey Reef in the past has had fish counts of 2000-2800fish per mile, this year we have fish counts of over 7000fish per mile! The best thing is we have not seen any significant drop in overall size from one stretch to the next compared to past years which is a good thing, typically when fish counts go up size drops, but it a credit to how rich this river system is with the aquatic life. Grey Reef Anglers LLC is NOT responsible for any medical bills due to clients catching so many fish their arms hurt, thats how good it is right now…says head guide Jesse McGregor…get here asap and experience the best guide staff on the river, call 307-267-2559 to book your trip today.
4/3/13 Grey Reef Anglers Clients enjoying some of the best fishing of the season…Not to brag too much but you combine this fishery with the best Grey Reef guides and this is what you get…a ton of very happy customers landing great fish like these. The float fishing here on Grey Reef remains excellent, great spring weather mid 60’s is perfect. Water clarity is excellent, the flows have been bumped up to just over 1000cfs making the boat fishing even better. Guide Jesse McGregor put this nice brown trout in the net for client Chris, it was his first cast of the day and he landed this fish, what a way to start a day! We do have openings if you want to capitalize on fantastic fishing and great personable guides. In April we can get single boats out almost anytime if you schedule about a week out, remember we are the best choice for premier lodging, guides services, and private access on the Grey Reef, call Jason at 307-267-2559.dscn0482_0011
4/1/13 Flows bumped up a bit…flush is over…Water flows at Grey Reef are up just over 1000cfs, much better for boat fishing than 500cfs, the flush is over, water clarity is great and the fishing is lights out!

3/30/13 Flush is officially over, water clarity at Grey Reef is outstanding, fishing is excellent…I just touch base with head guide Jesse McGregor out on the river with clients floating the Lower Grey Reef and I spoke with his clients at the lodge, Jack and Bill from Boulder, CO both first timers here at the Grey Reef Anglers Lodge and both fellas were super impressed with thier guide and the number of large trout they had already landed on the fly. Fish are eager eaters today, Jesse was given the GoPro for the day and we should have some impressive photos by days end. Jesse says the trout are eating midges, worms, beatis nymphs, scuds, and leeches, some fish being taken in suspended water, others right on the bottom. Weather has been excellent and next weeks forecast looks great, mid 50’s to low 60’s, get here and fish next week we have guide boats available, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559 or email greyereefanglers@gmail.com IMAG0532
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 info@greyreefanglers.com

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 Trout TV features Grey Reef Anglers streamer fishing the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Tailwaters. Thanks to Bob and Rich for making a great show. Takes a bit for the action to start but once it does it’s just one fish after another and the film ends with a bang. Enjoy!

2/25/13 Jesse and I went out today and hit the Alcova Dam strentch for a few hours, fishing was slow at first but then a good midge hatch appeared and the fishing picked right up, in an hour we had 6 fish between us, not to bad considering the 40+mph winds, but hey it was sunny and fun!

2/23/13 Grey Reef – Lower River Ice opens up…fishing is good now. Finally the lower river closer to Casper has now opened up and is floatable in the afternoons, guides have been out a bit fishing on their own and guiding some clients that want to get out of the office. Fishing from the sounds of it has been pretty good, especially enjoyable on these bright sunny days…watch the forecast and get with one of our eager guides and get your season underway, call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559

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 any day 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 multiple 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 info@greyreefanglers.com
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 info@greyreefanglers.com 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.
11/6/12 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 great success with clients on all stretches of the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile right now. Pictured left is one such hefty rainbow landed by Ralph, one of our return clients. Trout eating from start to finish on BWO’s, midges, pine squirrel leech, scuds, and Ray Charles in tan and grey flashback. Still getting good dry fly action in the afternoons on the Blue Wing hatch and some great size of fish being landed each day on the streamers! Water temps at Grey Reef still in the mid 50’s during the day so until that drops to 52degrees or below expect the Brown trout spawn to be 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
10/11/12 Streamers, Dry Flies, and Nymphs, ALL working right now…Water is clearer than Ive ever seen it!! Thats right if your floating the North Platte on any of the lower Grey Reef Sections right now you are experiencing unprecedented water clarity, fantastic dry fly fishing…YES dry fly fishing! All that and with the clear water the fish are chasing streamers very well. I was on the river the last two days and have now experienced it for myself, this fall might be some of the most enjoyable fishing on the lower Grey Reef I have ever seen. Imagine being able to see the bottom at 10ft deep, we never have water clarity like that. The best analogy I can come up with is its like a darn aquarium out on the river, you can see all the fish and shelfs and weed edges, its just real fun right now. We started our day yesterday with 5 drifts and 5 fish to the net in a row, then switch to streamers and nailed 15 plus fish on those, then ended the last three hours of the day throwing dry flies and hammered out another 25 trout on dry flies, YIKES! Doesn’t get much better than that, oh wait it was 70 degrees sunny and no wind, I guess I would call that a chamber of commerce day for sure!

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

9/27/12 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 DSC01433
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 25 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 Grey Reef Flows continue to drop…fishing excellent! Water temps are dropping with the shorter days and cooler nights, along with that we have had the Bureau of Rec. drop the river below Grey Reef significantly and should be down to winter operating level of 500 cfs within a couple of days, expect flows to drop daily. What this translates to is even better fishing, as fish become more concentrated. More importantly this will congregate all the crawdads, shrimp, leeches, and minnows back out of the weeds and into the main river channels. This large amount of food being pushed back into the mainstream of water that lacks weeds makes for some fantastic streamer fishing. Big articulated flies being ripped through the water column and being smashed by big trout is what we are experiencing. For your next Grey Reef/Miracle Mile Float Trip call Jason or Judi @ 307-267-2559
8/23/12 Congrats to Andy Brust on this 27inch Brown Trout! Guide Andy took this big brown recently on a large articulated streamer he tied himself. Andy does a lot of our trophy trout trips and has the big streamers in his box to put you on a fish of a lifetime.

8/22/12 Upper Grey Reef dry fly action…Trico hatch has trout in pods of up to 30 fish strong. This hatch has trout feeding on the surface hard for a couple hours each day and we are taking full advantage, some clients getting trout on dries for the better half of each day. Some clients opting to throw streamers between the hatch. Evening still has a good caddis hatch especially right before dark. Remember we have the most experienced guides and the only lodge with walk out private access on the upper 24 miles of Grey Reef. For khgjk
8/20/12 Cool Nights bring on the Tricos…The Trico hatch has become much stronger as these overnight lows drop water temps by just enough to trigger big clouds of tricos hatching. This translates to good dry fly action in places where the tricos congregate after expiring. Best dry action has been from 9:30 to noon. Luke floated the upper 8 miles of Grey Reef last night and had good success in places that were weed free and not choked off by moss. Trout have been packing into pods of up to 30 fish strong, all feeding on the surface on spent tricos. For your next float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559.

Brown Trout taken on articulated streamer
8/18/12 Grey Reef Section fishing report…this last week on the Grey Reef has been up and down, the fishing is great, but on some days, due to fluctuation of Grey Reef Res. we are experiencing high volumes of floating moss and debris. Some days this week not too bad and anglers are dealing with the moss and catching plenty of fish. On the bad days we have opted to take clients to the better water, the Miracle Mile, this stretch is clean, quiet and the fishing has been darn good. Grey Reef Anglers guides work the Miracle Mile more than anyone. Its nice having options on two great tailwater fisheries.
8/13/12 Clark Johnson can’t land the big one…same old story Chris Wilson seals the deal with 24incher on the streamer! This photo is of Chris Wilson AKA “trout slayer” or so the story goes. Being guided by Andy Brust, Clark and Chris had a 50fish day on the lower Grey Reef, Clark lost a fish he says was bigger than the one Chris is holding inb this photo, sounds a bit fishy. Some guys just have a nack for sealing the deal and landing big fish, Chris is such a guy, Clark on the other hand is NOT. Better luck next time Clark!

Anyway Grey Reef is fishing great, water is clear, as you can tell clients are having a ton of FUN!
8/10/12 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 info@greyreefanglers.com
7/30/12 Lower Grey Reef sections continues to fish great…Pictured left here is TJ from Florida, TJ is 14yrs old and on vacation with his Dad and brother and it was his first ever day of fly fishing. TJ and his brother Dustin really caught on to fly fishing quick, they had 24 fish to the net by lunch time as beginners, this fish TJ tried to hold for the picture just wouldn’t hold still so I held it up for his picture but its his rainbow, way to go TJ! Most of our fish today were caught dead drifting a custom crawdad pattern, all of the big trout today took the crawdad under the indicator. Hooly and I were the only two boats on this entire stretch of river, it awesome to have great fishing and SOLITUDE. Get your son or daughter on the water this year and have some fun!
7/24/12 Grey Reef upper fishing very slow, lower Grey Reef below Government Bridge fishing very good…moss on the upper river getting bad, fishing the top 10 miles below Grey Reef Dam is slow, guide Jesse yesterday floated the upper 12 miles down to our Grey Reef Lodge below Government Bridge. Jesse said early in the day they landed several 20inch trout but from lunch time on was fishing slow, then again slow to us is a bit diffrent than most rivers, Jesse ended the day with 23 to the net. Meanwhile the lower Grey Reef from our lodge downstream to Bessemer Bridge is fishing quite well, this section has better faster water than the upper 10 miles and lends itself to much better summer time fishing. A good example is this fish pictured left taken by guide Ryan on a streamer. To book your next Grey Reef float trip call Jason or Judi @ 307-267-2559
7/20/12 Few Tricos coming off… in the morning hours at the Miracle Mile right now we have Tricos hatching, our clients continue to have stellar days floating the Miracle Mile, the latest group from Layfayette, Colorado enjoyed a day filled with big trout eating all day long. Client Randy and John both had fish that reached the 23inch mark and Randy had one very nice brown trout to the net. Guide Jesse said he had one client that hooked and nearly landed a brown trout that exceeded 10lbs, too bad the bruiser came unhooked just short of the net.

Autumn with a recent trout landed on the dry fly
7/16/12 Grey Reef water drops, water even clearer, Miracle Mile produces big browns… Water levels have settled a bit, slight drop at Grey Reef from 3500cfs to 3000cfs and the Miracle Mile flows have come down from 2000cfs to 1000cfs. What does all that mean for the fly fishing, well the Grey Reef water clarity actually got better and consequently the streamer action is fantastic right now. The Miracle Mile water level drop has made the dry fly action better as there is more slack water and the trout are surely looking up in certain areas. Guide Jesse McGregor pictured left here with a recent brown trout his client landed is a great example of the quality of trout being caught by our guests. Water temps at the Mile are in the mid 50’s and the Grey Reef seeing some low 60’s, thankfully we are situated behind these dams and we have really nice cold water for these trout as many other not so fortunate fish have. As reports of drought and high water temps grip the west, my suggestion is you concentrate your efforts behind these great tail water fisheries. To book your next Grey Reef or Miracle Mile float trip call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559.
7/11/12 Miracle Mile & Grey Reef stretches continue to produce big trout… Pictured left is Bill from North Carolina with a very nice rainbow he landed yesterday with us while on a guided float trip on the Miracle Mile. The fishing has continued to be excellent across the board, with good early morning dry fly fishing, then some big fish being caught during the heat of the day on nymphs. We have been experiencing all day dry fly fishing when we get some cloudy days, Jesse one our guides has spent a lot of days only floating short stretches of river because the dry fly action has been so good. This is a great time of year to be fishing because you can catch trout on dries, streamers and nymphs each day on the water with our guides. To book your next North Platte River adventure call 307-267-2559 and talk to Jason or Judi.

7/5/12 Dry Fly Fishing remains excellent…Overall fishing is great right now, so many options on where and when and how you want to fish. We have two stretches of river right now that have been excellent for dry flies, and another section that has been consistently producing big trout on streamers. We have guides ready to show you a great time, call 307-267-2559 and book your trip today.

7/2/12 Dry Fly fishing everywhere! Guided clients and fished dries all day at Grey Reef Yesterday, PMD’s, Sallies, Hot weather but water temps in high 50’s. Also have a couple slots open for our Miracle Mile Canyon Run on the Giant Golden Stone Hatch. Our Guide Ryan Stefek had 40 plus dry fly takes yesterday between two clients, and it was one clients first ever dry fly experience! Pictured left here is Steve from Denver with an average rainbow taken on a size 2 dry fly! Get here asap we have lodging, private access, and the guides who know where and when the BEST dry fly fishing is. Call or email today the Golden Stones will only last another 10-14days. Book with Grey Reef Anglers 307-267-2559 Jason or Judi.
6/25/12 Hatches pick up steam with added heat…To say its been hot is a slight understatement, we have been beating the heat with early start times and wet wading when possible to cool down from these mid 90degree days. Hatches are starting to really pick up, yellow sallies strong on the lower river, with caddis driving fish to the surface for some great dry fly action! We did a daylight to dark run yesterday and had mixed success. As you can imagine things were real good in the morning, landed 5 brown trout all on streamers, then added this big 23 inch rainbow pictured left on the nymph rig, this fish ate a crawdad pattern deep, the late evening streamer bite was off but then again we had trout rising to dry flies everywhere, but my clients wanted to stick it out and chuck the big streamers and try for that trophy instead, good for you guys! However we could have caught a large number of fish on dries, we will be back tonight to get them. Overall fishing at both the Miracle Mile and the Grey Reef are good to excellent. For your next float trip call Jason or Judy at 307-267-2559
6/22/12 Streamers producing brown trout daily… why is this significant? The Grey Reef tailwater from Grey Reef Dam downstream to Casper, WY has a population density of brown trout that ranges from 2%-6% brown trout, all other trout are either rainbow, cutthroat, or cuttbow. Despite these low percentages of Brown Trout we have been experiencing days lately that have been producing brown trout with more regularity, no doubt due to the way we are fishing. Streamers yesterday produced two browns, the smaller of the two pictured left here with John of Lafayette, Colorado. John also hooked up a much bigger brown yesterday that jumped twice and eventually shook his streamer fly loose. Summer is one of the very best times for a true trophy brown trout to be taken on a streamer. Although Grey Reef’s percentages of brown trout are small, many of these brown trout exceed the 25inch mark. For your chance to catch one of these great fish give Jason or Judi a call 307-267-2559 and book your next float trip.
6/19/12 Casper Cutthroats Baseball Player make splash…Just got off the river and the trout are eating everything in sight, had two absolute beginners today, never touched a fly rod, we had 30-35 hookups and 20 plus trout to the net! One of the better fish of the day was caught by Clayton Truex of the Casper Cutthroats Baseball Team; he was accompanied by his father Greg on a fathers day gift from his mother Carol. Clayton pictured left here took this nice cutthroat trout on a crawdad pattern, Clayton kindly released this cutty back to the North Platte River. You can Catch Clayton and the Cutthroats Baseball Team tonight in action versus Loveland in some very entertaining summer baseball, game starts at 6:30pm here in Casper. For your next float trip and lodging call Jason or Judi at 307-267-2559
6/16/12 Dries, Streamers, Nymphs are all producing…I love this time of the year at the Grey Reef as you have so many techniques that work well for putting clients on trout. Yesterday I floated from our Grey Reef Lodge downstream to Bessemer Bridge, didn’t see a single boat the entire day, my clients just got off the San Juan River where you see 20boats upstream and down the entire day, well NOT here, it’s a case of fantastic fly fishing and supreme solitude. All of our guides are experiencing good fishing but the lower Grey Reef has been offering up big brown trout on streamers, we got two of those big boys yesterday as Tony Hansard from Texas had his hand at some hard fighting trout chasing the streamers right up to the boat! We also have been taking trout on dries as well as the nymphing rigs. Great Caddis hatch on the lower river last night as we took trout on dries right out the back door of our lodge. Call Jason or Judi to book your float trip today, remember we have lodging overlooking the North Platte River along with Private Access and Private Boat Ramps. Call 307-267-2559
6/12/12 Trout TV on ABC…just finished a two day TV shoot with the boys from Trout TV, a special thanks to Rich and Bob for all the hard work they put in, and thanks Rich for letting me catch a few fish as well. Grey Reef Anglers will be seen on Trout TV in February, we had several big trout taken on the streamer, including a big male brown trout Rich caught at the Miracle Mile, I will post air dates as we get closer…

6/6/12 Dry Fly Fishing has officially began…Two of our guides were out yesterday and report that the fishing was fantastic, they also reported that in a one hour period yesterday in a specific spot on the river they combined had a dozen trout eat a hopper and or a Yellow sally dry fly. Hopper takes in June? They also said they had several other fish flash the dry fly but not take it. I think the dry fly fishing this year is going to be incredible if we are already getting fish on hoppers in June! To get in on this early dry action call Jason or Judi to book your float trip today, remember we have lodging overlooking the North Platte River along with Private Access and Private Boat Ramps. Call 307-267-2559100_2665
6/3/12 Grey Reef Tailwater is fishing fantastic…TROUT TV ARRIVES…Both the upper and lower stretches of the Grey Reef Tailwater all the way to Casper are fishing great right now, we are experiencing average flows for this time of year (3500cfs) and water clarity for us is very clear. This time of year it always happens, folks call about trips and the first question they ask is “are you guys blown out from runoff” well just to set things straight we rarely get blown out on these tailwaters. In fact I have never even witnessed the Miracle Mile blown out, it simply doesn’t happen. So this time of year is a great time to check out our clear waters, grab one of our guides and experience the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile from a drift boat. My clients have been really enjoying the combination of getting to float the Miracle Mile as well as the Grey Reef during their fly fishing vacation here in the Casper area. NOTE: Trout TV is coming to Casper to shoot a show with us (Grey Reef Anglers) on Streamer Fishing the North Platte River at Grey Reef & Miracle Mile, we are hosting a dinner party at the Lodge, meet and greet the host of Trout TV, and eat some great food the night of June 12th. If you are interested in attending or want to book a float trip please call Jason or Judi @307-267-2559
5/31/12 Grey Reef Fishing Report…guides and clients alike are enjoying some fantastic weather and great fly fishing. Today it’s supposed to be 80degrees. The hatches on the upper Grey Reef are Blue Winged Olives (BWO’s) and midges. On the lower Grey Reef below our Grey Reef Lodge we have several hatches going on including some PMD’s (Pale Morning Duns), BWO’s, Evening Caddis and yes a few Yellow Sally Stoneflies are starting to show up in better numbers. Fishing on both sections is very good right now with the better streamer fishing being on the lower river. We just finished up guiding the Barry family group, new comer Dillion who is 11yrs old took the Grey Reef by storm on day one of three days and had over 10 trout to the net on his first ever day of fly fishing. It’s a real testimony to our guides and their experience level when they can take an 11yr old boy and put him on fish all day, guides Jesse, Hooly, and Luke all put in fantastic days with this group and my hats off to them and the effort they put out to keep clients having fun and catching lots of trout on the fly rod. To book your Grey Reef Trip Call Jason or Judi @307-267-2559 today, we have guides available to show you a great time on the water.
5/24/12 Grey Reef/Miracle Mile continues to fish extremely well…Our guides are using small flies and fishing the slow water and its paying off. Clients are enjoying 40-60 hookups a day per boat and the trout are fighting harder each day, its kinda hard to explain but as these water temps get up into the low fifties the trout begin to experience rapid growth combined with the perfect combination between cool water and great dissolved oxygen supply…the result is a bunch of fish that rip line off reels when hooked up and many bent hooks and broken lines, exactly what we are experiencing now! My personal opinion is that June might be the best overall time to fish the Grey Reef because the fish are super strong and fight harder than during the spawning period; in addition the streamer bite begins to pick up. Flies: blood worm, bwo emergers, bead head split nymph, rhinestone, Kado midge, Murphy midge, crystal midge, all working great! Starting to pump fish with PMD’s in them so it shouldn’t be long and the PMD and Yellow Sallies will be poppin. Availability: We May 29-31 open, We have some availability the first three weeks of June, call for specific dates. Jason or Judi 307-267-2559
5/19/12 Wow the fishing is just getting better each day…despite the higher flows the fishing at the Grey Reef is amazing right now, today we had three boats out and each boat had big numbers and big fish. Dan Morgan of Colorado in Guide Hooly’s boat landed a 23incher along with his son they both had just a great day. The trout started off eating red midge larva and bwo nymphs and by days end were eating leeches and blood worms. The Grey Reef has good clear water all the way downstream some 40miles. We have been floating down below our lodge facility and the streamer bite has been fantastic. Zack pictured left here was out with us for his first ever fly fishing day. For a novice fly fisher Zack took great advantage of some first class guiding and had an amazing day landing multiple trout over 20 inches and plenty of solid 17-19inch rainbows like this one in the picture.

Reminder June is one of the best months of the year to be here for the Grey Reef. Why? Water temps are perfect for trout around 55 degrees in June and we see more backing in June than any other time of year as the fish fight harder than ever. We have lodging available and guides ready to show you a great time, call Jason or Judi @ 307-267-2559
5/16/12 Miracle Mile/Grey Reef Combo Trips…Trout are off the spawn and moving. The fishing has been great, both at the “Mile” and Grey Reef have been fishing excellent, the trout are done spawning but now it’s the sucker spawn that is in full swing. We pumped trout stomachs yesterday and everyone had sucker eggs in them. Also we have had some sporadic Yellow Sally activity on the lower Grey Reef. STREAMER bite has been very good on all sections especially if you’re using the right colors, moving a lot of fish! I was at the Miracle Mile yesterday and Robbin one of my clients pictured left here caught several rainbows like this all from the drift boat. We caught fish on bow river buggers, crawdads, leeches, bwo’s, and red midge larva. The trout have no doubt come off the spawn and moved into much less fished waters, I’m noticing a lot of guides and regular fishermen struggling to catch fish…remember trout move to slower water after the spawn to recuperate from much energy spent. Our guides and myself have been very busy, boats out every day, all having great success, we have some availability during weekdays but no open weekends until June 2,3. Give us a call and get your dates nailed down for June, remember June is our PMD and Yellow Sally month and some good dry fly action takes place. Call Jason or Judi @ 307-267-2559
5/11/12 Nymphing & Streamers both producing great fish on the lower Grey Reef…OurClients are just having a ton of fun with the fly fishing options we have right now on the lower river, lately I have been putting in on the river at our private boat ramp and floating 12 miles of the lower Grey Reef. The trout down low are big and healthy coming off the spawn, both nymph fishing and streamer fishing is producing nice big fish. Today my clients Colton and Jon from Eagle, Colorado caught fish on the entire float from ramp to ramp without seeing another boat the entire day! You can have fantastic fishing but to have both solitude and fantastic fishing is becoming more and more rare these days, we are truly spoiled with the private access and lack of boaters down low. You can have all the wade access you want on the upper 8 miles of Grey Reef but with 40 plus boats a day floating right over the top of your indicators it doesn’t do you much good. I’ll take the lower river solitude any day. Note: One Prime Opening May 25 just came available for multiple boats, give Jason or Judi a call to book
5/8/12 Grey Reef and Miracle Mile Tailwater Float Trips… All of our trips are going great, guides Jesse, Hooly, Luke, and Ryan just got off the river and all 4 boats having great success on both the upper river Saturday, and lower river Sunday and Monday. Monday was especially nice as we enjoyed the entire lower river at Grey Reef to ourselves, didn’t see a single boat all day! The Grey Reef flows have settled out at 1750cfs, that influx has put off some of the blue wing hatches but still a strong morning midge hatch. The trout our guides are putting clients on are real healthy coming off the spawn and we are in that transition period where most if not all the fish are done spawning and moving into areas of the river with less current to recover from energy spent on the spawn. Our guides are finding fish very spread out in all water types and the mini rig is becoming very effective for certain types of water.This picture left was of a nice trout landed and released Friday by guide Ryan, he and his clients enjoyed a great day floating the Mile Friday. Trout are eating a true mixed bag of things right now including, scuds, midges, caddis larva, bwo’s, even a few sally nymphs showing up in the fish pumps. Give us a call at 307-267-2559 and line up your combination Miracle_Mile_Ryan_1
5/4/12 Flows bumped up at Reef and Freemont Canyon…Flows went up yesterday at the Reef to 2500cfs and Freemont went to 2000cfs. The Grey Reef water clarity remains excellent but Freemont might be a couple days clearing out as we had a guide fishing Freemont yesterday and when the flows came up the water clarity went to chocolate milk, however this should be cleared out quickly. Fishing the Mile and Grey Reef remains excellent with our clients having spectacular days!
4/29/12 North Platte River produces another great day…all of this weekend’s trips went awesome with clients across the board having tremendous days on the water. Hooly who guided for us on the upper Grey Reef today just got off the river and says it was a big fish day for sure, her clients who fish the San Juan and Green River were very impressed with the Grey Reef’s trout size and overall numbers of healthy clean fish it has to offer. We did have one very big disappointment on Friday as my clients and I hit the lower Grey Reef for a day dominated by big fish on streamers, the downside was big winds and Chuck from VA lost a brown trout of a lifetime that came unhooked at the boat, the big brown was in excess of 30inches, sorry Chuck better luck next time on the big brown trout. Saturday Chuck got a crack at big fish with a guided trip from us to the Miracle Mile, this time Chuck and partner Tyler had the upper hand on big fish as both fellas landed very respectable rainbows, the biggest being this big male rainbow that Chuck landed (picture above), this fish measured in just under 25inches! Congrats Chuck…too bad you lost the big one the day before, but I would take that rainbow for a consolation prize any day!
4/25/12 Grey Reef very consistant for big trout…Lower river very clear all the way through town, did a quick streamer run late last night and we had good success stripping big flies for trout, fast water seems to be producing the best right now for streamers, but we did take a few fish on small white streamers in slower water as well.

Overall this springs fishing just might go down as some of the best fishing we have seen in years on the Grey Reef, all of our guides and clients coming in with great comments about spectacular fishing! The lower river especially right now is fishing great and we happen to have a private ramp that each day we put on puts us ahead of everyone else.

Ooops Fish slipped!

4/21/12 The lower river continues to produce… we had two boats on the lower river today…our private boat ramp pays off again as we only seen 1 other boat all day! Mike in my boat pictured left here caught two brown trout, this one in the Shoshone Hole on a leech pattern was one of countless trout taken on the nymph rig. Today was the best of all three worlds, big fish, big numbers, NO crowds. A lot can be said for floating 13 miles of river and only seeing one other floater, thats my kind of solitude, which is one thing we go out of our way to do when you hire our guides for a day on the water, solitude, personable guides that know the river like the back of their hand, and a river full of big trout…throw in some awesome weather and its simply paradise for fly fishermen.
4/16/12 Another great day on Grey Reef…even some dry fly action! The fishing below Grey Reef continues to be excellent this morning was a cool start had a bit of snow over- night, made for beautiful scenery. My clients had 11 doubles on the day that’s how good the fishing was, just amazing fishing we never count fish total but had to be another 60-70 fish day. We even got in on some great dry fly action on blue winged-olives as many trout were up sipping dries, get here while it lasts. When nymph fishing we caught trout on bwo emergers, red midge larva, and eggs. Looks like the spawn is about 50% done, came and went fast this year with the early warm temps. Did I mention another day on the water and NO WIND, it’s making for a bunch of very pleased customers.
4/13/12 Epic days continue on Grey Reef… Both boats we had on the water today did extremely well, lots of trout eating a large variety of flies for us today including, natural leech, chocolate leech, pal’s, lazy’s, red worm, bwo emergers, bwo flashbacks, hot head leech, and even caught a few on streamers…my clients today Clark and Jerry from Colorado landed more trout than they have ever seen in one day, it was crazy well over 70 trout to the hand between two guys.

Best thing is we had a lot of fun giving each other some good ribbing while enjoying an amazing day on the water, especially all those flies Clark kept breaking off on big fish.
4/11/12 Grey Reef weather and fishing is incredible right now! Just got off the river, been floating Grey Reef Dam to Gov. Bridge a bunch and the fishing is awesome right now. Jim my client the last few days landed 10 trout over 20inches today and had one trout that measured out at 23inches. Jim has fished with me for years and he thinks this was the best two days of fly fishing he’s ever witnessed at Grey Reef with landed fish numbering over 40 for one person! I totally agree and the best part is we are not seeing any boats at all, 2-3 boats a day floating to the Bridge and 6-8 a day to Lusby, the river is very quiet. Good a.m. midge hatch fallowed up by a 10am-2pm bwo hatch that we even could have taken a lot of fish on dry flies. Get here now…call us @307-267-2559
4/9/12 Grey Reef is on fire! Fishing right now is un-believable, our clients are enjoying really nice weather, like May weather, and having awesome fishing days on the Grey Reef. My client today Paul from Las Vegas, NV had a real big numbers day and caught some good quality trout.
Get here now….

Paul pictured left here displaying a nice trout he caught today on a size 18 bwo emerger. NO WIND the entire day!
As an intermediate level fishermen Paul landed over 35 trout today!
4/7/12 Grey Reef Fishing is crazy good right now! My clients Fran and Jim from Wyoming today just had an awesome day of fishing, we caught a bunch of healthy trout, floated the upper from grey reef dam down stream to government bridge. Fran landed this nice cutbow to finish the day out, and if I’m right Jim is probably still on the river now as he just couldn’t get enough fish to the net, he landed over 20 himself!
4/4/12 Grey Reef fishing well despite flush, get your booking in now the flush ends this friday.
70 degrees today and suppose to be the same for tomorrow, remember we have multiple options to fly fish other waters during the flush and we also are putting boats out after 11am when the flows below Grey Reef Dam are back down to 500cfs.

4/1/12 Hooly pictured here left with an average rainbow caught on a midge pattern.

3/26/12 Grey Reef weekend fishing great especially with no wind and 75degrees, we slept with the windows open last night, insane! Only 6-8boats on the upper stretch yesterday so no real competition for water you have the whole river to yourself on the weekdays right now. We can get you in on most weekdays in April right now but weekends are filling fast with just a few boats available here and there so get on the books quick for a Grey Reef or Miracle Mile float trip in April. Call us anytime 307-267-2559 and come fish with a very friendly and highly experienced guide staff.

3/22/12 Weather is unbelievable now, low 70’s for the weekend and NO wind at all right now, get here and enjoy it, great weather, great fishing on Grey Reef.
Flush Scheduled for April 2-6

3/20/12 Grey Reef Report: Got a bit of snow last night melted fast, allo gone now, river is a bit muddy but should be clear by morning, expect fishing to be great as temps are awesome for March fishing, give us a call we will get you on the river this weekend, 307-267-2559.

3/13/2012 Grey Reef Float Trips? Whats it like in March? Expectations? Just want early bird clients to have some understanding of what to expect this time of year on the Grey Reef. If your within driving distance of Casper, WY then picking the right day and watching the forecast is important. Unless you relish fly fishing in 65+mph winds, call us or for a weather update, often what is predicted for Casper is NOT what is reality at Grey Reef. I call this the Grey Reef anomaly, often times you leave Casper in the am, wind howling, only to drive out to Grey Reef, some 20+miles upstream and find the winds dead calm, sunny and great conditions for float fishing. This isn’t the case every time but it happens a lot. Secondly March float trips can offer some great fishing opportunities for large pre-spawn rainbow trout. I had a client call and tell me that he called another outfitter and they claimed that mid march was the peak of the spawning rainbows, thats completely false. Most of our trout spawn each year in April and May and the peak of the spawn generally is the last week in April first week in May depending on water temps. Mid March finds most fish in slow tail outs and water that is much more related to winter habitat, deep slow runs. Most fish, not all, tend to fight much less this time of spring as well. Better off waiting until at least April 1 to let water temps climb and get the most bang for your buck when paying for a float trip. Expectations? March fishing varies day to day like any time of the year but most of the time between two guys floating with a competent guide you should expect to hook up 20-30 trout, but its fishing and much of it depends on angler experience. Outfitters boasting 100+ fish days are over exaggerating what is reality in March on the Grey Reef.

2/22/12 Fishing on the Grey Reef has been consistent with some great days especially when cloudy, if weather isn’t a concern for you then we have some great pre-spawn float trips going on right now. Contact us @ 307-267-2559 or email us at info@greyreefanglers.com

2/21/11 When Is the Best time to fish Grey Reef/Miracle Mile? That’s a question we hear a lot from perspective clients, and the answer is whenever you get the opportunity, in fact we are doing trips now and the fishing has been good. At GRA we are blessed with awesome fishing guides and they are able to put you on trout year round on the Grey Reef & Miracle Mile. The question I always ask clients is what type of weather do you like to fly fish in? The answer to that question will often determine the time of season you want to book your float trip. The fact is if weather isn’t a factor to you and your prepared for whatever weather conditions might exist then get here now and experience the river all to yourself. Take a second and take a look at what I use as a general guideline for our season, then you decide what time is best to come fish the North Platte River.

March – May
By far the best overall time of year for numbers of trout to the net. Unpredictable weather, but who cares when your catching that many trophy trout!

June – August
Weather is much nicer and dry fly fishing is great, especially the hoppers & stoneflies!
Great time for huge trout on streamers as well. This time of year produces more huge brown trout than any other time period.

The forgotten season that produces huge fish and again big numbers of trout like in the spring. The big attraction of coarse is the brown trout spawning and the great streamer action as a result.
2/8/12 Grey Reef Anglers April Lodging Update. Spring lodge dates are filling quickly, have two prime spots open they are April 7,8 – up to 6 guests and April 14,15 – up to 4 guests. Day trips available upon request. Go to our Contact Page to send us an email or call 307-267-2559.
February/March Float Trips – watch the weather pick your day we have guides ready and available for our special early bird day float trips for the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile.

Early Bird Float Trip Special – $300/two people, $275/single Offer good from February 1 – March 31, 2012. Includes Private Access, Lunch, Flies, Rods if needed, basically show up and we can outfit you if needed. Comes out to $150/person for a full day guided trip, can’t beat that.
1/10/12 North Platte River Water May Be Released Early. Bureau of Reclamation Officials are considering releasing water from the reservoirs upstream of Casper as early as February. An article in the Casper Newspaper explains… link to article.
What does this mean for fishing and how will it affect our season? This is potentially a good thing as it would limit the likelihood of experiencing the same off-the record flows we had last year and could make the flows on the North Platte at Grey Reef much more consistent for the season. Consistent is just what “trout” respond to in our tail waters. The more consistent the flows remain the better the fishing tends to be, when flows on the North Platte are drastically changed this tends to slow the fishing down with the exception of our fall drop which typically creates some amazing streamer fishing. If water is released early I am hopefull that flows will at least remain down so the river stays inside its banks, which is good for everyone. We will keep you posted as river conditions change throughout the season.

To view previous year Fishing Reports click below:
Grey Reef Fishing Reports – 2011
Grey Reef Fishing Reports – 2010
Grey Reef Fishing Reports – 2009

Fished an alternative stretch of the North Platte River today and was pleasantly surprised to find fish feeding on the surface all day! Wierd thing was it didn’t seem to be fly specific, caught fish on yellow humpies, elk hair caddis, and various hopper patterns. Streamers and nymphs didn’t produce much so stayed with the dries all day. You might even try ?dragging? a dry fly upstream and see what happens!

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