Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beat the cold with hot fishing on North Platte










Freezing temps, snow, wind & hot fish. Doesn't sound that bad does it? For anglers willing to drive a few hours north and layer up correctly it 's easy to forget about elements for a short while, releasing big trout.




Fishing the North Platte beneath the reservoir system in central Wyoming can be quite good this time of year. Gray Reef, Freemont Canyon, and the Miracle Mile are all fishing well, despite persistant wind and occasional snow. Flow levels and the number of fish sharing the same winter water (deep runs, pools, and tail outs) make this an ideal time to wade fish as when you catch one fish you can probably find several others within the same piece of water. Nymphing with scuds, red annelids, midges and eggs produced fish up to 22'' - in fact we only caught a couple smaller than 16"! Pressure was light and we were able to move from hole to hole at our leisure. Take advantage of this great fishing before the crowds of April arrive!

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