Map for Fly Fishing at Grey Reef Ranch by Crazy Rainbow in Wyoming
Apr, 03 2018

Kickoff to Spring Fishing on the North Platte!

Spring Fishing Report 04/03/2018

Spring Report:

Spring is here, and with it comes spawning trout. So we all need to remember the section between the cables below the dam is off limits between April 1st through the 30th. They will patrol this section and fine you if you are caught. Honestly, it’s just best for you and the fish to leave this section alone. Also important when you are wade fishing is to pay attention where you are walking as to not step on any Redds. It is even more important not to target these fish as they are spawning. We need a successful spawning period where fish are not pressured and their spawning grounds remain undisturbed.

Nymphing:

Fishing has been productive with eggs being a go to pattern. Leeches,  Annelids,  and midges have also been very productive as well.

Recommended Flies:

  • Leeches (Brown, and Natural) Size 10
  • Midges (Pal, and McGrubber) Size 18
  • Eggs (Green, and Red Glo-Bug) Size 16
  • Annelids (Purple) Size 14

Streamer Fishing:

Streamer Fishing on the lower section of the river has been very productive with olive and white streamers being the ticket. The lower section will require an intermediate line while using slow and sharp strips.

Recommended Streamers:

  • Rusty Trombone Size 4
  • Articulated Goldie Size Size 4

This is Wyoming in the spring time, so it is important to remember to pay very close attention to the weather as it usually changes throughout the day. If you are planning a trip, bring enough gear for a cold and snowy morning and a rainy or windy afternoon. However, do not let Wyoming’s spring weather deter you as our spring fishing can be some of the best fishing of the season.

Here at the Ugly Bug we are excited to kick this season off and to be your go to fly shop and guide service in Casper, Wyoming, We have lots of availability for guided trips and lodging. Not to mention our online shopping is easy and fast with free shipping on all orders over $50.00 dollars. Thanks again and Tight Lines!

Fly Fishing Quote of the Day:

“The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.”
-John Gierach “Fly Fishing the High Country”

 

 

 

 

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