The Miracle Mile is a taiwater associated with a series of reservoirs in central Wyoming. As you float the Mile, which is about 50 miles southwest of Casper, you will enjoy 360 degree views of rugged, granite mountains and clean Wyoming air. The Mile is known for its unmatched scenery, remote setting, and of course the opportunity to chase trophy trout.
The Miracle Mile earned its appellation due to the numbers of trout that local fishermen are in the habit of pulling from her waters. The fish population at the Mile is about a 50/50 split of Rainbows to Browns, and it is worth noting that many trophy trout have been caught in these tailwaters.
The mile draws anglers from far and wide to come fish its waters. This is partially due to the higher than average trout size and partially due to the views that the Mile offers. The stretch of water also tends to have a little more technical fishing. Due to this, if anglers have not done much fly fishing, we typically suggest fishing one day on the Reef before heading out to the Mile. This allows anglers to get their casting and landing skills in order before chasing these coveted trout. The Mile will test your skills as an angler, but the opportunity to add a PR trout under your belt is what keeps anglers coming back time after time.
We offer float and walk wade trips on the Mile. Our guides also offer superior knowledge and camping spots and public access points. This is also a great section of water for anglers that enjoy throwing a switch or spey rod for trout.
The “Mile” is actually about five and half miles of incredible fishing as the North Platte flows into the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. Although it is a tailwater, it fishes more like a freestone river. Many anglers draw a comparison to the Madison River when thinking of the Mile. We offer float and walk wade trips on the Mile, great camping opportunities, and good access.
I have had the pleasure of fishing with the Ugly Bug for almost 20 years. This year was my absolute favorite! I was able to finally take my son for his first experience in a Blue Ribbon fishery
I spent a week in July fishing with Ugly Bug guides Justin, Troy, and Addie (also at the shop) on the North Platte catching rainbows, cutthroats, and browns. I have fly fished most of my adult years, and this was by far the best trip of my life.
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My husband and I booked a trip with Ugly Bug for our 31st anniversary and were thrilled (mostly my husband) to go on this once in a lifetime excursion with their female guide, Addie Dees, on the Platte River.
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