River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 70 cfs
River Statistics:
»Northgate Canyon
Current:   70 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   72 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   75 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   75 cfs
Gage Height:   2.45 ft

The Platte is in prime fishing season right now. Floating from The Reef to Lusby has been a popular and productive stretch. Float fishing has been good and wade fishermen have found success as well. PMD???s, golden stones, yellow sallies, tricos and caddis in the evening are the current hatches. Nymphing has been the best way to bring fish to the net. Dry fly opportunities, while they exsist are few and far between. A shorter leashed nymph rig say 4-5 feet below an indicator with weight and point flies being stones or caddis larva #14-16 with smaller midge and PMD nymphs dropped off #16-22. 3x tapered down to 4 or 5x is appropriate. Lots of moss coming off up top so cleaning your rig will be a necessity. Mornings and evenings are best as is the case with most of local waters as well. The high sun and heat puts the fish down. If you happen to find yourself out and the fishing is slow and its hot, relax underneath a tree drink a beer and wait for the sun to start to dip in the sky. Caddis has been very productive in the afternoon and evening. Pupa and larva are getting eats #18-14 are good sizes. Streamers have been good as well. Make sure you have either a sink-tip or lots of weight to get the flies down. Mornings and late evenings have been best. White and black colors have worked well. Leeches continue to produce as well as scuds, worms and eggs. Throwin the nasty always works!

Report Updated On: 07/25/2017
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