River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1590 cfs
River Statistics:
»Northgate Canyon
Current:   1590 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1590 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1600 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1590 cfs
Gage Height:   4.78 ft

Flows have gone up on all three tailwater sections on the North Platte, but fishing remains really good with bigger, flashier nymph rigs. Leeches and worms have been the crucial menu items as of late, with Stones picking up a fair number of fish as well. Running smaller, more inconspicuous flies behind one of these larger flies at point can also be a good bet- think Zebra Midges, Bling Midges, or any other small midge pattern you fancy. Also a foam back merger, Rs2, or BWO nymph will do very well. With the higher flows, it's appropriate to size up in tippet- 3x will do just fine for most situations, and you should only really need to size down for those smaller dropped flies, 4x max. If you have a sink tip, streamers can be very good right now too. As the water temps go up in the sweet spot, fish will actively move for a fly. Big water is great for hooking into a fish of a lifetime so keep an eye out and set the shit out of hook! In addition to the Platte think about the plethora of still water options in Norther CO and Southern Wyoming. Laramie Plains lakes have been banging lately. Chironomids under an indicator is a great way to start. Also leeches, worms and callibaetis nymphs will do well too. I like to belly boat and chuck streamers at the banks. A good workout and tons of fun.

Report Updated On: 06/12/2017
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