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Northgate Canyon
Current:   62 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   62 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   60 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   62 cfs
Gage Height:   2.19 ft

The reef has been excellent with hoppers. The mile has been more excellent-er with hoppers. Float fishing has been the most productive way to fish these stretches of the North Platte. Fish are holding tight on the banks waiting for a winged meal to plop in front of them. Twitching the hopper has produced some really violent takes. 3X to the hopper has been the norm. Dropping a BH p-tail on 4X can fill the time between eats. If the fish are being pickier mid-day, throwing a Para Adams off the back can do some serious damage. Being tailwaters, these fish are remaining quite happy with the cooler water temps. Tricos, PMD's, quills, drakes, and caddis are all coming off. Streamers have been really good, goldies, sparkle minnows, rusty trombone, geisha girl, heisenberg all turning their fare share. If you find pods of working fish, pull over below them and work your way back up. The mile has turned into a summer playground for not only anglers but people recreating in all types. Campsites may be filled but the fishing hole may be untouched.

Northgate Canyon has dropped significantly, and the float fishing has more or less come to an end, but the wade fishing has been just epic lately! All of the flies mentioned above/below will work well, but I personally enjoy streamer fishing most of all when it comes to the Six Mile Gap area. Anything with yellow legs will do the trick!

If you have a few days, its worth the drive...Get up there!

Report Updated On: 08/14/2019
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