For our purposes, the Miracle Mile and Grey Reef tailwaters make up the lower North Platte. While not as aesthetically pleasing as the upper reaches of the river, the lower reaches of the river on its way to Nebraska provide year round opportunities to catch some truly large trout. While some public sections provide wade opportunities, this is primarily drift boat water for us. Below "the Mile", the river disappears into a series of reservoirs and re-emerges below Grey Reef reservoir as one of the most productive stretches of water in Wyoming. The lower river does offer some dry fly opportunities, however these stretches are primarly indicator nymphing waters where SJWs, small midges, and other tailwater offerings are snatched up by large fish that will test your equipment on a regular basis. As the water warms in the spring, or during the brown trout spawn in the fall, a double streamer rig on a sinking line can be deadly. Fast action rods in the 5-7 weight range, along with heavy leaders and tippet, are the norm in these stretches.

Float Trips

RIVER Half Day Full Day
Upper North Platte
N/A $500
Encampment N/A $500
Gray Reef N/A $425
Miracle Mile
N/A $450
Cache La Poudre
$325 N/A

* Prices are for one boat with a max of 2 anglers per boat.

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE BEVERAGES & SNACKS. FULL DAY TRIPS INCLUDE A LUNCH. FLIES & LEADERS NOT INCLUDED ON WALK-WADE TRIPS AND HALF DAY FLOATS.To book your Gray Reef or Miracle Mile Float Trip please call the shop at (970)498-8968.