Encampment River Report
Current Streamflow : 948 cfs at the Encampment and Platte confluence.
Encampment River Report :
We are approaching prime time for the Encampment. Flows are still high up here but as they continue to drop, both wade fishing and floating become premier. It's about time to bust out the big dry fly boxes. The drakes are expected to come and go in the next few weeks, but caddis will hang around a bit longer with some other awesome hatches occurring in-between. With the flows at the level they are, we will be sending our guides out here in the coming weeks to wrangle some impressive Encampment fish on dries. Dry dropper and double dries will definitely tempt fish this time of year.
As with further down river on the Platte, big bugs will be name of the game. Colored up water and heavy double nymphs rigs fished to the edges are going to be key until we get past peak flows and see better clarity. Streamers are never a bad idea up here but don’t expect a whole lot of numbers. This is a quality not quantity game!
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Dries: Chubbies #6-10, PMX #10-12, Amy's Ant #8, Tan Foam PMX #8-12, Cousin It #6-10, Elk Hair Caddis #14-16, Peacock Caddis #14-16, Para Caddis #14-16, Fav Dun #12, Stimi #10-16, Chew Toy #10-16, Film Critic Green Drake #12, Hairwing Drake #14
Nymphs: DB Peacock Stone #8-10, Gold Biot Stone #8-14, Epoxy Stone #8-10, Stone Bomb #10-14, Tung Trip Saver #12, Girdle Bug #6-8, Trina's Montana Prince #10, Prince Nymphs, #8-10, Hotwire Prince#12-14, Wired Stones # 10-14, Sparkle Worms, Guides Choice Hares Ear #12-14, Tung Swing Caddis #14-18, Copper John #12-20
Steamers: Dungeons, Peanut Envy's, Sparkle Minnows, Goldie's
The 2017 float season is right around the corner! Give us a call at (970) 498-8968 and ask about our Encampent and Upper North Platte float trips!