Upper North Platte River Report
Current Streamflow @ Upper North Platte: 528 cfs
Flows on the North Platte are slowly descending which is great news! Fish are going to start spreading out through the river. This section has been swarming with caddis, yellow sallies, PMD's, Cicada's and especially golden stones. Dry dropper rigs with a big foamy dry, and a caddis larva, or yellow sally nymph dropped 2ft underneath is an effective rig this time of year. Then swapping the nymph for a second dry fly if the hatch starts to pop. The water gets warm here in the middle parts of the day, get out from sun rise to noon and take a long lunch while the sun is high and hot if you want to find actively feeding fish.
This time of year, don't be afraid to throw some meat. With higher water big fish feel safe chasing down big streamers. Make sure to cover lots of water, but fishing Dungeons in a variety of colors, sparkle minnows, and Peanut Envy's will all move fish on the right day.
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Chubby Chernobyl #10-14, Amy's Ants #10-8, Black Foam PMX #12-8, Cousin It #10-8, EC Caddis #14-18, Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Headlight Sally #14-18
Nymphs: Girdle Bugs #812, Prince Nymphs #10-8, DB Peacock Stones #10-6, Tung Trip Saver #12, Biot Epoxy Stone #12-8, Wired Stones #14-10, Tung 20 Inchers #12-10, Stone Bomb #14-10, Trina's Montana Prince #10, Sparkle Worms #10, Guides Choice Hare's Ear #12-10,
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