Miracle Mile Fishing Report | North Platte River | Spring Fever | March 20, 2017
Miracle Mile Fishing Report | North Platte River | Wyoming Spring Fever | March 20, 2017
We are happy to announce the first day of Spring on the North Platte River! Boy it’s been a long winter.
1,200 CFS since mid – February
ON THE MENU:
Egg patterns (Orange, Pink) | San Juan worms in a variety of sizes and colors (#14-16 tan, rusty & shell pink above the bridge, #12-8 Pink, Red, & Purple) | #8-12 Pine Squirrel Leeches (Natural, Rust, & Brown) | #8-12 Black or Brown Hothead Leeches (Pine Squirrel or Mohair below the bridge) | #10-16 UV Reef Sticker | #8-12 Scuds (orange, olive, tan, grey, pink) | #16-18 Juju Baetis | JR’s BWO nymph | Barr’s Emergers | Any Midge pattern #16-18, if you have to, go to smaller flies.
Olive, Tan, Brown, Rust
Up to 7,000 fish per mile during the spawn.
The roads to the Miracle Mile are bumpy and rough, but currently clear and passable. Pay attention to weather conditions such as spring snows or rain which may change travel conditions to the Mile quickly. We recommend a high clearance and/or 4WD vehicle for traveling there, especially during inclement weather. Beware of messy road conditions to come with the snow melt this spring.
The Mile at it’s Peak
The Miracle Mile is fishing at its best. Flows are hanging around the 1,200 cfs mark and should continue to hold in that area throughout March. The Rainbows are spawning and the word is out about the incredible fishing right now. Therefore, there are A LOT of wade fisherman and floaters, especially on weekends.
Please respect the spawning fish on their beds (Redds) and observe the signs posted along the river describing the dangers to the fish and their eggs from wading and fishing those specific areas. There are many areas to fish without disrupting the natural trout reproduction process. We encourage sportsmanlike conduct to help preserve our incredible natural resources. Education and awareness on this topic provides continued production and a healthy and strong river system for generations to come.
Boats on a river have the right of way and continue to move down river so be aware when wading to decrease potential wrecks.