Fremont Canyon Fishing Report | North Platte River | March 21, 2017
FREMONT CANYON FISHING REPORT | NORTH PLATTE RIVER | MARCH 21, 2017
If you plan to fish The North Platte River, put the Cardwell stretch at Fremont Canyon on your to-do list. This beautiful area is a very popular attraction for fly anglers around the world. If you have weekday flexibility, take advantage and avoid the weekend crowds.
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Rockworms in a #14-18 in red and purple | #10-12 Pine Squirrel Leeches in Natural, Rust, & Brown | #10-16 UV Reef Sticker | #8-12 Scuds in orange, olive, tan, grey, pink | #16-18 Juju Baetis | JR’s BWO nymph | Barr’s Emergers | Any Midge pattern #18-22, if you have to, go with micro bugs.
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FREMONT AT SPRING PEAK!
Fremont Canyon is in its peak fishing season for Giants! Flows are holding around 75cfs. The Canyon flows will stay around 75 cfs until the Bureau Of Reclamation starts moving water downstream. Our snowpack is at 200% and we have already been informed that Pathfinder will once again flow over the dam causing extreme water conditions in the Fremont Canyon stretch. Click on our Real Time Flow Chart (below) for up-to-date river flows. The snow melt this spring will affect all Tailwaters on the North Platte River system throughout the summer.
Currently, the Rainbows are spawning, and the word is out about the incredible fishing. There is an abundance of of wade fisherman on the Cardwell stretch, especially on weekends. Please respect each other and 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. Avoid the shallow gravel areas and stick to the deeper runs and tail-outs. The Canyon is a more technical fishery as compared to the Upper N. Platte, Miracle Mile, and Grey Reef sections. Downsize leaders, tippets, and bugs for increased success. Be STEALTHY!
We encourage sportsmanlike conduct to help preserve this incredible natural resource. Education and awareness on this topic provides continued production and a healthy and strong river system for generations to come.