North Platte River Fly Fishing Report

River Information

While perhaps not as well known as its more "downstream" stretches in Wyoming, the North Platte river begins its life in the North Park near the town of Walden. As many headwaters go, this is a willow lined, fairly small river, however still holds some impressive fish.  The North Platte is a completely wild trout fishery, comprised of mainly Brown trout and has recieved a Gold Medal distinction. 


Recommended Flies

Winter/Spring: Midges, Baetis

Summer: Caddis, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Tricos, Terrestrials, Streamers

Fall: Caddis, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers 


Seasonal Conditions

The North Platte is fishable year round, however summertime and the corresponding hatches this river see will definitely be the most productive times to fish. Dry fly fishing can be very good through the warmer months on caddis, mayflies and terrestrials. The river is home to some very large trout so spending a little time throwing a streamer could very easily lead to the fish of the trip.


River Access