Reply by: Steelhead Posted: 6/13/2014 11:53:40 AM Points: 1465
The North Platte is running at 2500 cfs and is slowly dropping. It’s a different year up here and it’s the highest the river has been during this time since 1984, wow! What a scrub this drainage is getting though, and fishing later in the season for the canyon should be epic! We hit peak run off and the water is slowly coming down. The Salmon flies are coming off in great numbers and currently there are bugs from North gate to Big Creek. At this level the river is tough to wade fish but the float fishing is great. While floating a dry dropper rig fished tight to the banks will be the ticket. We like to throw a big foam Salmon fly and drop a black Pat’s rubber leg nymph about three feet below it. Streamers will also be a go to rig while floating the Platte. In high water we like to us a two-fly streamer rig with a big flashy white or yellow bug in front followed buy a small black woolly. The North Platte is a great river to float but the logistics are tough. If you would like to try this section out give us a shout, we’d love to help out.