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North Platte River | Wyoming

North Platte River Fly Fishing Information

The North Platte River, in Wyoming, hosts large Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout.  The average fish will run 16-20 inches with many more reaching larger sizes.  The North Platte River does not have huge numbers of fish.  What the North Platte River lacks in numbers, it makes up for in size.  The North Platte has quite a bit of public water, but you must still be careful not to trespass on private property.  Pay attention to signs and fences and stay om public land.

North Platte River has an abundance of food.  Leeches, Scuds, Mayflies, Midges, Worms and Crayfish all keep the trout fat and happy.  You will find your self fishing heavier tippet (2-4X) and fishing moderately large flies for big fish.  Scuds always work in Fremont and this is the main food source for these fish.  Spring and Fall are great times to fish North Platte River.  In the summer, you must be careful of rattlesnakes in the canyon and tread lightly.

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North Platte River Lodging
Lodging for the North Platte River – Sloanes The Inn at Alcova – Phone: 1-307-232-1300