North Platte River

Casper, Wyoming

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Big, untamed river in the south; marvelous tailwaters to the north. Rising in a bowl between the Rocky and Medicine Bow Mountains in Colorado, the North Platte flows for some 30 miles before surging into Wyoming as a small but mature trout stream. Near the junction of the Encampment, another fine trout stream, the river enters the high plains and runs free until penned up by the big dam at the head of a gorge the Seminoe Mountains about 100 miles north of the border. Below Seminoe Dam is tiny Kortes Dam and downstream from that begins the fabled Miracle Mile. After stuttering through Pathfinder and Alcova reservoirs, the river continues as a trout fishery to Government Bridge, about 17 miles southwest of Casper. With more than 150 miles of river, you’d need a month to see it all, let alone fish it. Species: Brown, rainbow. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing.
America's 100 Best Trout Streams

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America's 100 Best Trout Streams

by John Ross (Falcon Guides)

Big, untamed river in the south; marvelous tailwaters to the north. Rising in a bowl between the Rocky and Medicine Bow Mountains in Colorado, the North Platte flows for some 30 miles before surging into Wyoming as a small but mature trout stream. Near the junction of the Encampment, another fine trout stream, the river enters the high plains and runs free until penned up by the big dam at the head of a gorge the Seminoe Mountains about 100 miles north of the border.

Below Seminoe Dam is tiny Kortes Dam and downstream from that begins the fabled Miracle Mile. After stuttering through Pathfinder and Alcova reservoirs, the river continues as a trout fishery to Government Bridge, about 17 miles southwest of Casper. With more than 150 miles of river, you’d need a month to see it all, let alone fish it. Species: Brown, rainbow. Angling methods: spin, and fly-fishing.

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Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Casper
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: Year-round
Local Maps: Wyoming DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to North Platte River

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8/1/2011
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Visited Miracle Mile, WY on the North Platte in 4/2011 and again in 8/2011. In April the water was up higher than I have ever seen and running quite swift and was cloudy. Returned in 8/2011, the waters were down some but still over the banks, water was muddy. This is still my favorite fishing spot so will try again in 2012.



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