Below Seminoe reservoir is the famed "Miracle Mile" section
of the North Platte. This piece of water is seven miles
long and offers outstanding fishing for resident as well
as migratory trout that come up from Pathfinder Reservoir.
Quality hatches occur with the cold consistent flows
from the reservoir. Large rainbows and browns are consistently
caught throughout this section with the average size
in the 15-18 inch class with many over 20 inches. The
fall is a great time to try your luck on the large migratory
brown trout. Streamers and nymphs are always productive
in the "miracle mile". This area ends its journey at
Alcova Reservoir which is also known as Gray Reef Reservoir.
Access can be gained using Seminoe and Kortes Roads.
Below Alcova Reservoir is another tremendous tail-water
fishery. This area of river has recently been governed
with better flows resulting in an outstanding fishery,
especially for large rainbow trout, some of which reach
five plus pounds as well as an abundant supply of browns.
Floating this section is a great way to cover the water.
Access can be gained via Route 220 and which parallels
this piece of water.
Hatches on the North Platte are excellent. Olives,
Pale Morning Duns, Tricos, and Mahogany Duns are some
of the better mayfly hatches. Golden Stones, Salmon
Flies, and Little Golden Stones make up much of the
stonefly activity from mid May to mid June. Caddis,
terrestrials, and midges are also very important on
the North Platte. Nymphs and streamers are a mainstay
throughout the season. Woolly buggers and large buggy
nymphs will also work well. Sinking lines will help
get your streamers down in some of the deeper pools
during high water.
If you are visiting the area make sure to give the
North Platte a try. It is a tremendous river and well
worth a long drive. If you are planning a trip to the
North Platte the closest commercial airports are in
Cheyenne, Laramie, and Casper.
The North Platte River provides beautiful scenery,
quality water, and outstanding fishing throughout the