River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 466 cfsCurrent Temp: 41°F 
River Statistics:
»Northgate Canyon
Current:   466 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   455 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   444 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   422 cfs
Gage Height:   3.16 ft

Upper Platte is fishing good with stones, caddis and tricos.The upper canyon has fished best recently as the stretches closer to Saratoga are seeing some high water temps due to flood irrigation, and just the hot august weather. Hatches are starting to fade but there are good numbers of PMD's, caddis, and tricks each day, and Cicadas too, especially above Bennett Peak. Flows have dropped making wade fishing the best right now. Look for high temps and flood irrigation to start to drive the water temperatures upward toward the end of the month. Sometimes the lower stretches start to approach upper 60's and even 70 degrees by august 1. Once the irrigation needs stop pulling water, the fishing can improve with a cooling of waters.

The tailwaters downstream are fishing good as well. The Reef has been the over performer, with Freemont providing good action for wade fishers. Streamer bite at the reef is good as well, but weeds on the upper are making for some problems for streamers and nymphs alike. The mile has been improving but running high as water is moving to fill Pathfinder. Pathfinder is full, so the the fall should be great at the Mile. For now look for the Golden Stones at the Mile to be tapering, so the dry fly bite might fade, but nymphing remains solid. Steadily improving all summer at the Mile.

On the reef it is sallies, PMD's and caddis, especially in the evenings. The dry fly fishing is starting to take off on the tail waters as well, and hopper dropper to the outside cut bank with Amy's Ants and Chornobyls is working too. Nymphing remains great too with Jujubaetis, RS2's, Magnymphico, leeches, scuds, rock worms, tungstones, and various PMD Nymphs. Look for the weeds to be less of an issue below the bridge. What a year!

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