River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 268 cfsCurrent Temp: 41°F 
River Statistics:
»Northgate Canyon
Current:   268 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   268 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   263 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   263 cfs
Gage Height:   2.73 ft

Upper Platte is fishing good with streamers, fall BWO's, and caddis. There are some red quills around in areas as well. The waters have cooled off and the fishing this September has started off pretty damn good. Look for the fishing to stay solid through the early parts of November with the streamer bite improving weekly. Try orange, brown, and yellow streamers for the next couple of months while the browns are getting aggressive. Hopper dropper is also a good rig to fish, and should stay productive through September, but as the nights start to cool off, the dry fly fishing may fade and the nymph bit will pick up. Float fishing from Bennett Peak or Treasure Island downstream has been great this late summer, and should stay good deep into the fall. Plenty of water, and it looks like things will hold with the weather giving more precipitation each week. Things are looking good on the upper Platte.

The tail waters downstream are also fishing good, with the Mile and Freemont doing the best for wade fishers. The Reef is seeing a lot of weeds and lower flows making for some issues below the dam. Downstream of Government Bridge the weeds are less of an issue, and leech patterns, san juans, scuds, annelids, and streamers have been pulling fish. Up on the top 7 miles try smaller bugs like micro mayflies, RS2's, foam back emergers, midges, and some caddis larva, and caddis pupa. Scuds and leeches are also good on point. At the Mile try some stonefly nymphs or streamers as a point fly with smaller droppers. Cranefly larva and purple san juans are good fly choices this tome of year as well. The Mile should be hot this autumn as Pathfinder is full, and often the Mile goes the way of the water level in Pathfinder. Freemont is still seeing some small tricks mixing with BWO's. Leeches and scuds are doing well here as well, and with the recent drop in flows to @80cfs the wade fishing has been steadily improving. The tail water stretches of the North Platte all seem to be fishing well, with the Mile as the over performer this go around.

Report Updated On: 09/11/2014
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