Upper North Platte River Fishing Report

Fishing Conditions

The upper North Platte River is running at 159 cfs at Northgate, and 414 cfs in Saratoga with good visibility. The fishing is best during mornings. Small Pat’s Rubber Legs, Yellow Sally nymphs, Pheasant Tail nymphs, and streamers are fishing. For low water conditions, a “hopper dropper” presentation is a good choice with Chubby Chernobyls on top, nymphs below. Soft hackle flies are also a good choice. Adult caddis, Pale Morning Duns, and Yellow Sallys are on the water.

North Platte River Hatch Chart

Access Points

North Platte Flows

Upper North Platte North Gate current river flows
Upper North Platte above Seminoe Reservoir current river flows
Upper North Platte in Saratoga current river flows
North Platte River below Glendo Reservoir current river flows

Fly Patterns

Pat’s Rubber Legs (olive/brown)
Bead Head Rubber Leg Half Back
Theo’s Terminator Stone
UV Leech
PS Leech
Hot Head Leech
Gilled Pheasant Tail
BH Prince Nymph
BH Pheasant Tails
BH Half Back
Magnum Prince
WYO Wiggler (red)
BH Buggers (black & olive)
Possie Buggers
BH Hares Ears
Pat’s Rubber Legs (org/blk)
San Juan Worm
Foam Post RS2


articulated Goldie
Olive Burgin Bugger
Urban Cowboy
Sculpzilla (white & black)\
Bread n’ Butter Bugger
Beeotch Bugger
Egg Sucking Leech
Cheech’s Leech
Sex Dungeon
Nancy P natural