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The Cast: A Casper Fly Fishing Review

Welcome to The Cast: A Casper Fly Fishing Review. A newsletter celebrating the North Platte River and the fly fishing culture that has sprung up right here in the middle of Wyoming. The Cast is an invitation for people to be enthusiastic about our river and our fish, without apology or second-guessing.

The Cast does not exist to just endorse products, services and gizmos that have become so central to some fly-fishing publications. Instead, we will celebrate the outdoor opportunities around Casper and beyond. This newsletter is for those who find beauty in the everyday scenes on the water that are easily taken for granted. For those who are not opposed to standing on the shelf-ice in January to see how the trout are doing. We will use this space to announce upcoming events, share stories and to connect with others in the trout-fishing community.

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Fishing Report

Current conditions in the Casper area as of August 19, 2019 courtesy of Sportsman’s Warehouse in Casper.

Miracle Mile: The fishing has been good to very good at the Mile. Try Streamers in olive, brown, and ginger, Scuds, Midges, Rock Worms, Leeches, BWO, and Caddis for Flies. Spoons and inline spinners in silver or gold will produce fish as well. Current river flows: 1000 cfs. 

Grey Reef: Fishing has been very good to excellent. Flies to try include: Scuds, Leeches, Rock Worms, BWO’s, Caddis, Grasshoppers, and Midges. Spoons and spinners have been working too. Current river flows: 2200 cfs

Sechrist to Casper: Fishing has been fair to good. Try Grasshoppers, Caddis, Rock Worms, Leeches, and Scuds. Trout will also take a spoon, inline spinner, or a night crawler on the drift too. Current river flows: 2200 cfs.

Alcova: – Fishing at Alcova has been fair to good. Try trolling crankbaits or jigs tipped with leeches or worm for Trout and Walleye. Spoons and spinners will also produce Trout. Trolling squids behind dodgers has been producing Kokanee.

Pathfinder: –The fishing has been fair to good. Try trolling bait harnesses and crankbaits, or jigs tipped with soft plastics or nightcrawler for Walleye and Trout.