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Encampment River

Description

The Encampment River flows north from Colorado into Wyoming and passes by the town of Encampment and through the town of Riverside until its confluence with the North Platte River just northeast of Riverside.  The water is usually very clear and cool most of the year, except during runoff in the springtime.  The lower part of the river is primarily occupied by brown trout (some reaching close to 18 inches), whereas the northern portions have more rainbows and the occasional brook trout.  The river is well-known for the incredible green drake hatch that happens in the late spring, early summer.

Location and Directions

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Recent Reports

Good or greatGray ReefNorth Platte RiverWyoming

Gray Reef 6/7/2021

The fishing is Good right now, the upper end is clear and the lower end is off color. The fish are sitting in the faster runs and on shelfs feeding then going a little deeper as the heat comes up.   Flow Rate: 485-500 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Midge and Baetis patterns (PMD, BWO, Black, Purple), San Juan Worms, Rock Worms, White Sucker Eggs Best Lures: Copper and Silver Colors
Daniel Bliss
June 7, 2021
Good or greatGray ReefNorth Platte RiverWyoming

Gray Reef 5/29/2021

The fishing is Good, water is clear and fish are holding in the fast water seams and on shelfs.   Flow Rate: Holding steady at 450 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Lots of Baetis and Midge patterns, Rock Worms, and  San Juan worms Best Lures: Gold and Copper colors are doing well
Brandon Specht
May 30, 2021
Fair to GoodGray ReefNorth Platte RiverWyoming

Gray Reef 5/30/21

The fishing is Fair to Good right now.  The flow should continue to stay low for a while.   Flow Rate: 450 cfs Current Flow Rate Best Flies: Split Foam Back PMD, Split Foam Back Little Stone, Cravens Juju Baetis Best Lures: Brown Trout Rooster Tail, Red/Gold Kastmaster
Lucas Halvorson
May 30, 2021
Slow to FairGray ReefNorth Platte RiverWyoming

Grey Reef 5/18/21

Fishing is Slow to Fair. Lots of rain last couple days muddying up the water with sediment. Flows are 451 CFS and holding. https://www.usbr.gov/gp-bin/hydromet_dayplt.pl?gdwy&q_i Best flies right now: RS2, Rock Worms, San Juan Worms, and Baetis patterns Best lures right now: Gold and Copper Mepps and Rooster Tails. Best bait right now: N/A  
Brandon Specht
May 19, 2021
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