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Grey Reef

Description

Grey Reef is a tail water of the North Platte River off Grey Reef Dam below Alcova Reservoir.  This tail water stays open and fishable year round with winter flows around 500 CFS and high water flows during run off and flush up to 6000 or 7000 CFS each year. Known for its opportunity for big browns and rainbows this is a stretch of water every angle should fish at least ones in there life. With several access bank fishing is available but many stretches are only fishable while floating the river.

Most up to date flows can be found here:
BOR flows at Gray Reef Dam

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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