Upper North Platte River Fishing Report

Fishing Conditions

The upper North Platte River is quite low this Fall, but fish can be found; find the deeper holes and pockets, and find the trout! Also, do not overlook shallower, bubbly, moving water. Early morning fishing has been best. As temperatures have moderated, the water has cooled. Small nymphs, such as Flashback Pheasant Tails, Tung Teasers, Princes, Rainbow Warriors, and Mayhem Midges produce. Soft hackle flies work well on the swing. Small Pat’s Rubber Legs, Thin Mints, Squirmy Worms, and San Juan Worms are effective too. Finally, a Platte River Spider is an excellent low water streamer.

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
Bead Head Rubber Leg Half Back
UV Leech
PS Leech
Hot Head Leech
BH Prince Nymph
BH Pheasant Tails
BH Half Back
BH Buggers
San Juan Worm
Split case PMD
Mc Gruber PMD
Epoxy back PMD
Jackson’s Sally
UV Sally
Double Bead Stones


Articulated Goldie
Olive Burgin Bugger
Thin Mint
Hot Bead Thin Mint
Jigged Thin Mint
Beeotch Bugger
Egg Sucking Leech