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.
Miracle Mile: The fishing has been fair to good at the Mile. Try Scuds, Midges, Rock Worms, and Leeches for Flies. Spoons and inline spinners in silver or gold will produce fish as well. Current river flows: 500 cfs.
Grey Reef: Fishing has been good to very good. Flies to try include: Scuds, Leeches, Rock Worms, and Midges. Spoons and spinners have been working too. Current river flows: 500 cfs.
Sechrist to Casper: Fishing has been fair to good. Try Rock Worms, Leeches, and Scuds. Trout will also take a spoon, inline spinner, or a night crawler on the drift too. Current river flows: 500 cfs. Due to current weather, some sections of the river may be frozen, and it is not recommended to walk on. Please use caution.
Alcova: Fishing at Alcova has been fair to good. Try jigs tipped with minnows for Trout and Walleye. Tip ups rigged with minnows have been working too. Current Ice conditions: Black Beach 10-12”, 8-10” at Cottonwood Beach. Please use caution on any ice.
Pathfinder: The fishing has been fair to good. Jigging spoons tipped with minnows have been producing Walleye and Trout. Tip ups rigged with minnows have been working too. Current Ice conditions: 12-15” of ice on Sweetwater, 10-12” of ice on Canyon Creek. Use caution on any ice.
Upcoming Fishing Events in Casper