Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting Lodge and Guide Service
Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting is a Casper based fly fishing and bird hunting Outfitter/Guide Service. Visit this page for latest North Platte River fishing reports and the latest great offers including free trip give aways!
Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting is a Lodge and Guide Service offering lodging and fully guided drift trips on the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile section of the North Platte River. Grey Reef Anglers Lodge is located 15 minutes southwest of Casper, Wyoming. Wyoming Western Wingshooting is Wyoming's finest bird-hunting experience. We guide for three species of Grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Chukar and Pheasant
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So Many Fish but So Little Time... Hard to believe another great year is in the books. We just want to sincerely express our thanks and appreciation ...
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Getting tuned up for another awesome Wyoming Bird-Hunting season!! A great time for the experienced bird hunter or if you want to get out try something new. Veteran guides and veteran dogs who know how to hunt these western mesas and stay true to the sport! Give us a call anytime if you are interested in knowing more about a great American pastime! 307-267-2559
Days are getting shorter...fish are getting longer!!
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Father son combo's are the best!! Ryan is 11yrs old, first day ever for him in a drift boat...Ryan had a dozen fish to the net before lunchtime! greyreefanglers.com
Game and Fish has requested the flushing flow in order to maintain fish spawning habitats and to increase production of invertebrates that fish depend on for food. The Bureau of Reclamation will begin releasing additional water from Gray Reef Reservoir in the early morning hours beginning Monday, March 12. Flows will increase from approximately 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4,000 cfs and will then gradually decrease back to 500 cfs each day, with the maximum flow occurring between 3-7 a.m. Flows from Gray Reef Dam will return to 500 cfs at 10 a.m. each day. The schedule will be repeated through March 21. The flows below Gray Reef Dam will then be stabilized at approximately 500 cfs following completion of the ten day cycle. This schedule may be modified due to river ice.
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Yep the season has began! Grey Reef Anglers provides excellent guides and excellent lodging servicing the North Platte River at Grey Reef & the Miracle Mile, come check us out at greyreefanglers.com
Just posted a new fishing report for Grey Reef & Miracle Mile...see what the guides are saying about the fishing...visit greyreefanglers.com
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11/7/16 Fall weather has been fantastic highs in the 60's and 70's feels pretty nice! Our guides have been out a bunch with customers and they are killing it. Right now the guys are nymph fishing the mornings and then trowing dry flies and streamers in the afternoons and evenings...we have fall BWO's coming off brustat about 2pm each day give or take, and then a small cream colored caddis has been hatching throughout the evening allowing for excellent dry fly fishing...I personally guide 2 novice fly fishers this week on Grey Reef and they had over 40 fish on dries in just an afternoon float! Half days available for that...some Brown trout spawn activity has began on Grey Reef but remember if your wanting the Browns your best to book a couple days with us floating the Miracle Mile section, this fishing has been primarily streamers and nymphs and the Brown Trout population is much higher in numbers at the Miracle Mile than Grey Reef...call Judi today at 307-267-2559 and get your lodging, float trip and guide all lined up.
8/22/16 The big brown trout keep coming in on our guided trips, this time it was Rod Riley with one of the better looking brown trout I've seen all summer just based on color and health, this fish had great girth and was just 23inches in length but well on his way to trophy status. Congrats Rod Riley on a great fish! Grey Reef continues to have flows drop and the water is clearing up, I'm not sure I have ever seen water this clear in August in over 15years of guiding Grey Reef, Tricos are giving our clients a crack at dry flies in the morning and the streamer bite is good, of coarse nymph fishing still produces the most fish but not always the biggest!
GUIDE LINGO 101: Often times it takes a while to interpret what the heck your guide is talking about, here are a few terms you might hear on the river. You will definitely hear SET SET SET... we all know what "set" means but why is he saying it three times...emphatically...? You guessed it, a big one, so pay attention and set the hook, set it hard, and set it now. If you you miss the fish because you didn't set set set your guide might rub it in by stating you just got FISH SLAPPED, that's right that fish just kicked your butt...emphatically...! Ultimately missing the fish will result in GUIDE-BABBLE at the end of the day when all the guides give you their opinion about what went wrong and how it happened to their cousin in Michigan 6 years ago, this busts-out into several conversations all at once and sometimes results in a wrestling match in the dirt! Real entertainment here folks! The last bit here is some Canadian guide lingo eh...too good not to bring back to our river, your guide might say RIDING THE STOKE NOW ...yep that means you missed a big one (like 30 inches) and you are going to do everything it takes for that second chance because you saw the potential and now you are jacked!!
Grey Reef Anglers wants to thank the awesome fishermen and women who have fished with us this season and years past. Give us a call if you need to get on the water and brush-up on your lingo. We still have availability August through November 307-267-2559
Just had to share an email Tom Dowd sent about GRA Head Guide Andy Brust and his experience...
I have fished with Andy several times over the past year and he has been great. My buddy and I booked a trip for last Sunday (July 3rd), met Andy at the cabins, and he suggested we throw streamers. Little did I know I was about to have my best fishing experience ever! We moved numerous brown trout throughout the day and I was able to land three giant browns; two 24 inchers and a 28"! Not only were we moving a lot of fish, but we were the only boat on that stretch of water. I could not have asked for a better day on the river.
I have floated with a couple of different outfitters on the North Platte over the years, but none have compared to your operation. Andy is an excellent guide, but he's also a good guy. He's very personable and puts you at ease in the boat. Andy knows where the big fish are and he puts me in a position to catch them, and I could not ask for anything more.
You already know what kind of guide Andy is, but I just wanted to let you know. I had the day of a lifetime and an experience I will never forget, and Andy was the reason why. Thank you (and Judi) for running a top-notch outfitting service. As long as I have the opportunity to come up to Casper and fish, I'll be calling Grey Reef Anglers. Thanks again.
The Irish love to fish, and Andy is just the man!
5/24/16 Flows at Grey Reef have stabilized at 3500cfs, the fishing is excellent right now. Pictured left is Jade, quite the fly fisher, with a healthy Grey Reef Rainbow caught and released yesterday. The landscape is super green right now, starting to see some fawn antelope along the river while we float. The rainbow trout are just about all done spawning, the cutthroat spawn is in full swing...BWO and Midges the main hatch, waiting to see our first PMD's of the season...Golden Stones, PMD's, Sally's, coming soon get booked today!
5/22/16 The sunshine has returned and the North Platte river is clearing up nicely, flows are up a bit more today, fishing has been excellent on the Mile and the Reef sections…BWO hatch still dominates along with midges…average numbers of fish to the net are 30-40 between 2 anglers, primarily nymph fishing now, few fish up on top rising on the cloudy days to Blue Wings, streamer bite slow right now but still getting a few of those monster brown trout on the big bug. Upcoming hatch is the Golden Stones, PMD’s, and Yellow Sally’s, all good in June and early July get your booking in today for this prime season
5/17/16 Had 4 boats at the Mile today, 4 boats on Grey Reef, both locations are producing great days for our customers, large rainbows and the occasional brown trout. The Mile water is much clearer than Grey Reef right now but expect with the dryer weather we are getting now that the Grey Reef will be quite clear in a day or two. Despite the off color water our guides on Grey Reef are experiencing great days with 25-35 fish to the net respectively. Meanwhile the Mile is producing fish over the 20inch mark regularly...Flows at the Mile are holding steady now at 4000cfs, the Grey Reef will be increased to 3000cfs by weeks end, all our guides are absolutely loving the water flow increase as it makes the drift boat fishing that much better!! BWO hatch is steady.
5/8/16 Our guide crew has been battling some harsh conditions lately with some rainy weather, however our guides persist on putting clients on the clearest water available with the best fishing...as of late that has been the Miracle Mile section. Recently bumped up to 3000cfs the fishing has been consistent at the Mile and the blue wing olive hatch has been fantastic with the cloudy conditions, best part is our guides are the only ones brave enough to battle the road to the Miracle Mile so for the past 3 days the guides and clients have had it all to themselves! Andy, Nick, Ryan, John all deserve a big thank you for not just being the best guides on the river but also the toughest! You guys are awesome and thanks for keeping our customers so happy!
GREY REEF ANGLERS...4/26/16 Bureau of Rec. North Platte River update: Seminole Res. 71%, Pathfinder 84.6% Full, Alcova 96.7% Full, Snow Pack for the Upper North Platte River Drainage is 101% of average, Grey Reef Flows are at 501cfs, Miracle Mile below Kortes Dam is releasing at 1815cfs. Fantastic water outlook for this season and despite the wet weather our guides continue to put customers into huge trout!
4/25/16 We had 10 boats out Saturday, 7 boats out Sunday, couple out today, all the guides did very well except one boat, lots of fish being caught for first time fly fishers despite some adverse weather yesterday. A BIG CONGRATS to customer KYLE MILLER who landed and released a 27" Female Brown Trout with GRA guide Nick Seiler, The Miller group has fished with us for several years in a row and if anyone deserved a big fish like that it was Kyle Miller, awesome fish! GRA Head guide Andy Brust had over 50 fish to the net two days straight and one day he had over 50 with absolute beginner fly fishermen, they are ruined forever...Call Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your adventure today!
4/18/16 Miracle Mile flows bumped up this week to around 2200cfs, Grey Reef remains at 500cfs, water clarity above Government Bridge is great and fishing excellent, all the guides experiencing typical spring conditions, rainbows are in full spawn mode, trout are eating everything including leeches, scuds, crawdads, bwo nymphs, eggs, worms, crane fly larva, midges etc…weather this week looking great after the few inches of snow we received over the weekend, high of 80 degrees this Friday!! Call Judi at 307-267-2559 and book your adventure today!
4/4/16 Too busy to post much, on the river a bunch, guides are putting clients on lots of big trout, weather is fantastic, snow is all melted out, little color on the lower river but we are fishing good clear water despite the snow melt. This week the streamer bite has certainly picked up but the big numbers are being caught via nymph rig. Our guides always throw streamers at some point throughout the day of fishing, that’s one reason our customers catch so many larger trout. Weekend forecast in the 70’s, call Judi and book today 307-267-2559
Grey Reef Anglers & Wingshooting Lodge and Guide Service
2145 Sunflower Street Casper, WY 82604
Jason Ostrander Owner and Guide wishes to spread the pure joy of the outdoors and all its wonder. Through the best service, accommodations, and great hunting and fishing guides we are sharing Wyoming and developing long lasting client relations. We look forward to the future and the opportunity to share some of our backyard with you.
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GRA Guide Ryan Stefek displays a brown trout caught recently right in front of the lodge, cold day but great fishing!
Check out this big buck Rainbow caught by Grey Reef Anglers guide Ryan Stefek! Trophy Trips available now...
Good Brown caught during the film tour of the Sportsmans Warehouse crew couple days ago, Wes lands a Brown while in mid sentence explaining he NEVER gets anything on streamers!
Another successful Catch and Release
4/25/13 GRA guides hands down are the most well rounded & versatile guides on the river. GRA guides all over the river today, guides at the Mile, some on lower Reef all coming back with good fishing reports. The boys at the Miracle Mile are experiencing great fishing and they are hooking some monster trout. Had one boat floated all the way to Casper on the lower Grey Reef and had a great streamer day. Another boat on the upper landing big numbers of big fish. One guide in particular over the past 4 days has fished different stretches of water each day covering over 48 river miles never fishing the same stretch twice, and having fantastic numbers to the net. That boasts of the overall experience level of GRA guides, don't get stuck with someone that floats 3miles of river a day and back rows the same hole 40times, no joke I witnessed one guide that took his clients on a 1mile 8 hr float trip and they never even got out of the boat, back rowed the same hole for 8 hours and took the boat out at the same place thy put the boat in! Get a GRA guide and your getting the best experience on the Grey Reef and Miracle Mile period.
4/19/13 Streamer bite is on!...Floated down low yesterday and had a great day on streamers, Jesse and I both caught many fish stripping streamers fast and slow and in many different water types, best colors were white, brown, olive and black. Jesse had two brown trout one a touch over 20inches and the weather was fantastic, day after the storm, ZERO wind and All sunshine! Most of our snow has melted down and by today should be about gone with a high of 50degrees, water clarity was great yesterday and the melt is starting slow today so hopefully we wont see much color. If you like streamer fishing for big browns and rainbows and want to get on the river with some streamer enthusiasts give Jason a call at 307-267-2559 and we will get you on the fish
Check it out, I just posted this new fly fishing video of Guide Ryan Stefek and myself catching some nice trout on hoppers at the "Miracle Mile". The river is giving up some great fish on dry flies. To view video go to www.facebook.com/GreyReefAnglers