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Big fish, and lots of them. Those six words sum up the fishing in and around Casper, Wyoming. In fact, American Angler Magazine named the section of the North Platte River that runs through Casper as the "#1 Big Fish Destination in the World" in 2005. Local fly fishing guides report that the river has become even better in the years since American Angler gave Casper that illustrious title because of unparalleled trout habitat management by the State, the County, the Bureau of Reclamation and the local fishing guide industry. Casper is firmly on the radar screens (and wish lists) of fly fishermen from throughout the world.

But, world-class fly fishing on the North Platte is not the only fishing game in town. Casper also has two large reservoirs just outside of town that provide year-round fishing opportunities. Alcova and Pathfinder Reservoirs offer record-size walleye, trout and an occasional gigantic carp - a hard-fighting fish that is fast becoming one of the more popular forms of sport fishing in the world.

Whether your passion is angling with a traditional spin casting rod and reel; the timeless beauty and precision of fly fishing; or the inventiveness and dedication of winter ice fishing, you will want to visit our back yard to experience a sense of accomplishment that can only be attained when you Fish Casper.

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Coldest place in the country today with a chilly -33 degrees and we still caught fish 😁
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Coldest place in the country today with a chilly -33 degrees and we still caught fish 😁

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Winter is upon us and fishing is great! Don't miss out on your opportunity for a fish of a lifetime, We've got plenty of open dates all throughout the winter!
Hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving from all of us here at the Ugly Bug.
Tight Lines!
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Winter is upon us and fishing is great! Dont miss out on your opportunity for a fish of a lifetime, Weve got plenty of open dates all throughout the winter!
Hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving from all of us here at the Ugly Bug.
Tight Lines!

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12/06/2016
Evil Walleyes

To protect trout from alleged over predation by walleyes, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WG&FD) successfully raised the legal limit on Alcova Reservoir walleyes, from 6 to 12. Next, WG&FD set sights on Pathfinder Reservoir and the Miracle Mile (aka Mile). This time, WG&FD met overwhelming opposition from walleye enthusiasts. Citing non-credible monitoring and survey data, walleye fishers temporarily derailed the walleye limit increase in the reservoir. However, the action was approved for the Mile, effective 01/01/2017.
Most define the Mile as the 5.5 mile stretch of flowing river between Cortes Dam and Pathfinder Reservoir. WG&FD added the backwaters of Pathfinder Reservoir, Chalk Bluff to Sage Creek, to their definition. Since this area is important to staging/spawning walleyes, I believe it was strategically added so it would be subject to increased harvest.
WG&FD alleged walleyes residing in the Mile endangered trout in the stream, used by fly fishers. It was reported; WG&FD electrofishing efforts, in the river yielded just a hand full of walleyes last year, and zero walleyes this year. Really? How was the increased limit justified? Obviously, most of the walleyes venturing up the river to spawn aren’t staying.
A heavy harvest of walleyes in this area will, almost certainly, result in impacts reservoir wide. Remember, the purpose for raising the limit to 12 is to reduce the walleye population. However, there is no mandate for fishers to comply. I hope sound walleye conservation ethics will be practiced.
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12/06/2016
Evil Walleyes

To protect trout from alleged over predation by walleyes, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WG&FD) successfully raised the legal limit on Alcova Reservoir walleyes, from 6 to 12.  Next, WG&FD set sights on Pathfinder Reservoir and the Miracle Mile (aka Mile).  This time, WG&FD met overwhelming opposition from walleye enthusiasts.  Citing non-credible monitoring and survey data, walleye fishers temporarily derailed the walleye limit increase in the reservoir.  However, the action was approved for the Mile, effective 01/01/2017.
Most define the Mile as the 5.5 mile stretch of flowing river between Cortes Dam and Pathfinder Reservoir.  WG&FD added the backwaters of Pathfinder Reservoir, Chalk Bluff to Sage Creek, to their definition.  Since this area is important to staging/spawning walleyes, I believe it was strategically added so it would be subject to increased harvest. 
WG&FD alleged walleyes residing in the Mile endangered trout in the stream, used by fly fishers.  It was reported; WG&FD electrofishing efforts, in the river yielded just a hand full of walleyes last year, and zero walleyes this year.  Really? How was the increased limit justified? Obviously, most of the walleyes venturing up the river to spawn aren’t staying. 
A heavy harvest of walleyes in this area will, almost certainly, result in impacts reservoir wide. Remember, the purpose for raising the limit to 12 is to reduce the walleye population. However, there is no mandate for fishers to comply.  I hope sound walleye conservation ethics will be practiced.

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Dennis CorrSo how do they purpose to control the limit from the mile and from the main lake?..... I know what's going to happen.... people will just say they were up the river when in reality they kept 12 from the main lake!!!! It's sad....

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George HerdenI personally have never seen a reason to go up past walleye bay. As for catch and release I stand that there's times i need to eat and there are times i do go out for pleasure and dont keep anything. I know a lot of walleye fisherman who are the same way too. A person has to eat. Walleye fisherman also tend to release trout back into the waters without hesitation hopefully they are a sportsman about the release but they arent hurting the trout population. Now put into consideration the criminals who knowing keep well over their legal limits and just stock there freezers. How do you do on survey on the guys who are filling their freezers whether it be walleye or trout? What about people who residing elsewhere Bruce? Whether people are locals or not some people are going to keeps theirs catches. I for one know if i was going to spend an large some of money to come fish out state i would like to be able to keep and eat or even mount my catch. Also how many people from out of state or even locals understand what the regs say by x number of fish a day and x number of fish in possession meens that also includes what you may have already in you icebox at home? The regulations change every year for a reason. It gives the game and fish time to adjust to what needs to be done to help our fishery. Whether it be adding a slot limit on fish or adjusting a creel limit. Remeber when Siminoe had a 20 walleye limit? Thats has been changes with the population decrease. Its just a matter of time before the game and fish want to change something else in our fishery and we will be having this same conversation again just about a different creel limit on a different body of water if not the same one.

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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. ...

11/7/16 Fall weather has been fantastic highs in the 60s and 70s 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 BWOs 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.

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Eddie HayesBrrrr!!

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Geoff RitterWow! Stay warm. We really enjoyed our summer trip. Already discussed coming back again....in summer of course. -25 is touch cold. 😎 RRichard W Ritter

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Nicole Giesen HarveyAwesome!

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A little frosty out this morning... ...

A little frosty out this morning...

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The Reef Fly ShopYeah, down here too.

1 day ago
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Bob KarschIt's overcast here in Port O'Connor Tx this morning but a balmy 62degrees. Glad I'm here.

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North Platte LodgeBob, Pinedale was only -22 yesterday

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Chris MikelsAnd the fishing is outstanding!

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Pete HuffmanWaterfowling weather!

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Give a fly fishing lesson on Grey Reef as a Christmas gift for only $165. Even someone who fish's several times a year can learn techniques from our experienced guides that will make his/her wade fishing more successful. But if your recipient is an experienced angler they can always put the value towards another trip of any type. We're happy to send you or your recipient the certificate to make your shopping experience with Wyoming Anglers EASY. 307.267.5161 ...

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