On our scenic Park Range Ranches, many miles of tumbling freestone streams and beaver ponds feed the North Fork of the North Platte River (a Gold Medal River) as it meanders through lush hay meadows and rich grasslands. Here, about 30 private miles of deep pools and shallow riffles hold trophy-sized brown trout up to 24 inches long.
Within casting distance from the Lodge, smaller brookies and native cutthroats inhabit tributary streams and a string of beaver ponds, some measuring three acres or more.
By horseback, a one or two hour ride takes you to Blue Lake and Twin Lakes at timberline. These locally renowned waters hold large rainbow and mackinaw trout, and our excellent guides will assist you with the deep-water tactics necessary to tackle these monsters. During your stay, you should spend at least one day by these magnificent mountain lakes. If you're in the mood for a different kind of adventure join us in our drift boat for a trip down the Platte into Wyoming waters.
June: You can expect plenty of high water due to run off. Wooly Buggers and deep nymph techniques work well. The end of June brings the start of dry fly fishing. Emerging Stoneflies and Caddis ensure an abundance of rising fish.
July: Here come the Mayflies! By this time the fish are looking up. Great dry fly fishing from late morning until evening, not to mention great spinner falls and early morning Caddis.
August: Days are long and Mayflies are still abundant. You'll find Tricos and Hoppers, along with other Terrestrials (Ants and Beetles).
September: Chilly mornings and nights, warm middays.... the perfect combination for Blue Winged Olives and the bigggest fish of the season. From 2:00 to 4:30 PM is the best Hopper fishing of the year.
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