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North Platte River Great Escape Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Encampment, Carbon County, Wyoming, United States of America

10 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $200

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Overview

This property offers anglers 7-8 miles of private access to the world famous North Platte River in southern Wyoming. There are multiple private put ins for drift boat access as well. Fly fishing here is absolutely spectacular. Anglers can expect to get into a bunch of rainbow and brown trout in the 16-24″ range. The insect life in this watershed is second to none. Expect to see plenty of fish rising during the right time of year. The closest towns are Encampment and Saratoga.

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Reviews (14)

4.8 out of 5.0
Service 4.8
Value for Money 4.6
Location 4.9
Cleanliness 5.0
  • Tom Green
    October 13, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    We attempted to fish beat 1. The water flow was so insufficient that the river was only a trickle with ponds between the running areas; however, the water temperature (my guess – I did not have a thermometer) must have approached the upper 60’s. We tried this area and caught several fish-chubbs, I think. As we traveled downstream towards the end of our beat, we approached the confluence of the Encampment River. The sound of a strong water flow attracted my attention enough that I ventured onto beat 2-there were no fishermen there. The Encampment river was flowing strongly and enticed my desire to fish on beat two. I traveled back to my vehicle and tried to call the owner to inquire if we could fish beat 2 – no answer. After careful consideration, I decided that beat 2 was off limits for me on this day so we packed up and left – 11:30 AM.

    It is my opinion that the owner/operator should have informed me prior to my visit that the beat that I picked (sight unseen) was unfishable and should have offered another area to fish.

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    • Owner
      October 14, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Hi Tom, thanks for your message. Sorry you had a poor experience. This ranch is one of the largest cattle operations in the American West. They also conduct hunting trips during the fall and winter. The landowner isn’t always available for phone calls. Next time, please give us a call so we can try to sort things out for you. Hope you’ll give us a try again next season and, again, apologies for the poor experience.

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  • Tom McLaughlin
    October 10, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Had a fantastic time at the North Platte Great Escape property. So cool to drive down the ranch road onto the property, and the drive to Beat 2’s parking is pretty fun going across a couple streams/channels. Beautiful property, saw several bald eagles scanning the river for trout like we were.

    Did not have success nymphing, but I do not think my leader was long enough or was using enough split shot for the deeper holes. Had lots of success with streamers, mainly a black articulated streamer I got from Hack’s Tackle in Saratoga nearby.

    Very excited to return here in the future. Biggest fish I caught was about a 13″ brown so nothing too big, but caught plenty of fish in the 10″ range. Hopefully next time will find some bigger fish!

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