The North Platte River watershed is revered as one of the most iconic fly fishing destinations in North America, as well as the world. Flowing through expansive canyons and sloping valleys, its tributaries, including Brush Creek, French Creek, and the Encampment River, offer over 20 miles of pristine, exclusive private water access by way of rafts, drift boats, or wading.
Wild Trout Species
From the confluence where French Creek empties into the “Platte” up to our Ranch’s boundary, you can find high gradient pocket water, deep cuts, and bends that are teeming with trout larger than you’d expect to find by the size of a creek. These fish love to eat dry flies and don’t see much fishing pressure. That said, French Creek is difficult to wade, and tight overhanging brush make an accurate cast a must.
Best Time of Year
Three miles downstream from your cabin, French Creek intersects with the North Platte River, a much larger moving body of water. The grade on the Platte isn’t as steep and the wading isn’t nearly as challenging, but the flows can be much larger. The banks of the North Platte through Sanger are often lined with rolling hay fields, willows, and cottonwood trees. As the Platte leaves the wide meandering hay fields of Sanger, it enters steep pine tree- covered canyons with dramatic rock formations lining each rim.