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Old 08-12-2014, 08:01 AM
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Hello all, I have been on this site since Januruary. I live in north central Kansas. I have been fishing for close to fifty years, the last ten or so, fly fishing. My Dads youngest brother has visited North park for close to fifty years, many with my father, and other family members. I have joined the last 13 years. Always went the first part of September, some years the weather has been real nice, some it has been cold, 38 degrees one year for the high. This week he told me we are going the fourth of October, and spend the week. I am a little afraid we are going to freeze our butts off. He has a small camper,(no real heater). Do some of you locals have any thoughts on this? Thanks David
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Hate to say depends but man after September 1 in the Rockies anything is a crapshoot. You will just have to pack for summer and winter conditions. You very we'll could have 70degree days and 25 degree nights.

Should be good, I love fishing the Rockies in the fall. I've got one experience in N Park after Labor Day but just wanted to say hi and hope the trip is great.
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Default Re: North Park early October?

Yes unfortunately the answer is "depends". You'll probably have a good idea a couple weeks out, but not now. I've certainly fished North Park in mid-October before, but I considered those to be "bonus days" if you will.

The good news is the snowpack was so good up there this year that if you do have good weather you should have good fishing too
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Default Re: North Park early October?

Get a Mr. Heater Portable Buddy. About $100. I keep one in my camper. Don't run it during the night, but great for warming up in the a.m. and when you get off the water.
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Thanks for the replies. Kinda thought this could be the case. Just a little concerned about the cold as this annual trip is the highlight of my years fishing. Will have to think positive, and hope for the best.
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As others have said, no way to really be certain, but cool nights are very likely (25-35*), I would say plan for the worst and hope for the best.

Be sure to stop at North Park Anglers and talk to the guys there to get the latest stream reports for the area.
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Heading out saturday night for a week in North Park. Plan on fishing the North Platte in Wyoming for two days. Any recomendations on flies for the n Platte? Plan on fishing Treasure Island area.
I understand the weather has started to cool off. Cool mornings, decent afternoons.
Most of our fishing will be in area lakes, any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance for any advice. David
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I fished the upper Platte last weekend and the fishing was good, but we just had another rain and cold snap this week and flows bumped from 200 cfs on Monday to 400 today. The streamer bite should still be on, even if the river got a little off color. If the water is really brown, I'd throw something bright enough for them to see.
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Was on the N Platte last week. Had good luck with rusty spinners, irresistibles and royal wulffs in sizes 12-16.
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Thanks for the replies. Am packed and headed out today. Can't wait to be there.
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