S. Platte River Fishing Report
Its officially Spring in the Rocky Mountains..... We suggest you dust of your gear, and get to the river! See you soon......Our guided days are filling fast...... Reserve your day with one of our fabulous Orvis Endorsed Guides for day on the river this Spring Now!
May 14, 2013
Charlie Meyers SWA "Dream Stream"
Low flows have really hurt this fishery for the past week. Fish are pretty stressed out at this level. Look at other watersheds......
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Typical tailwater nymphing rigs with apply during this fall phase. Make sure to focus on shorter static nymph rigs tight to structure. Sometime it is best to leave the indicators at home and just high stick your flies. Focus on attractor nymphs on top: Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds, Stoneflies; trailing smaller aquatic drift matching flies: BWO Emergers/Nymphs, Midge Larvae/ Pupa, Caddis Larvae......
There can be some solid midge and BWO hatches. So if you take your mind off the big fish, you can have some productive sessions with #22-#24 Midge Adults and Spinners.
Flow: 36 CFS
Temperature: 42 - 48°F
Midges, PMDs, BWOs, Tricos, small tan Caddis
#14 Guides Choice Hares Ear, #14 Red Hot Wire Prince, #14 Micro Tangerine Egg, #14 Micro San Juan Worm, #14 Jumbo John, #18 Quasimodo PT, #20 Barr's Emerger, #20 WD50, #20 Iceberg Baetis, #20 Skinny Mini, #22 Red Hot Pure Midge, #20-22 Flash Bang Midge, #20-22 Juju Midge (Zebra/ Red), #16 Buckskin
Excellent fishing in the canyon right now due to very good BWO hatches. However, fish can be very technical, so long leaders and small tippet are a must during hatches. General attractor nymph rigs and dark BWO nymphs will be productive throughout the day.
Go small on your BWO Dries and emergers and go long on your leaders. Focus on your drift!
Flow: 53 cfs
PMDs, BWOs, Tricos, Midges, Small tan Caddis
#14 Guides Choice Hares Ear, #14 Red Hot Wire Prince, #14 Micro Tangerine Egg, #14 Micro San Juan Worm, #14 Jumbo John, #18 Quasimodo PT, #20 Barr's Emerger, #20 WD50, #20 Iceberg Baetis, #20 Skinny Mini, #22 Red Hot Pure Midge, #20-22 Red Flashbang Midge, #20-22 Juju Midge (Zebra/ Red), #18 Buckskin, #18 tan Elk Hair Caddis, Trico Spinners 22, Engle's Drowned Trico 22.
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