Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report

 

 

 

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Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

The Dream has been technical, but there are certainly opportunities at nice fish day in and day out. This flowrate will be ideal if it holds through the Fall, and bug activity will be consistent in the Trico, BWO and Midge categories. The majority of the spawning activity has ended within the Brown Trout population, but as always be cautious of actively spawning fish and Redds (clean gravel spawning beds). Protect the resource!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 80 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Its going to turn into a small bug game on all sections of the South Platte in the Fall. You'll do best to be prepared with the full lifecycle of the Trico, Midge and Fall BWO (Pseudocleon Baetis). Nymphing will be your staple but if there are enough bugs on the water it will be key to tune in to the surface and film with your key emergers, duns and spinners.

 

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Low water conditions make this section a difficult prospect in the late Fall and Winter months, however there can be a few lake fish in and out of the lower section. In the ranch section look for fish to be on small terrestrials, tricos and midges.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: Offline

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Its going to turn into a small bug game on all sections of the South Platte in the Fall. You'll do best to be prepared with the full lifecycle of the Trico, Midge and Fall BWO (Pseudocleon Baetis). Nymphing will be your staple but if there are enough bugs on the water it will be key to tune in to the surface and film with your key emergers, duns and spinners.

 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

The strong flowrate has helped fishing dramatically along side more consistent hatches. With strong Trico hatch activity and consistent Midge lifecycle activity...fishing will continue to be very solid. Alot of pressure on this section so be ready for technical fishing.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 71.6 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

Its going to turn into a small bug game on all sections of the South Platte in the Fall. You'll do best to be prepared with the full lifecycle of the Trico, Midge and Fall BWO (Pseudocleon Baetis). Nymphing will be your staple but if there are enough bugs on the water it will be key to tune in to the surface and film with your key emergers, duns and spinners.

 

 

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