Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Report

  

South Platte River Fly Fishing Guide

 

 

April 17th, 2018

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Bumped release has increased productivity exponentially over the course of the last 2 weeks. Finally having a little water in the system seems to have not only made fish happier, but also increased bug activity. BWOs are now on scene and there is a strong continuation of Midge activity.  

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 85.8 cfs

Clarity: Clear

Clarity is strong and flows are currently in the below average window

 

Suggested Methods

We're seeing some BWO activity now, with a continuation of heavy midge activity. You will be best suited to run a variety of attractor nymphs along with BWO nymphs or Midge Larva early and midge pupa or BWO emergers later on if you witness fish in the film or mid-water-column. At times you'll find fish posted up feeding on adult Midges and small BWOs. 

 

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Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Its winter on this section, and flows are really too low to make it a viable option...

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 91.7cfs

Clarity: Clear (3ft Plus)

Just waiting for Spinney Mtn State Park to open to gain access to this section. That should be coming shortly...

 

Suggested Methods

 

 

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Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Flows have increased on this section. Things have not really changed in the canyon bug wise, as things have still been relatively cool. There are a few BWOs and Midges are king, but we're waiting to see some Spring Caddis. 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 93.4 CFS

Clarity: Clear

Flows are at average in the canyon, clarity is perfect.

 

Suggested Methods

We're seeing some BWO activity now, with a continuation of heavy midge activity. You will be best suited to run a variety of attractor nymphs along with BWO nymphs or Midge Larva early and midge pupa or BWO emergers later on if you witness fish in the film or mid-water-column. At times you'll find fish posted up feeding on adult Midges and small BWOs. 

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