Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report

  

 

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Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Its Fall on the Dream Stream! Fishing will continue to be more technical due to lower flows and pressure. In addition, we'll begin to see lake run browns int he system, so please be aware of actively spawning fish and do your best to not target fish on redds. This is a great time to go enjoy cooler weather and the changing seasons, just be aware of crowds and be sure to protect the resource!

 

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 67.6 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

 

We're getting into the Fall Season, which means a real focus on small bugs. You'll see a continuation of Trico activity with increased presence of Pseudo Baetis (Small Fall BWO's), and the full Midge Lifecycle. Its typically best to focus your efforts on nymphing until you see a substantial amount of fish keyed on top or in the film on emergers. 

 

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Flows continue to be low, but this section still offers some opportunity in the Fall. We typically find fish to be opportunistic on small hoppers well into the Fall and you'll want to be ready with Tricos, Midges and BWOs...as those will be key. 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 27.3 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

 

We're getting into the Fall Season, which means a real focus on small bugs. You'll see a continuation of Trico activity with increased presence of Pseudo Baetis (Small Fall BWO's), and the full Midge Lifecycle. Its typically best to focus your efforts on nymphing until you see a substantial amount of fish keyed on top or in the film on emergers. 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Flows are beginning to ramp down in coordination with incoming flows above Elevenmile. Trico activity has been very strong, and there are still lingering Caddis, Terrestrials, and some Midges starting up. Fall is a fantastic season in the Canyon...go enjoy!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 65 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

There are more bugs around on all sections of the South Platte now. In addition to continued Midge and BWO activity, we're now seeing Tricos, Pale Morning Duns, Caddis and a handful of Yellow Sallies. Be prepared with all lifecycle stages, and with more water, be sure to use plenty of weight when nymphing. Leeches, Worms and and streamers are all in play now. 

 

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