Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report

 

 

Hatch Iconic Fly Reel

 

 

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

The recent flow bump should help fishing dramatically along side more consistent hatches. Things have been a bit slower on this section, that being said...our guides have found some nice fish. With Caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and potentially early Tricos starting up...and perhaps more fish in the system with more water, we expect for fishing to ramp up. Stay tuned.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 201 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

In the early Summer all of the South Platte sections mimic each other. There can be alot of different bugs on scene, so make sure you're prepared accordingly. Hatches will focus on Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs and maybe a few Tricos. Also in the mix are Terrestrials. Be ready to throw technical nymph rigs focused on the hatch lifecycles and if you're lucky you'll find yourself throwing a dry in the midst of a solid hatch.

 

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Snow is coming down the hill, and this section is big and offcolor, stay tuned for updated conditions.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 387 cfs

Clarity: Dirty ~ Snowmelt

 

Suggested Methods

In the early Summer all of the South Platte sections mimic each other. There can be alot of different bugs on scene, so make sure you're prepared accordingly. Hatches will focus on Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs and maybe a few Tricos. Also in the mix are Terrestrials. Be ready to throw technical nymph rigs focused on the hatch lifecycles and if you're lucky you'll find yourself throwing a dry in the midst of a solid hatch.

 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Still low in the Canyon, but we expect for flows to bump a bit in the coming days to mirror flows on the Dream Stream. Until then the continued technical nymphing and sporadic dry fly fishing remains in the Canyon.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 61 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

In the early Summer all of the South Platte sections mimic each other. There can be alot of different bugs on scene, so make sure you're prepared accordingly. Hatches will focus on Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs and maybe a few Tricos. Also in the mix are Terrestrials. Be ready to throw technical nymph rigs focused on the hatch lifecycles and if you're lucky you'll find yourself throwing a dry in the midst of a solid hatch.

 

 

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