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 strong flowrate has helped fishing dramatically along side more consistent hatches. With Caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and strong Trico activity...and more fish in the system, fishing will continue to be very solid.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 203 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

The late Summer season can be magical on the Dream Stream...but, 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: 80 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Hatches will focus on Caddis, BWOs, Midges, PMDs and of course 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

The strong flowrate has helped fishing dramatically along side more consistent hatches. With Caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies and strong Trico activity...and more fish in the system, 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: 199 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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