Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report

 

 

Holiday Fly FIshing Gear Guide

 

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

It's winter fishing now on the South Platte basin...its a small bug game! There will be some good opportunities on your warmer days, but nymphing will certainly be your staple. Things will be technical, so bring your A-Game, long leaders and light tippet.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 115 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

The Winter window features strong Pseudo Baetis (Fall BWO) activity and a continuation of Midge and Trico presence throughout the lifecycle. Be prepared with the nymph, emerger and adult categories of the aforementioned bugs, and a few attractor nymphs (Egg Patterns, Micro-Worms, Leeches, etc). Also, streamers can be especially effective if you're able to cover water.

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

The inflow to Spinney is getting pretty skinny at this point in time. Although you may see some migratory fish in the system here and there, this is simply not the most optimal time of year to fish this section simply due to the conditions.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 45.2 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

The winter window features strong Pseudo Baetis (Fall BWO) activity and a continuation of Midge presence throughout the lifecycle. Be prepared with the nymph, emerger and adult categories of the aforementioned bugs, and a few attractor nymphs (Egg Patterns, Micro-Worms, Leeches, etc). Also, streamers can be especially effective if you're able to cover water.

 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

The good flowrate has helped fishing dramatically along side more consistent hatches. With strong BWO hatch activity, and consistent Midge lifecycle activity...fishing will continue to be very solid through the winter. A lot of pressure on this section so be ready for technical fishing.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 120 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

The winter window features strong Pseudo Baetis (Fall BWO) activity and a continuation of Midge presence throughout the lifecycle. Be prepared with the nymph, emerger and adult categories of the aforementioned bugs, and a few attractor nymphs (Egg Patterns, Micro-Worms, Leeches, etc). Also, streamers can be especially effective if you're able to cover water.

 

 

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