Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report


Preseason Fly Fishing Sale

 

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

It's Winter fishing on all sections of the South Platte right now. The Dream Stream will be a strong, though very technical option for you in the colder months of the year. Bring your smallest flies and lightest tippet and be ready to brave the elements. We have seen a handful of lake fish on the lower end of the system, however nothing crazy on that front yet. As we enter the spawning window for the rainbows/ cuttbows on this section...please be aware of redds and spawning activity.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 59 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Its a very Midge focused fishery in the Winter months with a handful of Pseudocloeon Baetis (Fall BWOs) mixed in. Be prepared for technical nymphing for 95% of your day, though you may see some fish active on random Midge or Baetis hatches. In other words, be prepared with the full lifecycle of the Midge and BWO...in small sizes. Never a bad idea to throw an attractor nymph here and there, so keep a leech or egg handy as well.

 

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Not enough water in this section to clear ice formation in the middle of the Winter months. Look elsewhere until Springtime.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: ICE

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Prep for the Spring!

 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

It's Winter fishing on all sections of the South Platte right now. Elevenmile Canyon has been fishing very well...and will continue to be a strong, though very technical option for you in the colder months of the year. Bring your smallest flies and lightest tippet and be ready to brave the elements.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 68 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

Its a very Midge focused fishery in the Winter months with a handful of Pseudocloeon Baetis (Fall BWOs) mixed in. Be prepared for technical nymphing for 95% of your day, though you may see some fish active on random Midge or Baetis hatches. In other words, be prepared with the full lifecycle of the Midge and BWO...in small sizes. Never a bad idea to throw an attractor nymph here and there, so keep a leech or egg handy as well.

 

 

Arkansas Tailwater Fly Fishing Guide

 

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