Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Report

  

 

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December 7th, 2018

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Flows have dropped to to 50cfs...so that in combination with very cold overnight lows, has al substantial amount of ice in the river for much of the day and overall relatively poor production. During the winter months its really beneficial to see flows above 75cfs, so until that happens, we'll be focusing our efforts on the Arkansas Basin. 

**There are many spawning fish in the system, please respect any fish actively working Redds (clean areas of gravel). Do not fish to actively spawning fish!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 49 cfs

Clarity: Clear

Clarity is strong and flows are currently in the average window

 

Suggested Methods

Its a midge fishery for the most part in the winter. You will be best suited to run a variety of attractor trico or BWO nymphs with a Midge Larva early and a Midge Pupa later on near the substrate. At times you'll find fish posted up feeding on adult Midges. 

 

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Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Its winter on this section, and flows are really too low to make it a viable option...

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: OFFLINE

Clarity: Clear (3ft Plus)

Clarity is strong, but flows are too low

 

Suggested Methods

Fish elsewhere until the Spring...

 

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Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Like all of the other sections of the South Platte in South Park, cooler conditions have had some effect on the fishing over the last month. However, flows are still manageable, and fish are still eating...so bundle up and enjoy!

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 77.4 CFS

Clarity: Clear

Flows are lower than average in the canyon, clarity is perfect.

 

Suggested Methods

Its a midge fishery for the most part in the winter. You will be best suited to run a variety of attractor trico or BWO nymphs with a Midge Larva early and a Midge Pupa later on near the substrate. At times you'll find fish posted up feeding on adult Midges. 

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