Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Report

  

 

 

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Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Flows are ina. great Summertime range on the Dream Stream and bug activity has been strong for several weeks. This will be really good for the fishing, as fish will find better feeding lies and the bugs will really begin to kick on with warmer temps as well. Late June and Early July can be awesome...so try to get some days in!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 247 cfs

Clarity: Clear to Stained

 

Suggested Methods

There are more bugs around on all sections of the South Platte now. In addition to continued Midge and BWO activity, we're now seeing Tricos, Pale Morning Duns, Caddis and a handful of Yellow Sallies. Be prepared with all lifecycle stages, and with more water, be sure to use plenty of weight when nymphing. Leeches, Worms and and streamers are all in play now. 

 

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Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Snow is coming down, so conditions will be variable on this section. 

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 120 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

There are more bugs around on all sections of the South Platte now. In addition to continued Midge and BWO activity, we're now seeing Tricos, Pale Morning Duns, Caddis and a handful of Yellow Sallies. Be prepared with all lifecycle stages, and with more water, be sure to use plenty of weight when nymphing. Leeches, Worms and and streamers are all in play now. 

 

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Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Flows are beginning to bump up with release now occurring on the Dream Stream. We'll see flows in the 200plus cfs range shortly in the Canyon, but conditions remain excellent. This will be really good for the fishing, as fish will find better feeding lies and the bugs will really begin to kick on with warmer temps as well. Late June and Early July can be awesome...so try to get some days in!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 257 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

There are more bugs around on all sections of the South Platte now. In addition to continued Midge and BWO activity, we're now seeing Tricos, Pale Morning Duns, Caddis and a handful of Yellow Sallies. Be prepared with all lifecycle stages, and with more water, be sure to use plenty of weight when nymphing. Leeches, Worms and and streamers are all in play now. 

 

 

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