Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Report

  

South Platte River Fly Fishing Guide

 

 

August 6th, 2019

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Its been a really fun last few weeks on the Dream Stream with increasing Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled. 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 273 cfs

Clarity: Tinted to Clear

 

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers. 

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Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Conditions are finally in a great place on this stretch and the typically great dry/ dropper activity in play! This isn't a stretch where you'll find mass quantities of fish, but we are finding some good fish all the way from the lake to Hartsel. This can be a really fun stretch in this great Summer Window!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 258 cfs

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Dry/ Dropper fishing will be your primary on this section, but be ready with your hatch matchers and nymph rigs. 

 

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Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

This section is back in a great flow range and fishing has been exceptional. While alot of fish are still in the soft pockets on the edges, we are beginning to see alot of fish in prime lies. Tricos, PMDs, Caddis, and Yellow Sallies are all on the menu!

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 273 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers. 

 

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