Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report


Preseason Fly Fishing Sale

 

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

Finally some water in the system and the fishing in reflecting it! Blue Winged Olive and Midge lifecycle activity will be the major drivers of productivity until Caddis activity builds. Our guides are also finding fish with a variety of scuds and sowbugs.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 292 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

Suggested Methods

Its BWOs, Midges and Caddis. Be prepared for technical nymphing for much of your day, but be prepared with a dry fly rod for those BWO and Midge hatches...and don't be a opposed to throwing a streamer with spawning fish in the system. 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 scud, leech or egg handy as well.

 

 

 

Spinney Mountain Ranch (Above Spinney Reservoir)

 

General Overview

Runoff and the river is offcolor on this section right now...will report when clarity returns.

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Spinney Reservoir: 588

Clarity: Runoff *Offcolor

 

Suggested Methods

Prep for the Spring!

 

 

 

Elevenmile Canyon

 

General Overview

Very similar bug activity in the canyon right now. Midges, BWOs, and Caddis will be your major players. 

 

Stream Conditions

Flowrate near Lake George: 153 CFS

Clarity: Clear

 

 

Suggested Methods

Its BWOs, Midges and Caddis. Be prepared for technical nymphing for much of your day, but be prepared with a dry fly rod for those BWO and Midge hatches...and don't be a opposed to throwing a streamer with spawning fish in the system. 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 scud, leech or egg handy as well.

 

 

Arkansas Tailwater Fly Fishing Guide

 

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