Fishing Report for the South Platte River

South Platte River Report

  

 

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February 20th, 2018

 

Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers SWA)

 

General Overview

We've entered that awesome Early Spring time period on the Dream Stream. However, its acting more like Winter still, as temps have rarely risen above freezing in the last several weeks. For those of you hoping for some lake fish to enter the system, it really takes the ice to start to break to see fish move into the system heavily. In addition, with these temps, the ice flow can be substantial for much of the day. We will see some relief and some warmer temps in the next 10 days, and March will be awesome as usual, so get ready!

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 64.9 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: 65.4 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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