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South Platte River

The South Platte River can be accessed near South Park, Tomahawk, Badger Basin, Dream Stream, 11 Mile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon, Deckers, Waterton Canyon & through Denver, CO. The South Platte is a river that wears many different hats and many different trout and warmwater species can be found throughout depending on where you fish it. Check below for the latest fly fishing information for whichever stretch you like to catch fish.

Deckers – South Platte Fishing Report 10/04/2017

Fall has arrived, flows have been holding steady around the 200’s, and the fish are on the feed   We’re still seeing some mid to late morning trico and BWO hatches depending on how cold it gets the night before. Dry fly fishing this time of year is a challenge, but it’s worth it considering the window of opportunity is quickly closing due to the weather. If your fishing a tandem dry fly rig but Read More

Deckers Fishing Report 3/23/17 – Levi Lambert

Lots of hatch’s to take advantage of on the Decker’s portion of the S. Platte river right now! The Flows were bumped up to around 120cfs the other day and this seems to have improved the already good fishing. Hatch’s of  Midges, Micro stone flies, BWO’s and even a Skwala stone or two have the trout on the feed. The fish are starting to show up in the riffles as well as pools, shelf’s, slack Read More

Deckers Fly Fishing Report – March 6th 2017 – Levi Lambert

South Platte River Fishing Report (Deckers) Warm weather, slightly higher flows, and the arrival of the big midge have made for some great fishing.  The weather has been in the mid 60’s for the last 7 days, making the water temps consistently high enough to see some rising fish mid day and late in the afternoon, provided the wind isn’t howling. The riser’s won’t be easy targets as they are by no means prolific, but Read More

Deckers Fishing Report Feb. 7th – Levi Lambert

Warm weather and consistent flows have made for some good fishing The weather has been in the mid to high 50’s for the last 5 days, making the water temps consistently high enough to see some rising fish mid day and late in the afternoon, provided the wind isn’t gusting. The riser’s won’t be the easiest targets as they are by no means prolific, but anytime you get the chance to throw drys in the Read More

South Platte Fishing Report – Deckers 1/22/17

The S. Platte river around Deckers has been fishing really well, winter flows have been steady at around 60CFS, however the water clarity is slightly off color, making it a little easier to sneak up on fish if you can spot them The weather air temp has regularly been getting into the mid 40’s and higher so the ice/slush has usually dissipated by 10:30-11am. If your the impatient type and want to get on the Read More

South Platte Fishing Report – Deckers 7/18/2016 Levi Lambert

Lot’s of bugs and many ways to fish them –  7/18/2016 The S. Platte river below Deckers is fishing very well with the caddis hatch in full swing along with consistent PMD and Trico hatches. If your fishing in the late afternoon, you may even be seeing some yellow sally’s coming off. We’re finding rising fish predominately in longer runs with dark gravel bottoms, but keep a sharp eye on banks with some overhanging shade Read More

Urban South Platte River Fishing Report 2/12/15

Kat with fish from Urban south platte

As an angler, winter time on the Denver Front Range is purgatory for me I spend the majority of my time thinking about throwing dry flies at Deckers but am met with a day of staring at bobbers when I make the long trek down there. The drive for me is seldom worth the reward so I find myself exploring other waters in closer proximity to me. This winter has been dedicated almost exclusively to Read More

South Platte River Fly Fishing Report 5/28/14

South Platte River has been fishing lights out!            High water or low water the South Platte river has been fishing great the last couple of weeks, and it is only going to get better! What has been driving such good fishing? A couple of things to make note of are: water temps are coming up helping drive bug activity. The off colored water mixed with overcast days that have produced Read More

North Fork South Platte River | Long Meadow Ranch Fishing Report

On Monday September 2, I got the chance to get way from the crowds and fish Long Meadow Ranch Having the river to ourselves and the overcast skies with light rain made for an ideal day on the water Our morning on Long Meadow Ranch started out with searching patterns, fishing indicator rigs, dry droppers and streamers. Nymphing proved to be the most effective early morning with a good number of bows taking red leather Read More

Long Meadow Ranch Trip Report – Big Colorado fish eating big Colorado Streamers

fly fishing long meadow ranch

This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with  some awesome clients out at the beautiful Long Meadow Ranch.  This property is hot right now and the big fish are taking meat!! Tie it and Throw it In my opinion there is nothing better in the world of fly fishing than landing fish on flies that you sat down and tied yourself.  It is a very rewarding experience and I Read More

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