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Platte River has Been Consistently Fishing Good…..

The Platte through Deckers has been consistently fishing good for 4 weeks or so now and I can’t help guess this is going to translate to hungry fish all summer. Water temps and air temps for that matter are usually a lot more sporadic in late April and we tend to get a big snow to cap off the winter and this year I just dont see that happening. The flows bumped up a little this last week to just above 160 cfs and the fish are starting to movie out of the deep water and into more spring and summer lies. Lead with a big Pats Rubberleg or a cranefly larva with plenty of weight. Behind your big ugly I would drop a #18 Soft Hackle PT or your favorite Caddis Larva in a size #16 or #18 about a foot and a half off your point fly. BWO activity has actually been treating us to some top water action in the afternoon. I like fishing a dry dropper with some sort of Soft Hackle or Emerger and it seems that even if the fish are rising all the way up to the surface the bigger fish will turn on that dropper. Get out there and smack some trout… Better yet, let one of our Pros take you out and show you some tricks and tips to help you master the South Platte.

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