The Deckers section of the South Platte River is a fantastic tailwater fishery year-round. The 8 miles of deep pools, pocket water and riffles will challenge even the most accomplished anglers. 

Thanks to the Cheesman Reservoir with its bottom release, this tailwater is temperate all year around. 

We update our Deckers Fishing Report at least once a month. We try to keep it as up to date as possible. If you have questions, give us a call at any of our locations!

Deckers is also just a few minutes from Denver, CO.


  • #12-16 Black Two-bit Hooker
  • #12-14 Grey or orange Scud
  • #20-24 Black RS2
  • #18-22 Juju Baetis
  • #18-22 N Platte Emerger Purple
  • #14-16 Orange or Pink Egg

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Deckers Fishing Report Date: Nov 18th, 2019

 Not much new to report down near Deckers this week. Flows have been holding consistent around 80 cfs and with this recent spell of warmer weather id get out and enjoy it before the snow starts to fall again. The fish have been smashing the midge from sun up through the morning and for the most part you are still going to find the fish feeding and holding in the deeper pools and runs. I would fish the midge until about 11 or just after and then you’ll want to switch over to a Bwo nymph or emerger. You’ll see quite a few bugs in the air and on the days when we are lucky enough to have a little cloud cover you’ll find a fish or two keen on eating the dry fly. Everything you are going to see above and below the surface is going to be small so make sure you’ve got some #20-24 bwos in your box. As far as what to lead with on the nymph rig we are finding quite a few on the egg or bead pattern, but as with always this time of year be mindful of redds when wading and leave the spawning fish alone.  

Deckers / South Platte Access Points

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