RIVER REPORT: Provided by FlyCast


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.


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Deckers Fishing Report Date: November 2, 2020

Flows through Deckers increased by roughly 30 cfs over the last week. Currently sitting at 75 cfs, flows are slightly below the historical average for this time of year. At this level, water clarity is high and trout are stacked up in the pronounced pools, runs and pockets. Trout are becoming increasingly selective and skittish, so we recommend using a yarn or small foam indicator when nymphing and downsizing to 5x – 6x fluorocarbon tippet. While there are moments when caddis larva, egg, worm and leech patterns are hot, tiny midge and baetis patterns will be the most consistent approach. This time of year, we like to use red midge patterns for our lead fly (red Zebra Midge, Blood Midge, Rojo Midge, Disco Midge etc.). Below that, trail one or two imitative patterns. Patterns such as Black Beauties, Mercury Midges and Top Secrets are ideal during the morning and late afternoon. During the middle of the day, go with an olive/grey RS2, Barr’s Emerger or JuJu Baetis. The recent cold weather put a damper on dry fly action but with temps expected to climb back into the 60s and 70s this week, be on the lookout for midge and BWO activity. A Griffiths Gnat or #24 Parachute Adams will do the trick. Report provided by

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