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 egg pattern or bead
  • #8-14 Crane Fly larva
  • #8-12 Pat's Rubber Legs
  • #16-20 Cased Caddis
  • #18-22 Barr’s Emerger BWO
  • #18-22 Slim Shady BWO

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Deckers Fishing Report Date: April 8th, 2020

Fishing on the Platte near Deckers has been super solid as of late with flows bouncing around a little between 120 and 200. The nice part of all this social distancing is all the time we have to fish, the only drawback is everyone feels the same way.  Plan on spending the morning nymphing deep with smaller baetis. You’ll notice all the stoneflies in the water pretty quick and the pats has been tearing fishing up in the deeper water. We have been seeing some awesome bug activity from 11-3 and fish coming up in the water column finally.  You may not get the opportunity to catch them on top but there are tons of fish crushing emergers below the surface so a little dry dropper rig can’t hurt your chances. My best advice is to take advantage of the afternoon. We have been catching most of our fish from 12-4 or so and the crowds tend to fade a little by lunchtime.

Deckers / South Platte Access Points

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