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.


  • #6-10 Chubby Brown/ Olive
  • #10 Mini Leech
  • #14 Caddis Pupa
  • #10 Pats Rubber Leg
  • #18-20 North Platte Emerger
  • #18- 20 Splitback Shady PMD

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Deckers Fishing Report Date: August 27th, 2020

Flows dropped by 40 cfs on Tuesday but that won’t have an impact on productivity or your approach. Holding steady in the upper 500 cfs range, anglers should approach Deckers with a runoff mindset. What this means is, visibility is low, big and/or flashy patterns are king and trout prefer slower water. With cooler water temps, trout activity will pick up around 10 am, which is later than most rivers during the summer. Dry droppers fished tight to the bank is a great tactic during the morning and evening. As water temperatures rise, trout will feed in the soft outer seams, slow runs and pockets. Surface activity has been pretty quiet during the afternoon, making nymphing the most productive strategy. UV Scuds, Iron Sally’s, Pat’s Rubber Legs, Mini Leeches, Copper Johns and caddis larva are great attractor patterns at the moment. Mercury Midges, Bling Midges, Sparkle Wing RS2s, JuJu Baetis, Barr’s Emergers and Darth Baetis are our go-to trailer patterns. If you’re not seeing success with these patterns, odds are your flies aren’t getting down quickly or deep enough. To fix this, either slide your indicator higher up on your leader or add more split shot to your line

Deckers / South Platte Access Points

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