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 Scud Orange or Grey
  • #10-14 Pine Squirel Leech
  • #20-24 Foam Wing RS2 Brown
  • #18-22 Mayhem Midge
  • #18-22 Chocolate Thunder
  • #18-22 Pure Midge Larva Red

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Deckers Fishing Report Date: Jan 21st, 2020

Flows have been steady between 160 and 190 and the fish have been eating well. With the temperature at night dropping as low as it has been there is no need to rush to the river bright and early. We have been catching the majority of our fish between 11 and 3 once the water has had some time to warm up. The menu is about what you would guess for January with almost all of our fish coming on flies size 20 and smaller. Brown and red have been a couple hot colors for us as of late so a little Choc thunder or Red midge pattern should find its way onto your rig at some point on the day. Plan on stacking on the split shot as well, with the flows up where they are the fish have plenty of deep holes to hunker down in. It doesn’t hurt to lead with a heavier leech pattern as you bounce through the deeper pockets. We have been finding some of our larger fish on a mini slumpbuster on the dead drift. If you need any help taming those trout come see us in the shop or give us a call and we’ll help get you dialed in.                                                                 

Deckers / South Platte Access Points

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