Close to Denver, the Dream Stream is a six-mile section of the South Platte River that includes the Spinney Vail Valley and Eleven Mile reservoirs. Even in your wildest fishing dreams, you would be hard-pressed to find a more plentiful supply of trout in picture perfect surroundings.


  • #12-16 Orange Egg or bead
  • #8-10 Pine Squirrel Leach
  • #18-22 Rs2 Olive or Grey
  • #18-22 Darth Baetis
  • #18-22 N Platte Emerger
  • #18-22 Chocolate Thunder

Report Date: Nov 4th, 2019


Well the salmon have pretty much come and gone for the season but we are still bumping quite a few lakers if you’re willing to work for it. I want to preface this report by saying that we are seeing a bunch of fish spawning and we can’t urge you enough to leave those fish be. Be aware of redds as you’re wading and don’t fish to the ones trying to do their business.  The fish we are still finding looking to eat are pretty well spread out along the upper river so be prepared to do a bit of walking. If you’re lucky enough to find one we have been doing well on a deep leech rig with something small and slim behind it. The egg has still been a big player too so if you aren’t having success on the leech switch over to the gumball. We are starting to see a good amount of Blue Wings down there as well so olive or grey should be the hot color on your small baetis bugs. 


Dream Stream River Access Points

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