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.


  • #14-16 Scud Tan or Orange
  • #8-10 Pine Squirrel Leach
  • #10-12 Tan Squirmy worm
  • #12-18 Guides Choice Hare's Ear
  • #4-6 Sex Dungeon
  • Ritt’s Fighting Craw

Report Date: July 8th, 2019

As is the theme with the entire South Platte system, we have some heavy water coming through the Dream so tread lightly as you wade, or better yet keep the boot dry and just fish from the bank. You’ll find all your fish right along the bank looking for that slower water anyways so no need to risk taking a drink. Bring the heavy weights and the big bugs. We have been doing best with the nymph rig on the upper section along the cut banks and bends where you can find the walking speed water. The lower river towards the inlet of 11 Mile has been stellar for streamer fishing early in the morning and after dinner.

Dream Stream River Access Points

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