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RIVER REPORT: Provided by FlyCast


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.


Report Date: November 2, 2020

The Dream Stream served up some bitter cold days of fishing last week. Luckily, temps will rise a bit this week, but we still recommend letting the water sit during the early morning and fishing hard during the 11 am – 4 pm window. During this window, trout and bugs will be more active. While we have seen a few decent dry fly opportunities during the midge and BWO hatches, nymph rigs and streamers are the most consistent approach. Unless you’re on the river during a warm afternoon, nymphing the pronounced pools and runs is the way to go. If you are on the rive during a warm afternoon, spend some time picking apart riffles, pockets and transition areas. As far as streamers go, we recommend targeting the warmest hours of the day when skies are overcast. We’re still seeing decent results on egg, worm and leech patterns but for the most part, trout are keyed in on small midge and baetis offerings. Blood Midges, Disco Midges and Rojo Midges are great lead attractor patterns at the moment. During the morning, Top Secrets, Mercury Midges, Jujubee Midges, Black Beauties and simple thread midges are hot. If you see productivity drop around noon, swap out your midge trailer for a RS2, Barr’s Emerger, JuJu Baetis or Mercury Pheasant Tail. At this point in the year, we recommend fishing midge and baetis patterns in the #22 – 26 range. If you’re targeting kokanee, red flashy patterns, red San Juan Worms, eggs and leeches are the way to go. As always, please avoid stepping on redds and casting to trout actively spawning on redds

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