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South Platte River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
March 17, 2017
The river is flowing at a good level in most all sections. The weather is going to
be very warm for the next few days and we expect the stream levels to increase
from runoff in the watershed. You should keep and eye on the levels. Some
stain is in the water now, from melting snow. Fish midges, Creams and Reds,
and little blue-winged olives. Sculpin streamers is a good choice.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Monday through
next Wednesday, otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range from 71
to 84 and lows from 39 to 49 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 69 cfs (estimated - gauge not working)
Level: 5.00 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: Clear
Stream Flow Data Above Cheesman Lake
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Scuds, size 14 (some areas)
Blue-winged Olives, size 20, 18 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Our Brown and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use at this time.
The Olive Matuka and Black Matuka sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching.
Scuds are available for the trout to eat year-round.
It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with the
midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult midge
only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.

Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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