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South Platte River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
D
ecember 02, 2016
The river is in good shape with good stream levels in all sections. Wading is
easy thanks to lower discharges and water levels. The river is slightly warmer
near the bottom discharges of the tailwaters but all of it is warm enough to fish.
Midges, creams and reds or blood midges and little Blue-winged olives are
hatching.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow today and Tuesday and
Wednesday
for the coming week. Highs will range from 22 to 47 and lows from
1
3 to 24 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 55 cfs (estimated)
Level: 5.00 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 40
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 16, 18 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
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
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.
Midges are starting to hatch.
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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