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South Platte River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
21, 2016
The canyons, both the Eleven mile and Cheeseman Canyons are turning out a
lot of trout for our customers. Stream levels are good in all sections of the river
but basically low. This makes for easy wading but also easy to spook trout.
Blue-winged olive hatches have been good but there are Tricos, Mahongany
duns, October caddis and others.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is almost no chance of rain for the coming
week. Highs will range from
70 to 81 and lows from 43 to 45 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 90 cfs (currently not working) This is from our local rep
Level: 5.23 ft.
Afternoon Water Temperature: 53
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
Green Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Little Yellow Stoneflies, 14/16, nymphs and adults
Spotted Sedges, size 16/14, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, 8/10/12
Japanese Beetles, 14/16
Carpenter Ants, 16/18
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.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Green Sedges, or caddis, are hatching. Spotted sedges are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching in some sections.
Terrestrials, such as ants, beetles and hoppers, are going to become important foods.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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