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South Platte River, Colorado - Fishing Report -
January 13, 2017
The river is low in most sections but otherwise, in good shape for this time of
the year. Cheeseman canyon is at 62 cfs and normal at 250 to 400 cfs.
Deckers is at 97 cfs and best at 150 to 325 cfs. The Eleven Mile Canyon is at
67 cfs and best at 150 to 250 cfs. The water temperature varies from 38 down
to 32 or freezing.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow tomorrow and again
Monday and Tuesday, otherwise clear for the coming week. Highs will range
from 3
2 to 50 and lows from 15 to 26 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 62 cfs (estimated - ice in gauge)
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
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 (
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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