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Trouts Journal

Fly Fishing Report: May 3rd

Ivan Orsic / May 6, 2013

Last week brought a mixed bag of weather to the Front Range of Colorado. We fished in blizzard conditions in the South Platte Drainage on Wednesday May 1st but by Friday May 3rd the weather near Deckers was back in the 50s and the sun was out. You have to love spring fly fishing conditions in Colorado.

Our clients Mike and Jerrod were able to get into fish right out of the gate. The water was clear and running just over 130 CFS – the fish were keying in on egg patterns and smaller midges in the morning. After fishing the lower river, we moved higher up in the system and had luck hooking rainbow and brown trout on San Juan Worms and Juju Baetis. Although there were some baetis coming off the water’s surface the fish seemed keyed on feeding sub surface.

We’ll be out on the water all this week and we’re hoping some additional cloud cover might set off the dry fly fishing. We’re happy to see that the South Platte River is continuing to fish well throughout the spring and it should continue to be a great option for the month of May. For fishing conditions across the state and real-time stream flows check out our Fishing Conditions page. If you are interested in taking a guided fly fishing trip to learn how to fish the South Platte River more effectively call the shop at 303.733.1434. We're here to help.

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