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Trouts Journal

Fly Fishing Report: The South Platte River September 23

Ivan Orsic / Sep 23, 2013

Fall fly fishing has finally arrived in Colorado! With the recent rain events behind us, it is great to see a more regular weather pattern developing here in the Front Range. The flows on the main stem of the South Platte River have been bumped up and the water clarity is excellent (flows are currently right around ~300 out of Cheesman Canyon).

We have had guide trips down to the South Platte River for the past week and it is great to see the Deckers area settling back in nicely - and more importantly so are the fish. Tricos continue to appear around 9:30am and the fish are responding well. San Juan Worms continue to produce as do Two Bit Hookes (18-20), Juju Baetis (20) and Rainbow Warriors (18-20). There have been quite a few really nice brown trout getting active as well as rainbows and cut-bows. With the higher flows, don’t be afraid to throw a few bigger and brighter attractor nymphs – the key is to get down to where the fish are feeding.

We have plenty of flies here in the shop and can get you pointed in the right direction. Or, if you are interested in taking a half or fully day trip to explore the South Platte River with an experienced guide, give us a call to book your trip today - 303.733.1434.

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