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Category
Guide Reports

04/09/2022 South Platte Family Day!

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
4/5
FLOW
210 cfs
TRIP
Morning/Noon
DATE
Apr
09
WEATHER
High 70°
GUIDE

Josh Diller

TRIP SUMMARY

I met Tim and his family at Deckers corner at 8 am. Tim was treating a day on the water to his wife along with his parents in town visting. His mom was going to hike around with their family dog as we fished up the river. Saturday morning made for a lot of crowds on the water. It was a challenge to find open water to fit all three anglers in, but persistence paid off and we were able to find a few good runs! Slow and cold start a difference from the day before, it took a little while before we were able to find fish feeding in the riffles. Once the day started warming up we started finding fishing feeding on leeches, pheasant tails, and foam wing emergers. We took lunch around noon. The wind had picked up making it a little challenging. After lunch we moved up river and noticed a lot of the morning crowds had packed up for the day. The wind calmed down and finally around 2pm we started to see a few blue wing olives. I was eagerly awaiting the potential for some dry fly action seeing the bugs and having cloud cover, but we never did see many fishing keying in on the surface. Nymphing was productive and as expected the mercury pheasant tail size #22 was the hot fly for the afternoon. By around 3pm they all had their fill of fish and excitement for one day and we decided to head to the cars.

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