South Platte River - Below Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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South Platte River - Below Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish are in prime lies now. Read the water well and sight fish if possible. Use long leaders
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Platte River is currently Good

Water flow: 87 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: Gauging Station....Upriver

Best access point: Park at the Park Co Rd. 59 crossing parking lot and work downstream or upstream from there.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWOs, Midges

Fish species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon (seasonal)

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime Runs: February 15- November 15)

Nearest airport: Colorado Springs Airport

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South Platte River, Below Spinney Mountain Reservoir Description

The South Platte River below Spinney Mountain Reservoir is one of the most famed tailwater fisheries in the state of Colorado. Located about 2 hours southwest of Denver in the area known as South Park, this relatively short meadow stretch of the Platte is a year-round fishery and produces some of the largest trout in the state during annual spring (Rainbow and Cutthroat trout) and fall (Brown trout and Kokanee ...

Techniques & Tips

Double nymph rig or tactical systems. Some fish eating midge mergers throughout the day. Dry/emerger rigs for risers

7-Day Forecast

Fishing good earlier in the day now and all day. Fish are active onBWO larvae and a few smaller fish on midges and BWO hatches. Still a few spawners on egg patterns closer to the inlet to Elevenmile. Just look for the crowd and thats it. Very crowded.... A few fish on streamers

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