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
Hang drifts through edge water. Increasing flows are moving fish and they will move to the outside seams.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Platte River is currently Good

Water flow: 153cfs

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 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:

Midges, Caddis, yellow sallies, PMDs, Tricos

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

Things are beginning to move into a late Spring/ Summer mindset on the South Platte. Bugs (other than midges) are finally starting to hatch, so activity has been great! Look to have very good days on those warm days, driven by heavy emergent activity of mayflies, midges and caddis. With this little flow bump, fish are also looking at streamers more (think smaller with your streamers). There are a few lake fish still in the system, so be prepared for a big fish!

7-Day Forecast

With stable flows of over 100 cfs, fish have taken up normal feeding lies and fishing has improved. Should be a good hatch week.

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