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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:
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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
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 ...
Salmon) spawning runs out of Elevenmile Reservoir. The resident fish are no joke either, consistently reaching sizes over 18 inches. This is an amazing stretch to fish when the action is good, but it is fairly technical water and can be a real challenge at times even for an experienced angler.
Double nymph rig or tactical systems. Some fish eating midge mergers throughout the day. Dry/emerger rigs for risers
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