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 the drop offs and rock structures.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Platte River is currently Good

Water flow: 48cfs

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

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, BWOs

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

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

Tight line nymphing. Emergers and dries in the afternoon

7-Day Forecast

Production is pretty good during peak heating of the day. Flows have decreased again which does not bode well for any spawning run out of Eleven Mile even though some spawning fish are definitely in the lower mile and some filtering upstream.

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