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
Work shorelines and structure and get deep quickly.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Platte River is currently Good

Water flow: 247 cfs

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 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, Caddis

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

Euro systems with drop shot. Work the deep slots and shorelines. Slow your drift down as much as possible

7-Day Forecast

Higher water with fish holding in deeper structure


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