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. If you want Kokes, they are in and will grab a flashy streamer or red yarn on a hook. Don't forget that snagging is not legal. Please don't fish to Browns on the Redds. That is the future of the river.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing South Platte River is currently Good

Water flow: 67 cfs

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 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, 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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Tactical and Western nymphing systems.

7-Day Forecast

Mixed bag of bugs with some dry fly activity. As we move into a lower flow time period with air temps still warm please be sure to watch water temp and revive fish if needed...Protect the resource!


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