North Platte River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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North Platte River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Target rising fish! Use a 9 foot 4x or 5x leader with double dry flies set up. Using a smaller elk hair caddis or stimulator size 16 trailed with either a BWO or Trico pattern of your choice has been getting some great looks. Make your first cast count and HAVE FUN! Look for the best fishing to take place early and into the late morning.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing North Platte River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
North Park Anglers

Water flow: 36

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM & 6PM to Dark

Best stretch: North Gate Canyon

Best access point: Routt, Six Mile Gap, Prospect Creek, Douglas Creek

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tricos, BWO's, Caddis, Stoneflies, PMD's, Craneflies, Dragon Flies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April-November

Nearest airport: Jackson County in Walden... Hayden near Steamboat Springs, CO.

Techniques & Tips

Fishing in the canyon remains most productive during the early and later parts of the day. The hatches have been starting regularly around 8 - 8:30AM with Trico's BWO's and Caddis. Fish have been looking up pretty steadily on these hatches from the time they begin till around noon. When fish are not keyed in on hatches, a hopper dropper setup with a size 10, 12, or 14 hopper of your choice with a hare's ear or pheasant tail variation in size 14 or 16 has been a productive setup. Once fish start rising, you will have a good opportunity to work on your dry fly fishing. Trico and Blue Wing spinners and cripples have been working well. Good Luck!

7-Day Forecast

Over the next week we expect to see fair weather with cool nights and sunny days in the low 70's. Fish on!

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