Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT Crowd Rating: Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Nov 9, 2015

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers is fishing good and crowds are a little smaller than usual as we head into winter. Fishing has been best during the warmest parts of the day when the sun is on the river.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Fishing has been fair to good and we are even catching the occasional trout on the surface! Look for fishing to continue to be decent as we roll into winter. It is a nymph fisherman's game right now, 9 to 10 foot leaders tapered down to 5x-6x Flurocarbon. Have fun at Deckers!

The South Platte, primarily Deckers and Cheesman Canyon is your best bet for good winter experience close to Denver.  If you can brave the crowds and the cold you might find yourself holding the biggest brown trout you have ever seen. We are seeing some of the best fish of the year get hooked right now. Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic. Better bring a big net in order to land the biggest trout of your life. Red midges have been working well. Blue and black midges are hooking lots of pigs. Now is the time to find a true trophy fish. The water on is gin clear and we have been hooking some really nice specimens. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports. Winter is around the corner and the crowds on the South Platte should be dying down a bit.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 105
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 0 lbs 10 oz
Length: 12 inches
Girth: 6 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge Black Midge Larva Illustration Black Midge Emerger Illustration Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: AM
Insect Type: Mayfly Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger Illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph Illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 24
Time: PM
Insect Type: Caddisfly October Caddis Larva Illustration October Caddis Emerger Illustration October Caddis Adult Illustration
Insect: October Caddis
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 20
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: PM
Fly: Gold Ribber Hare's Ear Gold Ribber Hare's Ear
Color: Brownish Olive
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Jujubee Midge Jujubee Midge
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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Gray Drake Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Late Morning 14-16 Evening
Gray Drake Nymph illustration Gray Drake Emerger illustration Gray Drake Adult illustration
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Clouds & warmest part of day 22-26 Evening
Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Nymph illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Emerger illustration Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO) Adult illustration


Chocolate Brown Midge Brown to Chocolate Feb 15 -
Dec 15
All Day 20-22 2-3 Hours
Chocolate Brown Midge Larva illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult illustration
Snow Midge Gray to Charcoal Jan 1 -
Dec 31
Warmest part of day 24-28 2-3 Hours
Snow Midge Larva illustration Snow Midge Emerger illustration Snow Midge Adult illustration


Beetle Brownish to Black May 1 -
Nov 30
All Day 10-18 NA
Beetle  illustration
Cricket Brownish Olive to Black Jun 1 -
Nov 30
Twilight & Dusk 8-16 NA
Cricket  illustration

Weather for Deckers

Current: 21 °F    Mist    Wind: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Temperature: 21 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.71 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%

Wednesday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 43 °F
Low: 26 °F
Wind: 10 mph SSW
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecastLight snow
High: 28 °F
Low: 13 °F
Wind: 11 mph ENE
Friday's Forecast
weather forecastPartly Cloudy
High: 26 °F
Low: 20 °F
Wind: 10 mph SE

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