Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 40-43
Sky: Clear Flow: 438
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows are high on Deckers, 438 CFS at Trumbull bridge. The water might be big, but so are the fish! They are fat and healthy with the big flows so get out and fish.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

It is a nymph fisherman's paradise in Deckers and the surrounding South Platte River. Longer 9 foot plus leaders are needed to fish the deepest holes and seams. With the bigger flows, do not be afraid to "rope up" and to 3x-4x tippet for fighting fish in deeper currents. A great rig right now is an egg or San Juan Worm size 18 trailed by a variety of bead head midges and mayflies size 20-24.

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. It is windy in the meadow stretches of the Platte, for good protection from the elements try fishing the canyon stretches. Lots of eggs are in the stream. An egg mayfly combo, trailed by an emerging midge has been slaying fish. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 40-43 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 13 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 6 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Dark Blue Olive

Size: 20

Time: AM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: October Caddis

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time: PM

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Micro Caddis

Color: Brownish Tan

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Color: Dark Blue Olive
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Blue Winged Olive Emerger Blue Winged Olive Emerger
Fly: Egg
Color: Yellowish Pink
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Egg Egg

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Deckers

Current: 55 °F Sunny skies Wind: 7 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Sunny skies

Temperature: 55 °F
Humidity: 30%
Wind: 7 mph SSW
Pressure: 15.10 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny skies<br/> High: 77 °F  <br/>Low: 52 °F <br/> Wind: 10 mph SW
Sunny skies
High: 77 °F
Low: 52 °F
Wind: 10 mph SW
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny skies<br/> High: 70 °F  <br/>Low: 50 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph NE
Sunny skies
High: 70 °F
Low: 50 °F
Wind: 8 mph NE
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny skies<br/> High: 68 °F  <br/>Low: 47 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph ENE
Sunny skies
High: 68 °F
Low: 47 °F
Wind: 6 mph ENE