Colorado Fly Fishing Reports - Courtesy of The Flyfisher Group


Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Dec 1, 2014

Colorado Stream Update: Fly fishing on Colorado's South Platte at Deckers has been fair to good this fall. Our Colorado fly fishing guides are reporting lots of epic days on the water.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

Now is a great time for sight fishing Colorado's famed South Platte. Flows are lower, under 100 CFS and the water has been good for targeting the trophy browns and rainbows that call this iconic river home. Now is a great time for sight fishing without an indicator but if you must use one make sure it lands soft and subtle. Two fly nymph rigs have been the name of the game, with our top guides using a san juan worm or egg pattern as a point fly, trailed by a midge or mayfly nymph/emerger. Longer 9 foot leaders and fine 4x-5x tippet are the best tools for the job right now. Good luck and have fun on one of Colorado's best tail water fisheries!

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. 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. Now is the time to find a true trophy fish. The public water sections are producing better than average fish and good fly fishing reports.  The fishing is fair.  Clear skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 100
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Likely Catch

Species: Brown Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male
Weight: 1 lbs 7 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 6 inches

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge Micro Black Midge Larva Illustration Micro Black Midge Emerger Illustration Micro Black Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Micro Black Midge
Color: Black
Size: 24
Time: AM
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: Midge Chocolate Brown Midge Larva Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Emerger Illustration Chocolate Brown Midge Adult Illustration
Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 20
Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Egg Egg
Color: Pinkish Yellow
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Fly: Black Beauty Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Chocolate
Size: 24
Time: All Day

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late December

Insects Color Dates Emergence Size Spinner Fall Illustrations
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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

Weather for Deckers

Current: 21 °F    Partly Cloudy     Wind: 8 MPH WNW
Current Condtions

Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 21 °F
Humidity: 68%
Wind: 8 mph WNW
Pressure: 14.78 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%

Saturday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 43 °F
Low: 17 °F
Wind: 9 mph W
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecastSunny
High: 48 °F
Low: 25 °F
Wind: 16 mph WSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecastBlowing snow
High: 32 °F
Low: 13 °F
Wind: 20 mph NW

Archived Fishing Reports for Deckers