Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 40-43 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Partly Cloudy Flow: 94
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Deckers is flowing 94 CFS at Trumbull Bridge, fish are holding in the slowest & deepest pools, buckets and seams. As the weather worms turn your attention to the heads and tail outs of runs.

Current Conditions at Deckers:

It is traditional winter fishing along the Deckers stretch of The South Platte right now. Longer 9 foot plus leaders and 5x-7x tippets are needed to fool fish. During the warmer parts of the day anglers & guides are reporting pods of fish rising. This is a great time to fish small dry flies to rising trout. Try patterns like Parachute Adams and Griffith's Gnats in hook sizes 20-24.

The South Platte, primarily Deckers and Cheesman Canyon is your best bet for good winter experience close to Denver.  Make sure you have a quality set of polarized glasses. Guides report that the sight fishing has been fantastic. It is windy in the meadow stretches of the Platte, for good protection from the elements try fishing the canyon stretches. Red midges have been working well. 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 fair.  Partly Cloudy skies and 40-43 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 0 lbs 14 oz
Length: 15 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Deckers

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Micro Black Midge

Color: Purplish Black

Size: 20

Time: PM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time: AM

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Chocolate Brown Midge

Color: Chocolate

Size: 24

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Deckers

Fly: Garcia's Rojo Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Garcia's Rojo Midge Garcia's Rojo Midge
Fly: Poison Tung
Color: Blue
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Poison Tung Poison Tung
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 24
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Early December


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: 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 

Weather for Deckers

Current: 14 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 21 MPH SW
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 14 °F
Humidity: 67%
Wind: 21 mph SW
Pressure: 14.76 psi
Cloud Cover: 0%
Thursday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 25 °F  <br/>Low: 18 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph E
High: 25 °F
Low: 18 °F
Wind: 5 mph E
Friday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 46 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 8 mph SSW
High: 46 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 8 mph SSW
Saturday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 45 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph W
High: 45 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 12 mph W