Flows: 116 cfs
Clarity: Fair to Good. Geneva Creek is adding some color on warm days
Water Temperature: High 30’s
Hatches: Midges and winter stoneflies
14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and a few winter stoneflies. Target the traditional winter lies (slow, deep pools) where you’ll find the largest concentration of fish. The best fishing is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tips and Other Information: Fishing along the North Fork of the South Platte has been good the past few days. Anglers are fooling trout with an assortment of small bead heads, midges, and egg patterns. Look for flows to remain in the 75-125 cfs range for the remainder of the winter season.
Effective Patterns: #18 Hot Tail Flash Eggs, #18 Black Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Bead Head Flashback Black Beauties, #20-22 Pearl Jams, #20-22 Rainbow Warriors, and #20-22 red midge larva.