Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Deckers – South Platte River

Deckers is a world-renowned stretch of the South Platte River. There are miles of public water to fish in and around the hamlet of Deckers.

Current Conditions 

Clarity:  Excellent

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

14 Day Forecast:   Look for hatches of midges, blue-winged olives, and Tricos

Tips and Other Information:  Fishing in and around the Deckers is currently fair at the moment with the recent reduction in water levels. Chessman Reservoir is extremely low (58,000 acre feet) so look for low flows for the remainder of the year. Denver Water is gonna leave the Roberts Tunnel on this winter (so that means lower flows on the South Fork), so look for flows to range between 50-100 cfs for most of the autumn and winter season.  Anglers can expect to see reliable hatches of midges, Tricos, and blue winged olives right now. Dry and dropper rigs are productive in the skinny water where the trout become suspicious of standard indicator rigs. Crowds have been heavy as of late…

Effective Patterns:  #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20 Smith’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #18 Buckskin, # #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS 2, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #24 Stalcup’s CDC Biot Trico Comparadun, #22 Matt’s Midge, #20-22 Mathew’s Sparkle Dun