Entries by steveparrott

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report – Elevenmile Canyon – South Platte

Elevenmile Canyon is known for its superb dry fly fishing. The Trico hatch is one of many that anglers should concentrate their efforts on. Current Conditions Flow: 224cfs Clarity: Exellent Water Temperature: Upper 50’s to low 60’s Hatches: Midges, PMD’s, Yellow Sallies, caddis, blue-winged olives, and Tricos 14 Day Forecast: Look for good hatches of midges, PMD’s, yellow sallies, caddis, […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Colorado River

Fishing the Colorado River should be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you’re a walk/wade fisherman or prefer float-fishing, this river has it all! Current Conditions: Flows: 548 cfs Parshall and 1270 near Kremmling Clarity: Good Water Temperature:  Mid to upper 50’s Hatches: Midges, caddis, red quills, and Tricos 14 Day Forecast: Look for excellent fishing and reliable hatches of Midges, […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Blue River

The Blue River is a pocket water paradise. There are miles of public water between the town of Silverthorne and Green Mountain Reservoir for you to sample. Current Conditions Flow: 169 cfs below Dillon Reservoir, 556 below Green Mountain Reservoir Clarity: Good throughout it entirety Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s near the dam, but warms […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: Williams Fork River

The Williams Fork is one of the prettiest places on the planet.  This stretch is proof that trout don’t live in ugly places. Current Conditions Flow:  274 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature:  Upper 40’s to low 50’s Hatches: Midges, caddis, red quills, and Tricos 14 Day Forecast: Look for good flows and excellent fishing for weeks to come. Anglers […]

Fishing Report: Clear Creek

Flows: 107 CFS – Lawson Clarity: Good Hatches: Caddis, Stones Major Food Organisms: attractor patterns Conditions: Flows are dropping and fish are moving into the more traditional summer lies in pockets and runs.  Fishing a dry/dropper the transitional zones and pocket water with attractor dries with a dropper will work well. Some Caddis surface activity in the afternoon will produce a few fish […]

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  Flow: 385 cfs, Trumbull Clarity:  Excellent Water Temperature: Upper 50’s to low 60’s ​ Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, yellow sallies, golden stoneflies, and caddis 14 Day Forecast:  Look for hatches of […]

Fishing Report: Bear Creek

Flows: 25 CFS – Morrison Clarity: Excellent Hatches: Caddis, PMD’s Major Food Organisms: Caddis and PMD’s Conditions: With the dropping flows, dry fly fishing has been outstanding in the morning and afternoon Suggested Patterns: Chubby Chernobyls in size 10 and 12, Prince Nymphs in a 14 or 16, Copper John’s (copper and lime), any jig nymphs in sizes 14 and 16, […]

Pat Dorsey’s Fishing Report: Spinney Mountain – Charlie Meyers SWA

The Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area (commonly called the Spinney Mountain Ranch or Dream Stream) is a classic meandering, meadow stream. Anglers have the opportunity to catch rainbows, cut-bows, cutthroats, and brown trout when they fish this fabled stretch of water.  Current Conditions  Flow: 170 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature:  Upper 50’s and low 60’s […]

Pat Dorsey’s Stream Report: North Fork of the South Platte River

Trophy trout await you on many of our leases on the North Fork of the South Platte.  To book a day on Boxwood, Long Meadow, North Fork Ranch, or the Meadows, call the Blue Quill Angler (303-674-4700) and we’ll gladly assist you. Current Conditions: Flows: 206 cfs Clarity: Good Water Temperature: Mid 40’s Hatches: Midges, sporadic caddis, and sporadic red […]

Pat Dorsey’s Fishing Report: Cheesman Canyon – South Platte

Cheesman Canyon is one of the best tailwaters in the country. There’s a common belief among “canyon regulars” that if you can catch fish on the South Platte River, you can fool fish anywhere in the world. There’s no substitution for good technique in Cheesman Canyon. Current Conditions  Flow: 361 cfs Clarity: Excellent Water Temperature: Low 50’s in […]