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Fishing Report - Cheesman Canyon

Report Date: November 14, 2023

Class is back in session in Cheesman Canyon. Nothing comes easy in the “canyon” this time of year…you’ll earn every fish you catch. It’s time to concentrate your efforts in the slow, deep pools where trout overwinter. Trailing two midge patterns (one larva and one pupa) off an attractor is a great strategy for this time of year. Late afternoon often brings out some surface feeders in areas like the Family Hole and Ice Box, so make sure you bring plenty of surface offerings to imitate newly hatched midges.

The picturesque boulder-filled Cheesman Canyon portion of the South Platte River is considered by many one of the most pristine fisheries in the world. This area, often times simply referred to, as “the Canyon” is an experience you’ll never forget. It’s the perfect scenario, magnificent beauty in combination with great fly fishing.

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