Current Conditions

Recent Reports

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: 181 cfs

Clarity: Fair…Geneva Creek is adding some color on warm days

Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’s

Hatches: Midges and and sporadic caddis

14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and a few winter stoneflies. Clarity and water levels will change based on warm weather trends.

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.

About Boxwood Gulch

This section of the South Platte River is one of Denver’s premier fishing destinations Located only 1.5 hours drive from DIA. Winter or summer, the fishing is great! If you need a guide for an angler’s first fishing trip or a place large enough for a corporate adventure, Boxwood Gulch is the perfect location. This property owned by Dan Mauritz is managed for trophy trout fishing. The club house is located just 100 feet from the stream and has a bathroom, microwave, heated main area with tables and couches to rest on and get out of the elements if it is cold. The outside patio area is complete with tables and chairs and several BBQ grills.This is the perfect property for corporate groups od 6 or more anglers.

Over nine species of trout call these waters home including: Rainbows (50%), Browns (30%), Cuttbows (20%), Snake River Cutthroats, Brookies, the elusive Palomino Trout plus various species of Steelhead. Big flies work well and feeding can be aggressive in this stretch of water. Watch out for rising fish! With little less than one mile of private water to fish, anglers have the advantage of not bumping into other fisherman. The river usually runs 50-200 cfs, but can reach 900 cfs in June.

Water fees (rod fees) to fish this property do not include the Blue Quill Angler Guide Fees
Give us a call at 800-435-5353 to check availability and rod fees

With groups of 8 anglers or more we also try and reserve the Longmeadow property just upstream.