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.
Flows: 95 cfs
Water Temperature: Low 40’s
Hatches: Midges and sporadic caddis
14 Day Forecast: Look for good fishing in the weeks to come. The North Fork flows will vary depending on warm weather trends. Currently the flow is all natural and about as perfect as it gets!
Tips and Other Information: Fishing along the North Fork of the South Platte has been good as of late. Anglers are fooling trout with an assortment of small bead heads, midges, egg patterns, San Juan Worms, and leech imitations. The North Fork is experiencing the onset of spring run-off. A little color can be a distinct advantage for the angler however. The Roberts Tunnel was shut off today (May 19, 2019) and will be off until further notice. Denver Water may turn on the tunnel mid summer if there is down stream demand. In the meantime, the river will be all natural flows…
Effective Patterns: #10 Chamois Leech, #14 San Juan Worm, #16 Sowbugs, #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.
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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.