Current Conditions

Recent Reports

Fishing Report: North Fork of the South Platte

Current Conditions:

Flows: 150 cfs

Clarity: Fair to Good. Geneva Creek is adding some color on warm days

Water Temperature: High 30’s

Hatches: Midges and winter stoneflies

14 Day Forecast: Look for low flows and technical fishing. Anglers can expect to see sporadic hatches of midges and a few winter stoneflies. Target the traditional winter lies (slow, deep pools) where you’ll find the largest concentration of fish.  The best fishing is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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 75-100 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 North Fork Meadows

This section of water is broken up into two pieces, the upper and the lower. Together, they provide the angler with opportunities to fish riffles, runs, shelves, pools, and pocket water. The fish are extremely healthy and, at the right time of the year, readily taking nymphs, dries, and streamers.

Predominantly, the banks are free from trees and other obstructions making it easy to keep your fies out of the bushes. In the summer, the grassy meadows are streaked with brightly colored wild flowers. The mountains reach up high all around you, adding the perfect back drop any time of year. This property is owned by the Mile High Angler, where lunch is served gourmet, out of the cold, all year long.

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