Current Conditions

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

Current Conditions

Clarity: Fair

14 Day Forecast: Look for good flows and reliable fishing this winter.

Tips and Other Information:Flows are currently excellent on the North Fork of the South Platte. Egg-midge combos have been effective in the past few days. To fish on one of our private leases, contact the Blue Quill Angler for more details (303-674-4700). We are excited about some of the new properties that we are guiding on and you should be too. This is a great opportunity to fish some new water and enjoy a true “private water experience”.

About Fly Fishing on the Private Waters of Shawnee Meadows Near Shawnee, CO

Shawnee Meadows is one of the private waters that The Blue Quill Angler guides on. since it is largely fed by Lake Dillon through Roberts Tunnel, the water temperature doesn’t fluctuate much throughout the year providing a great environment for big fish. This section of the North Fork of the South Platte River is broken down to two different sections that provide anglers of all skill and experience levels to enjoy outstanding fly fishing thanks to a combination of fast riffles, long runs, deep holes, and pocket water. The banks are largely free of trees and obstructions that can grab hold of your fly. During the summer, this impressive stretch of water winds through grassy meadows beautifully painted with bright colored wildflowers. One look around at the surrounding mountains offers exactly what you would expect from fly fishing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

What’s the Fishing Like at Shawnee Meadows?

Wonderful. The many trout and other fish in this stretch of private water are extremely healthy. Average fish here range from 2-4 pounds with the occasional 6-10-pound behemoth. We’re proud to be among the handful of outfitters able to guide at Shawnee Meadows, and our expert guides are second to none at The Blue Quill Angler. We invite you to come join us on this remarkable stretch of private fly fishing water in the Rocky Mountains and experience what fly fishing in Colorado is all about.