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: 95 cfs

Clarity: Off-colored

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.

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