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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:

Clarity: Fair

Water Temperature: Low 40’s

Hatches: Midge and winter stoneflies

14 Day Forecast: Look for improving flows and sporadic hatches of midges.Our leases are expected to open sometime in April. We will keep you posted as things change.

Tips and Other Information:  Denver Water has turned on the Roberts Tunnel. Flows will be ramped up slowly due to ice.  Denver Water tells us that the water level in Dillion is good and they will depend on it to serve Denver’s water needs until Cheesman Reservoir fills up a bit.  Our leases are all open now.

Effective Patterns:  #18 Hot Tail Flash Eggs, #18-20 Rainbow Warrior, #18-20 Red Larva, #18 Red and Pink Flossy Worms, #10 Chamois Leeches, #20 Mercury Black Beauty, #10 White Crystal Bugger, and #10 Pine Squirrel Leech.

Fishing Report: North Fork of the South Platte River

Trophy trout await you on Boxwood, Long Meadow, North Fork Ranch, or the Meadows on the North Fork of the South Platte.  

Current Conditions:

Flows: 116 cfs

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

Water Temperature: Low to mid 40’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. 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.