Deckers is a world-renowned stretch of the South Platte River. There are miles of public water to fish in and around the hamlet of Deckers.
Flow: 204 cfs, Trumbull
Water Temperature: Upper 50’s to low 60’s
Hatches: Midges, blue-winged olives, yellow sallies, golden stoneflies, and caddis
14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of PMD’s, caddis, and Tricos. Denver Water will keep the water between 50 and 60 degrees by releasing water from the bottom and mid-level valves. Fishing should remain excellent for weeks to come.
Tips and Other Information: Flows are back to their normal historic levels and fishing has been good to excellent as of late. San Juan Worms, stonefly nymphs, scuds, or caddis larvae are good attractors right now. Dropper flies of choice have been midges in the a.m., followed by Baetis nymphs in the afternoon. Caddis larvae and pupae are still important, especially in the afternoon. Buckskins, hydropyches, and Barr’s Graphic Caddis are recommended patterns. Elk Hair Caddis have been picking up a decent number of fish, especially if you skate them! Golden stoneflies are now hatching in the Deckers area as well. A size 10 Amy’s Ant is a good option, especially if you opt to fish with dry and dropper rigs.
Note: Deckers is getting loved to death right now. Crowds have been super heavy due to it’s easy access. I am seeing wear and tear on the fish, so please make sure you pinch down your barbs, wet your hands before handling them, and release them as fast as you can after catching them.
Effective Patterns: #16-18 Barr’s Graphic Caddis, #10 Pat’s Rubber Legs, #14 San Juan Worm, #14 orange or olive UV Scud, #18-20 Buckskin, #16 Elk Hair Caddis, #14-16 yellow Stimulator, #20-24 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #22 Stalcup’s Baetis, #20-22 Mercury Midge, #20 Top Secret Midge, #20-22 Mercury Flashback RS 2, #20-22 Sparkle Wing RS 2, #10 Amy’s Ant, #20 Sparkle Dun (BWO) #16 Sparkle Dun (PMD), #16 Cannon’s Snowshoe Dun (PMD), and #24 Parachute Adams.