Reporter: Trout's Staff
Current Fishing Conditions:
No changes to report. The South Platte River through Waterton Canyon is back open to the public after a long closure. We were up at Waterton in mid January and it was locked up with ice and the flows were low. If you are looking for open water, you need to head higher into the canyon. Due to the current conditions, we recommend looking at a different section of the South Platte River or another Colorado tailwater fishery as an alternative.
Since fishing opened back up at the beginning of March 2012, reports have been marginal, mostly due to low water. There is a bit of concern as to how the work on Strontia Springs Reservoir has affected the quality of the fishing in Waterton. We do expect fishing to gain momentum once we start to see more significant flows and we approach spring 2013.
If you have any reports about Waterton Canyon, call and let us know us know what is happening. We’re very interested how this section of river progresses in in 2013 as it was once a very fun close-to-home-option here in Denver.
Current Hatches: NA
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