Trouts Journal

Featured Trouts Guide Report of the Week - 4/6 Edition

Ivan Orsic / Apr 6, 2021

Each week we choose one report from our Guide Reports section of the FISHING INFORMATION page! Click the Guide Report dropdown and you'll find up-to-date Guide Reports from our professional fly fishing guides. Each report will detail the location, timing, hatch information, fly selection, and rigging.

Check out this recent report from Kevin Hanahan. Kevin's report discusses a recent walk-wade trip on the South Platte. Stay tuned to our Guide Reports section for more reports as we continue to get clients out on the water.

LOCATION: South Platte River near Deckers
Kevin Hanahan

"These dudes crushed it out there today! Epic day in Deckers with quite a few fish to the net, even a double up! We started off strong at 8 AM pulling fish out of 2 separate holes that don't get a ton of attention due to some crowded parking lots. Fish have started to venture out of the deep runs and we found them in some slower banks and edges of riffles. Midge patterns worked great in the morning, neon nightmare and cream-colored zebras specifically. We saw the hatch and action shut down at around 11 am, so we fished for a bit more before lunch at about 1 PM. After we got back on the water we had to switch up the game plan a bit and pheasant tails did the trick, basically doubling our fish count on that pattern alone. Although we did have some split shot, we only needed a small piece above our point fly to get them in the zone. Water temps all day stayed around 45 degrees and although we had a couple of small wind gusts, it stayed a perfect air temp around the mid-'50s. Absolutely great time of the year to be on the water so take advantage before we hit the hot summer days that will cut your day short."

To book Kevin Hanahan or any of our professional fly fishing guides, please give us a shout at 303-733-1434!

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