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South Platte River - Deckers - 7/13/20

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
5/5
FLOW
83 cfs
TRIP
Full Day Wade
DATE
Jul
13
WEATHER
Cloudy / 90°
GUIDE

Brian Hilbert

TRIP SUMMARY

Deckers fished great today despite hardly any bug activity. Aside from the occasional yellow sally and caddis we really didn’t see any hatches take place that the trout were keying in on. We had most of our success on a good old brown Pat’s Rubber Legs in size 8. Fish were holding in the faster water and smaller pockets. Nymphing rigs with 5x tippet were primarily used in the morning. We did get several fish to eat some size 18 parachute ants before lunch as well. After lunch we decided to mix it up and switched to dry dropper rigs with yellow and tan chubbys in size 10 and dropped a Pat’s Rubber Legs off them about 3’. Fishing slowed after lunch but we still got into several fish with a half dozen or so eating the chubby on top. I like to fish terrestrials when there is good wind at Deckers as more ants and hoppers get blown into the river keeping the trout looking up. Water temps stayed cool with the cloud cover, took my last reading of 58 degrees before we left at 3:00pm. Other flies of note were size 18 shot glass emergers in pmd.