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South Platte River - 10/17/2020 - Deckers

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
4/5
FLOW
49 cfs
TRIP
Full Day Wade
DATE
Oct
17
WEATHER
Sunny 60°
GUIDE

Sam Kinney

TRIP SUMMARY

Fun day fishing at Deckers despite incredibly low flows and heavy crowds! At 49 CFS it can be tough to find fishy water however normally if you can find one, you have actually found a few. We started the day fishing two and three fly nymph rigs with 5X fluorocarbon. Fish were taking Olive leeches, Black JuJu Baetis (20), and olive WD-40's (24) right out the gate. With typical Saturday Deckers crowds, we had to be strategic in picking our fishing locations throughout the morning. The crowds cleared a bit around lunch leaving us with a wide open river just in time for a great Trico hatch from around 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM. With the sun higher in the sky, we also made the switch from 5X to 6X fluorocarbon and it seemed to make quite the difference. During this time we had fish taking Black RS2's (20-22) and even had a nice window of dry fly fishing in there. Parachute Adams (20) with a Trico Spinner (22) and 6X seemed to be the meal of choice for those risers. After the risers seemed to put down, we broke for lunch. Following lunch we continued to nymph and had great success with a Barr's Flashback Baetis Emerger (20-22). These low flows are tough! If you can find a good riffle with some structure or a bucket below it jump in and get those flies in the water!