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South Platte River - Waterton Canyon

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
3/5
Flow
35 cfs
Wind
3 mph
Temperature
15 °F
Low/High
16/51
Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated February 28, 2024 - 2:01am by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest update: 10/14/23

Waterton Canyon is flowing at 59 CFS. Indicator rigs using a small attractor such as a san juan worm, leech or caddis in a #14-16 trailed by a smaller offering like a baetis or midge is working well. Copper ribbed foambacks, splitback BWO's and manhattan midges in a #18-20 are all good choices. Hopper droppers can still work on warmer days, smaller terrestrials such as 409's and hippy stompers in a #14 or 16 are always good choices here and if the fish seem to be looking up, cut off the dropper and add a second dry off the hopper such as a smaller elk hair caddis or parachute adams.

Historical River Flow

River Information

Waterton Canyon is a very good fishery located close to home that will always produce a few fish. Here at the fly shop, we believe that Waterton is one of the top locations in the front range to either learn to fish, teach someone to fish, or even practice a new style of fishing. Due to this stretch being located in a canyon, it will eventually gather quite a bit of ice on the edges. The weeks before the freeze are a fantastic time to intercept a few fish while they are fattening up for winter.

Seasonal Conditions

Additional River Information

South Platte River below Strontia Springs Reservoir (Waterton Canyon)

SOUTH PLATTE BASIN River Gauge View Detailed Information

  • Flow 35 cfs
  • Wind 3 mph
  • Temp 15 °F
  • High/Low 16/51

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