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South Platte River - Waterton Canyon

Weather @SOUTH PLATTE BASIN - Updated November 30, 2020 - 9:16pm by OpenWeather

Current River Flow Updates

Latest update: 11/18/20--

Flows below Strontia Springs Reservoir are still at 32 CFS. Hopper dropper is still the most effective way to fish this section of the South Platte. Caddis larvae patterns have been very effective fished as your dropper fly. San Juan worms and stonefly nymphs have also been effective when fished in the deepest pockets. For ease of access, bring your mountain bike. You can bike all the way to the top and have an easy ride down.

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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.

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