View Full Version : Recommendations-South Platte this weekend?
12-06-2007, 10:05 AM
Yeah I know the snow is falling in the mountains but I am fishing this weekend. Have been wanting to check out the tributaries around Sedalia for a while, and it looks like there's a small reservoir NW of there, wanted to toss a line in the outflow of that. Anybody knowledgeable about fall flyfishing in this area? How about fly shops? Was going to stop by the one on Santa Fe as well as the Jarre mart for advice/flies.
12-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Dream Streammaybe..if it's open???
12-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Spinney, Antero and Eleven Mile all have lids now and would assume the same for anything over 9k. For rivers I would try the Arkansas, Dream Steam or Deckers.
12-10-2007, 09:42 PM
thanks for the advice guys, quick TR:
picked Bob (girlfriend's dad) up at DIA Friday, flight was delayed, had to stop at sportsman's warehouse to get some things, and of course we had to eat, so when we finally hit the South Platte a little down from Deckers it looked like this:
so we got suited up, wet our lines a few times and called it a night.
The forecast put Lake George a couple degrees warmer than Deckers, so we got up Saturday and headed for the Dream Stream. Amazingly we were not the only ones there:
Great fishin weather!
beautiful stretch of water
but it was a little chilly
Sunday's forecast put Deckers ahead by a few degrees, so we headed for Cheeseman Canyon. Sun came out, ice and snow were melting, and we got in a few gorgeous hours of fishing before the sun dipped below the canyon walls and it got cold.
The lack of trophy pics is due to the fact that we didn't catch a thing! Not even a good fight! These south platte fish are smart! Fished with mostly tiny (#22?) wets and nymphs on 6x leaders 6 1/2-7 feet long, weighted with .4 or .8 grams of green weights, and in Cheeseman used San Juan worm and/or salmon egg, mixed up with various nymph trailers. Between the lethargic/cold fish and our unfamiliarity with the river the trout were safe.
It's been several months since I flyfished, and I got super stoked on it this weekend. I am REALLY looking forward to fishing these and some higher streams and lakes this spring/summer!
12-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Let me know next time you are out this way and can give you some recs on flies, local, etc. Thanks for the report, great TR. Yeah, don't worry about not catching any fish, they get picked on A LOT. IMO March and April are the best times to fish those places.
12-12-2007, 07:52 AM
Thanks, I'll definitely hit you up before I go again!
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