River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 184 cfs
River Statistics:
»11 Mile Canyon
Current:   184 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   167 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   184 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   179 cfs
Gage Height:   2.04 ft

Cheeseman Canyon
Current:   314 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   317 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   317 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   317 cfs
Gage Height:   1.86 ft

Dream Stream
Current:   256 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   256 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   256 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   256 cfs
Gage Height:   1.84 ft

Flows have dropped back yet again to around 100 CFS at Cheesman, with flows slightly higher down at Deckers. Despite the currently low flows, look for the reservoir to begin spilling and the flows to jump back toward the 300-400 CFS range within the next week or two. While the flows are low, it'll be a good idea to keep things small and fine -- think longer leaders, 6x tippet, small/clear indicators, and sz 20-24 midges and baetis patterns. Para extended body BWO #18-22, para Adams #18-22, Griffiths Gnat #18-22, and Smokejumpers BWO #18-22 are all good bets if you're looking to target fish on a dry fly. Once the flows bump up again, larger caddis dries and even hopper patterns on warm days will become more of a possibility. If nymphing is your game, look for the standard "midges in the AM, baetis in the afternoon" to hold true, with worms and stones thrown in. A heavy tung bead caddis larva or Two-Bit Hooker on point dropping to a sz 20-22 Top Secret Midge can be a deadly nymphing setup at both Cheesman and Deckers, with plenty of fish coming to the small midge even when the flows eventually reach the ideal, slightly higher 200-400 CFS range. The Dream Stream has dwindled in its production of large lake-run fish, but there is always a possibility for them. Leeches, eggs, worms, and baetis nymphs are a good rig up there. Look for the caddis, hoppers, and terrestrials to work on the upper sections of the South Platte above Antero.

Report Updated On: 06/12/2017
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