River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 75 cfsCurrent Temp: 43°F 
River Statistics:
»11 Mile Canyon
Current:   75 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   86 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   84 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   78 cfs
Gage Height:   1.2 ft

Cheeseman Canyon
Current:   284 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   237 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   203 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   203 cfs
Gage Height:   1.74 ft

Dream Stream
Current:   79 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   79 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   79 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   79 cfs
Gage Height:   0.9 ft

Yes the flows are down at the Cheese, but the fishing remains solid. A recent report, "smoked em' on dries all day long..." you don't hear that very often from this technical tailwater section. Long leaders, small flies and a watchful eye can put you on some very nice fish on the dry. Para extended body BWO #18-22, para Adams #18-22, Grffiths Gnat #18-22, Smokejumpers BWO #18-22 all great options for dry fly eats. If nymphing is more of your game look for the deeper slots. With the lower flows get into the faster stuff to hide your rig. Stones on point or a san juan with smaller midge and baetis patterns off that will do you proper. Having the right indicator in the low flows can be crucial. Yarn or small trapped air indicators are my go to and I try to use clear indicators whenever possible. 6x is still the norm for fishing up there right now. Look for the flows to go up and to go up soon. With the high water a hopper placed in the pockets can get a savage strike...I can't wait! The dream 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: 05/14/2017
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