River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 179 cfs
River Statistics:
»11 Mile Canyon
Current:   179 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   179 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   177 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   182 cfs
Gage Height:   2.03 ft

Cheeseman Canyon
Current:   373 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   373 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   373 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   373 cfs
Gage Height:   2.06 ft

Dream Stream
Current:   183 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   183 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   183 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   183 cfs
Gage Height:   1.51 ft

Flows have been dropping below Cheesman Dam over the past week or so, but this hasn't been entirely detrimental to the fishing. In fact, some of these cloudier, low-light days we've been getting coupled with warming water temps have led to some nice hatches and opportunities at technical dry fly fishing. A good rig if you see fish rising would be leading with an Extended Body BWO in #18-22, or a Griffith's Gnat in the same size range, and dropping to a tiny midge or emerger such as a Sprout Midge, Para Midge, or RS2 in #24-26. Productive bugs on the nymph rig have been Red Larvae, Zebras in red and black, Top Secrets, Tailwater Tiny, RS2s, Black Beauties, Don King Midge, etc. Olive and black, coupled with tiny hooks, can be a recipe for success in terms of winter patterns on the Splatte. If you do see fish holding in front of boulders, in somewhat faster water, etc., with the flows still somewhat high, try putting a soft hackle emerger in their face if they're being choosy as some subtle movement is sometimes irresistible. Eleven Mile Canyon has fished great on similar nymph rig setups to what has been producing in the Cheese. Rumor has it that the section of the Splatte flowing through Charlie Meyers SWA has some really nice fish in it right now. The nastier the day the better the fishing at the Dream, generally. Streamers, leeches, eggs, red copper johns, foam back RS2, PTs (especially with a soft hackle), chironomids, and scuds all do well on this meandering section.

Report Updated On: 03/21/2018
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