River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 65 cfs
River Statistics:
»11 Mile Canyon
Current:   65 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   61 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   59 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   65 cfs
Gage Height:   1.09 ft

Cheeseman Canyon
Current:   73 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   73 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   73 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   73 cfs
Gage Height:   0.76 ft

Dream Stream
Current:   81 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   81 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   81 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   80 cfs
Gage Height:   0.92 ft

Flows are down through pretty much the entire South Platte river system. This will make fishing even more challenging at the Dream Stream, especially with the crowds as a constant factor, and will likely have the fish in other areas like 11 Mile, Cheesman Canyon, and Deckers starting to congregate in their deeper winter lies and feeling less comfortable all around. That being said, there are always fish to be had in the Splatte. At Deckers/Cheesman, think 6-6.5x fluorocarbon tippet, small clear or white indicators, and unobtrusive split shot for your best chance at numbers. You'll see primarily midges, as always, small mayflies, and occasionally small caddis on warmer days, at least until things really dip down into full-on winter temperatures. Flies that have produced the best in the canyon recently have been basically anything small -- think midges such as Zebras, Don Kings, Top Secrets, Mercury Black Beauties, etc., in #22-24, and RS2s in various flavors. Good dry fly options include a #18-20 Elk Hair Caddis, #20-22 Griffith's Gnat, #20-22 Extended Body BWO, #20-22 Parachute Adams, #20-22 Smokejumpers, and #22-24 Sprout Midge. When fishing dries on the Splatte, no matter which part of the drainage you're on, it's almost always a good idea to lengthen your leader a bit. As it's rarely productive to just throw a dry fly all day in here, you'll want to keep an eye out for targets that are in a "sipping" mood -- looking up and keying in on small bugs at or near the surface.

Report Updated On: 10/31/2017
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