South Platte River - Cheeseman-Chatfield

Tip of the week 

Midges are coming off at various points during the day depending on the weather. The fish key on smaller nymphs, so imitate 18-22. Fish will move into the shallows and riffles to feed on the nymphs prior to the hatch.

Durring the peak of the hatch both bwos and midges can be fished with a dry and an emerger in the surface film or just below the surface, but getting deep with nymphs and even emergers is typicaly most effective. To get to the biggest fish in the deepest runs use lots of wieght.

Seven-day forecast 

The weather report continues to be favorable this week, with warmer temps in the 50's and 60's!. Fish through the warmer parts of the day, primarily nymphing, but don't forget to be on the look out for rising fish. Remember to bring layers of clothing to adjust to temperatures. Early spring fishing can be challenging, but often yields less crowds and bigger fish. Flows are good and the water clear. Continued warmer weather and fish staging for the spawn should make the fishing improve. Please be mindful of spawning fish, do not disturb redds and release fish gently and quickly.

Must Have Flies 
Flashback Baetis Nymph Pink or Orange 16-20 Buy from
RS2 Black or Gray 20-24 Buy from
RS2 Black 22-26 Buy from
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Olive 18-22 Buy from
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Olive, tan or purple 6-12 Buy from
Bead Head Prince Natural 12-16 Buy from
Orvis Cherry Creek

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