South Platte River - Cheeseman-Chatfield

Tip of the week 

Blue Wing Olives are kicking off around 1 pm with steady numbers that bring fish to the surface. Midges are coming off at various points during the day depending on the weather. The fish are starting to key on the nymphs so use small pheasant tail patterns to 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.

Chuck and duck some big ol' ugly streamers!

Seven-day forecast 

Looks like it is going to be a hot one this week, high 80s and low 90s. Fish early, fish late, and fish deeper runs through the hotter parts of the day. Remeber to bring lots of sunscreen. Tight lines!

With the higher cfs flows don't be hesistant to try streamers. Toss them along the opposite bank and strip them accross on a sink tip line. Another tip is to not wade into the water as with the higher flows the fish will be found close to the banks. The water is beginning to come down, so we will likely see more hatches than in the past couple weeks. Look what bugs are on the surface. Goodluck and tightlines!

Must Have Flies 
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Pink or Orange 16-20 Buy from
RS2 Black or Gray 20-24 Buy from
Adams Adams 20-26 Buy from
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Olive 18-22 Buy from
Mike's Meal Ticket Olive, tan or purple 2 Buy from
TH 20 Incher Natural 12-16 Buy from
Orvis Cherry Creek

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