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. Keep an eye out for caddis.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 

After a brief blast of winter, this week should bring daytime temps in the 70's with chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Fish early, fish late, and fish deeper runs through the hotter parts of the day, but don't forget to be on the look out for rising fish. Remeber to bring lots of sunscreen. Fall is a beautiful time in the high country, enjoy the warm air temps, the changing aspen and great flows while they last !Tight lines!

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 4 Buy from
Bead Head Prince Natural 12-16 Buy from
Orvis Cherry Creek

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