THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER
CHEESMAN CANYON AND DECKERS RIVER INFORMATION
In the Summer of 2002, we saw extreme drought followed by the infamous Haymen fire that burned thousands of acres in the South Platte River Basin drainage. The river ran black from ash for almost a year. Today the river has returned quickly to its former glory as a premier fly fishing destination. There are excellent hatches, lots of trout, and some beautiful rainbows and browns for anglers to enjoy.
Great fly fishing is not the only Deckers attraction. Anglers also have the opportunity to view diverse wildlife around Deckers. Bald Eagles frequent Colorado’s South Platte River in search of a fresh trout dinner. Get outside and give flyfishing, at nearby Deckers a try.
CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS