Giant trout from a private water guided fly fishing trip near Denver.

Private Water Fly Fishing Report:

Our guided fly fishing trips on the North Fork of the South Platte have been nothing short of fantastic!  The flow out of Roberts Tunnel has been hovering around 145 cfs which is just about perfect.  There hasn’t been any slush or shelf ice, not even on the coldest nights.  The water is crystal clear allowing us to sight fish, are favorite water to target some of the latest inhabitants of the river.  This is currently our only private water stretch that isn’t frozen.  We are running multiple trips a week here as it is fishing that well!  Reach out to us if you want to book one for yourself.  This is the best private water fishing close to Denver!

Public Water Fishing Report:

Winter fly fishing on the Blue River near Silverthorne

Most of the public water fly fishing spots near Denver and Colorado Springs are experiencing low flows right now.  Our home river, the South Platte near the town of Deckers, is currently only at 40 cfs and is either frozen or running slush on most stretches on the lower stretches of the river if the previous nighttime lows are below 32.  On warmer days the river is fishing pretty good despite the low flows.  Fish are very skittish so target the feeders in the riffles with the smallest flies you have!  As we get into March the BWO’s will get increasingly more active!

The Blue River in the town of Silverthorne is another great option to fish this time of year.  It has been fairly crowded but crowded for good reason as there are a bunch of nice fish around.  Our go to rig here is currently a Mysis shrimp to small, sparse midges in black, red and olive.  Due to the proximity to the dam, this stretch does not freeze, even during the coldest nights and lowest flows.

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