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    Default South Platte Near Deckers Report

    Went down the Deckers area yesterday to see what was happening. Some pretty good action most of the day on the stretches just below Wigwam and also below Deckers near Trumbull.

    Morning activity right now is primarily BWOs, so if you want some dry fly action, tie on a big indicator and tandem up a size 20-24 BWO and they'll rise for them in the bubbles. Landed 6 really nice rainbows on dries for about 90 minutes.

    Switch over to a Pats rubberleg meatball with a grey RS2 at noon and fish that all afternoon. Landed another half dozen decent sized bows with this setup. Add BBs as needed for run depth. Fish aren't moving too far to eat so you have to have those bugs in front of their noses.

    That's about it to report from this area. It's really good fishing close to town, and the pressure is fair during the week. Be sure to say hi to Danny at the shop if you go in there.

    Some fish photos:


    A decent 12" guy, love these rainbows


    A nice 14"er was the theme of the day.

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    Default Re: South Platte Near Deckers Report

    Thanks for the report. Nice fish.

    They are bumping up the flows to about 750 CFS from Monday thru Thursday to test the new valve at Cheesman Dam. The canyon will be closed then, but these flows are much needed to help push some of that post-Hayman sediment out of the system. The week afterward should be really interesting after the flows drop for a few days.

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    Yes, that is correct about Cheesman. Many signs were posted all throughout about the closure.

    Here is the press release from Denver Water: Cheesman Canyon closure: Sept. 10

    Be Informed!

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    FYI - cfs back to normal levels - maybe a bit below average - according to CDWR site, on the Platte below Cheesman.

    Could be some interesting fishing, but looking at the logs the cfs didnt get above 650; one would imagine to really knock down sediments it would have to really be a bomb-out... but what do I know, I'm just a fisherman...


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    Default Re: South Platte Near Deckers Report

    Well, let's just hope it did a little good at least. Knocked some lettuce off the rocks or stirred up some of the bigger nymphs or something. Can't wait to see for myself. Thanks for the info.

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    Oh man been monitoring the CDWR Gage at Trumbull last few days. It's at 86cfs... USGS Current Conditions for USGS 06701900 SO. PLATTE R. BLW BRUSH CR. NR TRUMBULL CO

    That is seriously low, don't you think?

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    That's like a January flow. Too skinny for me when there are other options still available. Those fish have to be freaked out. Talk about a roller coaster ride!

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