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River: South Platte - Deckers
Fish: Rainbow Trout

South Platte River fishing

Post By: kisu      Posted: 4/11/2024 4:38:06 PM     Points: 1    
I am planning to go fishing in the South Platte River area.
I tried to look on Google Maps but it is not showing a specific location.
The closest town is called "Deckers" so I guess I will just go towards that area.

Has anyone ever fished here before?
I would love some information about geography and specific locations to fish if anyone knows.

Thanks so much
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Apr. 11, 5:59:36 PM     Points: 216
Yup, go to Deckers, lots of spots to fish get there early there are usually lot of folks around. The fly shop guys can and will help you. Good luck
 Reply by: mx491      Posted: Apr. 12, 8:17:24 AM     Points: 132
If you park in the parking lot behind the "flies and lies" fly shop you can go up river or down river with miles of good water. Lots of fish and lots of people.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Apr. 12, 9:53:11 AM     Points: 9171
The area around Deckers is flies and lures only and other rules, check the regulations before you go. The river below Scraggiy View picnic grounds, allows bait to be used.
Lots of people fish around Deckers so be prepared to share the water if you go up there.
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Apr. 15, 1:11:28 PM     Points: 2345
I fished the upper canyon for years. Itís beautiful and the walk/hike weens out most people. If youíre in good shape!! Take the dirt road to the parking lot at Cheeseman reservoir. Itís the dirt road just past the Gill trail parking lot on cr126. There is a trail going up the mountain. This will put you on the river in the middle of the canyon. Lots of fish and they typically are bigger. Itís the So Platte everyone should see at least once.

Flies are small #20s-24s beatis and midges. #10 Patís rubber leg works too. The Yellow sally stones come out in July #16s. Caddis #16 olive black head #16 caddis or emerger hook. Sow bugs,scuds and SJs round out the menu most daysÖ

 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: Apr. 15, 5:51:31 PM     Points: 3339
Good on you i2fly for helping this guy out , way cool !
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Apr. 15, 5:55:33 PM     Points: 2759
There is also the Wigwam club there if you like to fish.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: Apr. 16, 6:38:37 AM     Points: 2329
I met a guy coming from New York to fish the Platte. We Coloradans are so lucky!
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: Apr. 16, 9:29:29 AM     Points: 411
or the person from NY is just a sucker

probably a mix of both
 Reply by: Lash      Posted: Apr. 16, 4:28:11 PM     Points: 240
New York, doesn't it have the fly fishing capital of the world title?
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: Apr. 16, 5:05:09 PM     Points: 46
Guys like Pat Dorsey have made the SP pretty famous. More in the fly tying community, but people like a challenge and to say theyíve fished all the famous trout streams. People knock the Deckers area because itís crowded and the Trout are picky, but itís a really good place to hone your craft. I2 is spot on with his fly selections. Keep it simple. Also when all else fails break out the spinning rod with some HD trouts.
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: Apr. 16, 6:12:00 PM     Points: 216
Who doesnít travel to fish if at all possible? Why wouldnít you? Iíd go any where, anytime!

Iíll be fishing the Driftless area in Wisconsin for trout and the Glacial Lakes area of SDAK for warm water species in a month, canít wait.

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