Wednesday, December 22, 2010

South Platte River - Deckers 12/20/10

 Had the chance to sneak away on Monday for a few hours of fishing. Headed up to the South Platte river above Decker's. Thought I would try my hand there since the lot is closed for the canyon. They are replacing the culvert under the road to Cheesman Dam, they are using the parking lot for the Gill trail to stage there equipment. Arrived at the the river around 9:30am, flows are a little low at 57cfs. A couple cars in the lot. The weather was more like a spring day in the Rockies, not mid December.The high temp for the day was around the high 40's degrees.  An hour to the west, the Rockies are getting dumped with white gold.  Rigged up the rod with a three fly nymph rig, golden stone nymph, stuffed olive and a Young's midge on the bottom. Started fishing at the bend pool above Decker's. Spotted a few nice fish feeding, pretty quickly hooked up with a nice little rainbow. Ended up with a dozen fish in about 4 hours of fishing. Packed up about 2:00pm and headed home, counting down the days down to our annual New Years Day trip.
 2nd fish of the day
 The fish of the day, a real fat 18" rainbow.

The fly of the day, Stuffed Olive. Accounted for all but one of my fish.


  1. Nice report, I like reading about this river.

  2. 12 in 4 hours...sounds productive to me. Seems as if the stuffed olive was getting the job done.

    BTW - I enjoy the New Year's trip as well. Nothing like getting that first fish of the year on the hook.

  3. CP-

    Is this the "Newest Olive Nymph" pattern from a few posts ago? Looks awesome. I'd like to go try to tie a few up.

  4. in the immortal words of Frank Beard, (ZZTop)
    "just lemme know, if you wanna go..."