South Platte River
Dream Stream

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Trico Emerger  

  2. PMD  

  3. Hopper  

  4. San Juan Worm  

  5. Baetis Nymph  

  6. Leech  

  7. Buckskin  

  8. Pheasant Tail  

  9. Yellow Sally  

  10. Juju Baetis  

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Sep 11 Royal Gorge Anglers

Last week's big storm in South Park did have a relatively large impact on some sections of the Dream Stream. While the middle and upper sections have remained in pretty good shape, the lower section got hammered pretty good by debris flow, etc. The sheer water impact during the flash flood did kill some fish. We've only seen 3-4 dozen dead fish (smaller fish) on the lower section, and only a few on the upper end. No major cause for concern yet, but the debris is considerable and some banks and holes have changed on the lower section.

General Overview

We've only been fishing the the Middle and Upper sections, but we are now seeing early Fall conditions on the Dream Stream. Its been a really fun last few weeks on the with consistent Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 134 cfs

Clarity: Clear from the Gauging Station Up, Clearing Below (alot of debris on the bank)

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

Sep 10 Royal Gorge Anglers

**South Park got hit with a serious storm last Tuesday night and the Dream Stream is still in recovery mode due to heavy flashing. T

General Overview

We're now seeing early Fall conditions on the Dream Stream. Its been a really fun last few weeks on the with consistent Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 134 cfs

Clarity: Clearing (alot of debris on the bank)

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

Sep 06 Royal Gorge Anglers

**South Park got hit with a serious storm on Tuesday night and the Dream Stream is still in recovery mode due to heavy flashing. We expect for the river to be in pretty good shape this weekend, but it might need a little time to get back to where it should be. We'll keep updating....

General Overview

We're now seeing early Fall conditions on the Dream Stream. Its been a really fun last few weeks on the with consistent Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 134 cfs

Clarity: Clearing (alot of debris on the bank)

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

Sep 04 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Good

14 Day Forecast: Look for hatches of midges, caddis, PMDs, blue-winged olives, and Tricos.

Tips and Other Information: Flows are perfect right now and fishing has been good as of late. Anglers are reaping the benefits of some quality rainbow, cutbows, and brown trout that give this stretch its designation of the Dream Stream. Both nymphing and dry fly fishing has been productive as of late. Nymphs of choice are Buckskins, Pheasant Tails, Barr Emergers, San Juan Worms, and Leech Imitations. Carry plenty of surface offerings to match caddis, yellow sallies, Pale Morning Duns, and Tricos. Now is a good time to throw terrestrials on the down-wind banks to try and entice an opportunistic grab. Some big fish are looking up and dont miss an opportunity to get more bang for their buck.

Effective Patterns: #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #10 Mayers Mini Leech, #18 Buckskin, #18-20 Juju Baetis, #18-20 FlashBack Mercury Pheasant Tail, #20-22 Chocolate Foam Wing Emerger, #22 Stalcups Baetis, #14-16 Caddis, #16-18 PMD, #24 Stalcups Trico, #14 Yellow Stimulator, #10 Amys Ant, #10 Hoppers, #20-22 Parachute Adams, and #18-20 Sparkle Dun

This report was written by The Blue Quill Angler: http://www.bluequillangler.com
303-674-4700

Sep 04 Royal Gorge Anglers

**South Park got hit with a serious storm last night...inches of rain and over 16" of hail in areas. Spinney Mtn, The Dream Stream and Elevenmile Canyon will all be a mess for at least 3-4 days...and in many cases roads are closed. We'll continue to update as reports come in.

General Overview

We're now seeing early Fall conditions on the Dream Stream. Its been a really fun last few weeks on the with consistent Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 114 cfs

Clarity: Clear

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

Aug 27 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

We're now seeing early Fall conditions on the Dream Stream. Its been a really fun last few weeks on the with consistent Trico activity and great conditions. Flows are in a prime window, and there seem to be more fish in the system now that flows have leveled.

Stream Conditions

Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 132 cfs

Clarity: Clear

Suggested Methods

We're seeing Summer hatches finally! There are alot of PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and a ton of Tricos on a daily basis. While we're continuing to nymph the heavier riffles and shelfs, we are starting to see more fish on top in softer water as well. Nymphing will be your primary, but be ready with your hatch matchers.

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

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