Its been tough fishing on the Dream Stream over the course of the last several weeks. Plenty of pressure from folks looking for spawning fish, and truthfully just not many fish in the system at this point in time. Bugs are still around, and still a BWO and Midge focus as normal, with a few small free-swimming caddis here and there.
As we move into "spawning windows," we always are sure to mention to steer clear of Redds (clean patches of gravel) on the riverbed, as well as any grouped up (actively spawning) fish. We will begin to see some migratory Bows, Cutts and Cuttbows move into the system over the next several weeks. This is a great time to find a big fish, but please be ethical wit the fish and other anglers!
Flowrate above Elevenmile Reservoir: 112 cfs
Its Midge game on all sections of the South Platte, but moving towards seeing more BWO lifecycle activity. The Winter and Early Spring fishing on these sections is a small bug game for the most part. Productivity will be best subsurface, but do be prepared with hatch matchers. Technical indicator nymph rigs and tight-line euro rigs will be your best bet with long leaders and light tippet. Definitely fun to have a streamer rod on had for any migratory fish as well, so keep that in your wheelhouse.