South Platte River
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Apr 16 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Good

14 Day Forecast: Look for intermittent hatches of midge. Denver Water plans to shut the water off later this week due to excess snow pack in the South Platte watershed. It will be turned off until after run off subsides, which could be the latter part of June.

Tips and Other Information: Fishing has been fair to good on the North Fork of the South Platte River. Small midges, mayfly nymphs and a variety of bead heads have been effective as of late. Flows are low, so ice and slush are factors in the mornings. But, Denver Water plans to shut the water off later this week due to excess snow pack in the South Platte watershed. It will be turned off until after run off subsides, which could be the latter part of June.

Effective Patterns: #18 Hot Tail Flash Eggs, #18-20 Rainbow Warrior, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #18-20 Red Larva, #18 Red and Pink Flossy Worms, #20-22 Mercury Black Beauty, #10 White Crystal Bugger, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #16-20 red Copper John, #18-20 Flashback PT, #16-18 Mercers Psycho Prince, and #16-18 Bead Head Breadcrust.

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

Apr 16 The Blue Quill Angler

Clarity: Good

14 Day Forecast: Look for intermittent hatches of midge. Denver Water plans to shut the water off later this week due to excess snow pack in the South Platte watershed. It will be turned off until after run off subsides, which could be the latter part of June.

Tips and Other Information: Fishing has been fair to good on the North Fork of the South Platte River. Small midges, mayfly nymphs and a variety of bead heads have been effective as of late. Flows are low, so ice and slush are factors in the mornings. But, Denver Water plans to shut the water off later this week due to excess snow pack in the South Platte watershed. It will be turned off until after run off subsides, which could be the latter part of June.

Effective Patterns: #18 Hot Tail Flash Eggs, #18-20 Rainbow Warrior, #20-22 Manhattan Midge, #18-20 Red Larva, #18 Red and Pink Flossy Worms, #20-22 Mercury Black Beauty, #10 White Crystal Bugger, #10 Pine Squirrel Leech, #16-20 red Copper John, #18-20 Flashback PT, #16-18 Mercers Psycho Prince, and #16-18 Bead Head Breadcrust.

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

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