On certain sections of the river you still can find fish holding in slow back eddy's slurping the spinners. Red, Pink, With fairly steady flows and warming spring temperatures fishing at the Dream Stream has been very good. #18-20, Sparkle Wing RS2, We've been seeing a lot of anglers already on the river so 5x and 6x fluorocarbon tippet and long leaders are recommended. For top water action, stick to size #22-#24 Tricos, #16-18 PMDs, and #18-20 Caddis. 24.25 inch snake river cutthroat trout caught fly fishing in the Fall. #20-24, Black Beauties, Pink, Apricot, Red, #20-22, RS2s, #14-18, Buckskin Caddis, Olive, Please respect spawning fish and be extra careful not to disturb redds (light areas of clean gravel that act as spawning beds for trout). For success, you must use tiny patterns in the #22-24 range for both nymphing and dry fly and we recommend long leaders and 6x fluorocarbon tippet. BWOs and small midges are hatching on the overcast, non-windy days. Black, Gray, Don't fish to trout if they are on redds. #12-14, Soft Hackle PTs, Most of the big lake fish have moved out of the river and back to the reservoir. at the time of this report. #20-22, Flashtail Eggs, Early morning hours have been producing large swarms of Trico's with a mix of caddis, Midges, PMD, and even an occasional BWO - you name it and it's in the air! Cream, Grey, Yellow, Also, keep an eye out for fish feeding on adult midges along the bank. The consistent lower flows and clear water means the fishing will be more technical. 29.25 inch big rainbow trout asleep on the job. The South Platte River between the Spinney Mountain and 11 Mile reservoirs is known to local fishermen as, "The Dream Stream" - but bringing the wrong equipment for the conditions can turn your dream into a nightmare. Olive, Brown, Drowned, #10-14, Imposter midge, Dream Stream Fishing Report – dream stream camping The use of particular flies plays in the instincts of the fish. The spring spawn is coming to an end and the crowds have subsided. Stock up on those Trico Spinners. There are some large resident fish and a few Kokanee making their way throughout the river. The South Platte Fly Shop is a division of Frying Pan Anglers. Black, Flows have remained at a fairly consistent level, currently at 128 cfs. This water increase should help melt the remaining ice shelves on most sections of the river. #14-18, Headlight Caddis, When it gets windy try nymphing PMDs, Caddis, Trico emergers and stonefly patterns. The flows on this section of the South Platte have been hovering around 140 for a few weeks now. Olive, Red, Golden, Mugwort also contains natural antibiotics and anti-fungal agents which is said to help maintain internal health as well as keep This water is much wider in this section, averaging probably eighty feet and wider in most places. We can predict A Dream of Spring publish date that it will be at least 4 or 5 years after the release of its predecessor. If you are fishing in the afternoon focus on the fast water. The water is clear, so sight fishing is possible. Framed by rugged mountains in the background, this meandering 30 foot wide river is filled with monster trout. Olive, Orange, Stream dwellers spawn in riffles or gravely areas, while the lake inhabitants spawn in tributaries or in shallow shoreline regions. Streamer fishing can also be rewarding, particularly on those overcast days. Water temperatures are still high in the middle of the day, so we recommend you get on the water early, keep the fish in the water, and limit your picture taking to keep these fish happy. Caddis have been spotted on the stream and the trout are starting to key in on all stages (larva, pupa, and adult) of this Western staple. Nymphing is still the most productive technique in the early morning, however fish are rising in the later afternoon and right before sunset. You may see some dry fly action mid-day, but the fishing will be primarily nymphing. We are still seeing Tricos in good numbers and they should continue through October. #18-20, Darth Baetis, #20-22, BH Barr's Emerger, #20-24, Pheasant Tail, Black, Gray, White, Wait for the water to heat up a bit as we have seen very little feeding activity until 11am or so. Tan, Peacock, Nymphing, however, will still be your best bet and definitely have fluorocarbon tippet in 5x & 6x with such low flows and clear water. Brown, $160 00 $160.00; Save $0 Shipping calculated at checkout. #14-18, Griffith Gnats, Dreaming of Spring. Flows have been holding steady around 80 cfs for the last couple of weeks. #2-4, Hi-Vis Griffith Gnat, The flows have been pretty steady over the past month at the 80 cfs range. That also means larger crowds, especially on the weekends. The embryos hatch in 6 days, and the larvae remain in the safety of the gravel for 7-8 days. Don't be afraid to put on a streamer or leech pattern and see what happens! at the time of this report. and the water has cleared up. The occasional risers will be small midges and BWOs later in the afternoon. It is a beautiful place to fish. This year is no exception. #18-22, Egg Patterns, The crowds are already appearing so please be considerate to your fellow anglers and remember to stay away from actively spawning fish and respect the Redds. #20-24, Hot Pocket PMD, #14-20, Real Caddis Larva, We are starting to see some caddis larva in the water as well. This week's forecast is excellent with warmer temperatures than of late, so get out on the river and take advantage of the excellent conditions! Please follow the link below to learn more. #20-22, Graphic Caddis, The river has shut down slightly with most of the big lake-run browns returning to the reservoir. Chocolate, Nymphing a double rig with tiny flies (size 22-24) is still the most productive set-up right now. 28.5 inch monster cutthroat trout from the Dream Stream. #14-18, Tail's Up Tricos, Purple, Black, #22-24, Sparkle Wing RS2s, At the time of this report, water levels were at 91c.f.s. Grey, Olive, Rising temperatures slow down the catch rate during the mid day hours, but the fishing during the early mornings and late evening has been solid with several hatches occurring simultaneously. And of course, don't discount midges, a year round tailwater staple. Spinney has been challenging over the last few weeks, but we are encouraged by a recent increase of flows. Black, Red, Morning and evening dry fly fishing has been fantastic with prolific Trico and PMD hatches. Red, Gray, Olive, One stretch in particular gets more pressure than the others, and that is the South Platte below Spinney reservoir affectionately referred to as the "Dream Stream". #18-20, Peanut Envy, #20-24, Rainbow Warriors, Orange, Red, Streamer fishing can also be rewarding, particularly on those overcast days. #14-16, Killer Mayfly Baetis, When it gets windy try nymphing PMDs, Caddis, and Trico emergers and stonefly patterns. Try a hopper dropper rig leading with an Amy's Ant and a zebra Copper John as your dropper. #14-16, Darth Baetis, Yellow, Orange, Target the deeper slots where you can see fish stacked up, cover lots of water, and use ample weight to quickly get the flies in the feeding zone. #18-22, Radiation Baetis, Tan, Olive, Black, Don't be afraid to drop down to 6x tippet if necessary. Be sure to dress accordingly with plenty of layers, as temperatures can be down right frigid in the early mornings. #18-22, Soft Hackle Hares Ear, #4-6, Squirmey Worms, Chocolate, Olive, The water is clear, so sight fishing is possible. The flows at the Dream Steam continue to stay consistent around 90 cfs. The Trico's have been coming off around 7:30 am followed by the Caddis. Midge hatches are still pretty solid as well. Red, Zebra, Red, Pink, Peach, The Dream Stream is the stretch of water on the South Platte River running between the Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Elevenmile Reservoir. For top water action, stick to size #22 - #26 Tricos or #18-20 PMD and Caddis patterns. Black, Olive, Gray, In the very early hours before the Trico hatch try nymphing with a brown San Juan worm trailed by a black Rs2. This is a petition to formally close sections of the Dream Stream section of the South Platte River during the month of October. Redds are along the river, so please be sensitive to them and avoid fishing those areas. at the time of this report. #20-24, Black Beauty, If you're nymphing during the first half of the day lead with a red San Juan worm trailed by a black RS2 or Pheasant Tail. Yellow, Orange, It is about a 3 mile section of the river between two reservoirs. Purple, Red, Gray, The fish are holding to the banks and in the deeper holes. Black, Olive, Tan, Green, We are starting to see some Blue Winged Olives (BWO's) later in the afternoons, and midges are still going strong all throughout the day. With these more difficult conditions, it is essential to have polarized sunglasses, use long fluorocarbon leaders, and attempt to get that perfect drag-free drift. An attractor pattern such as a red San Juan Worm or Flash Back Pheasant Tail up top, trailed by a smaller midge pattern such as a Baetis, Black Beauty, Bling Midge, or RS-2 would be a good nymph rig to use. For midges, go smaller in the size #22-24 range. Just remember to up your tippet size (4x to start) as the takes can be aggressive. #16-18, Barr's BWO Emerger, A double nymph setup is the preferred method, with the strike indicator (if used) positioned 2 times the deepest stretch you intend to drift. The best dry fly action has been between 10am - 2pm. If the flows are maintained or even slightly increased, we could continue to see spawners well into the end of April. Here are some of our favorite patterns to use right now. White and yellow are good choices. It is home to so many Gold Medal trout. Grizzly, #18-22, Barr's BWO BH Emerger, Try an attractor pattern up top (scuds/eggs/worms), trailed by chocolate, purple, or black midges. With the first day of Fall right around the corner, the much anticipated Brown spawn at the Dream Stream is bringing crowded parking lots and plenty of anglers with which to share this section of gold-medal water. The spawn run continues to bring more and more crowds, so be prepared to see packed parking lots and lots of anglers no matter what the day of the week. If the trout sips showing a full nose, put on a Trico or midge. Black, Olive, These fish are not going to move much for such a small meal. #14-16, Micro Worms, Leeches, Chocolate, #12-16, Shotglass Baetis, This portion of the South Platte starts below Spinney Reservoir and meanders through grasslands for about 3.8 miles before entering Elevenmile Reservoir. #12-14, Graphic Caddis, Baetis patterns in the purple and red are good trailer choices for your midge patterns with a top attractor being an egg or san juan worm. #18-20, JuJu Baetis, If you see a splash tight to the bank, try a hopper or caddis. Temperatures are very cool in the mornings leading to a delay in the withering Trico hatch. There is very little ice on the banks, so the majority of the river is fishable. #20-24, San Juan Worm, Brown, Black, Olive, Early mornings before 8am have been a little slow, but once the sun warms things up the fish have been feeding like it’s their last chance to eat. We recommend leading with a brown san juan worm followed by a black 2 Bit Hooker, drowned Trico spinner or Graphic Caddis. #14-18, Barr's PMD Emerger, which is almost double the historical average. #20-24, Black Gnat, #20-24, Skinny Nelsons, If you spot feeding fish take the time to plan your approach. The fish are gorging on Tricos during the morning and then sulking in the deeps until evening. It is called the Eleven Mile Reservoir but it is only about five and a half miles below Spinney Mountain dam. Furthermore, if the date shown below is incorrect click the link to refresh it. The water is clear, cold, and highly oxygenated. Look for BWO's in the afternoon, especially on overcast days with less wind. “Things changed in the spring of 1969 when Manson and Tex Watson became involved in a bad drug deal involving a man they thought was a member of … Chartreuse, The Baetis (Blue Winged Olive) hatch is well underway and Caddis are just around the corner. Gray, Purple, The Dream Stream (South Platte) A classic Colorado tailwater, the fish and aquatic life in the Dream Stream enjoy fairly consistent year-round temperatures. and we are not seeing a whole lot of resident fish in the water right now. Olive, Black, Here are some of our recommended patterns. #20-24, Comparadun BWO, #14-16, Dorsey's UV Scud, #6-8, JuJu Baetis, #20-24, Biot Midge, The fish are still mostly podded up in the deeper pools but as the afternoon temps rise, the fish begin feeding more actively. Fishing on the Dream Stream has been very good this week. Green, Tan, Flows are currently at 223 cfs and the fish are loving it. Morning and evening dry fly fishing has been consistent with prolific Tricos and Caddis hatches. While the fishing has certainly gotten more technical, there are still some big browns lurking in the deeper pools. The flows on the Dream Stream were bumped up to 70 cfs on Thursday 4/21/16 and have remained there as of this report. Dry flies such as the reliable griffith gnat or parachute Adams/BWO would be good choices over the weeks ahead. If this doesn't make you want to fish in Colorado I don't know if anything will. Now is the time to stock up on those Trico patterns. The fish have been actively feeding on midges for most of the day. These fish are going to be spooky. It is mostly a wide #18-20, TB Drowned Trico, red, The flows have dropped dramatically in the past 24 hours and the water is now down to 56 c.f.s. Rising temperatures slow down the catch rate during the mid day hours, but the fishing during the early mornings and late evening has been great along the Dream Stream with several hatches occurring simultaneously. Black, Tan, Target the deeper slots where you can see fish stacked up, cover lots of water, and use ample weight to quickly get the flies in the feeding zone. #20-24, Pine Squirrel Leeches, It's an excellent time to be on the water! White, for the past month. #16-18, Pearl Trico Spinner, #20-24, TB Yellow Sally Nymph, The trout have been taking small midges and emergers in the morning, with dry fly activity in the later afternoon. Winter fly fishing on Colorado tailwaters can be outstanding and The Dream Stream is no exception. Chocolate, black, As Caddis activity increases swinging pupa imitations can be deadly. #20-24, FPA Special Emerger, The flows on the Dream Stream have been consistently at 65 cfs. Fishing the Dream Stream is a year round pastime, and continues to provide special and unique fly fishing experiences as the colder months arrive. #18-22, Tactical Tung Mayfly, #20-22, Pheasant Tail, 166 likes. Zebra, Red, #16-18, CDC Para BWO, #18-22, Sparkle Dun Baetis, After a late season run-off, flows are finally subsiding all along the South Platte River. #20-24, Midge Biot, Below are some of our recommended patterns that have been successful in fooling the trout. Black, Gray, #20-24, Thorax BWO, Warmer temperatures have brought more dry fly action and we are seeing an abundance of Caddis, PMD, and Tricos on the water. Spring can stand for luck and success if her water looks clear. Copper, Red, #16-20, Pheasant Tails, White, It would be smart to add these to some of the other patterns listed below that are working. #22-24, RS2, Use an attractor pattern such as a San Juan Worm, Stonefly, of flashback Pheasant Tail up top & trail a small midge pattern in the size #20-22 for your nymph rig. Use 4x or 5x leaders with 5x -6x fluorocarbon tippet. Several of our guides and customers have been up there this week, and have had very productive days in both number and quality of fish. With the lower flows and strong sun during the day the temperatures are still a bit on the warm side. Rust, Black, The Rainbows are beginning to move up river from 11 mile reservoir, and we are seeing some excellent early spring fishing. The Trico spinner is generally fished on the surface behind a larger dry however, when the spinner fall begins use that same Trico dry as a drowned Trico by using it as your tail fly on a tandem or triple nymph rig. Big cut-bow trout fly fishing caught on a guide trip in Colorado. The Dream Stream has fished well recently, despite a drop in flows from two weeks ago. #16-18, Elk Hair Caddis, A recent bump in the flows (a little bit goes a long way this time of year) combined with warmer temperatures has made for some great winter fishing conditions on the dream stream. The bug activity has increased dramatically over the past few weeks and the fish are enjoying the increase in multiple food sources. Olive, #18-22, CDC RS2, Olive, Red, Purple, Black, Olive, There are still quite a few suckers in the river, but the trout are there if you are willing to cover a lot of ground and spend some extra time carefully looking in the traditional runs, riffles and pools. #14-22, RS2s, The flash flooding and hail storm from a few weeks ago did cause some fish kill, eroding banks, and lots of debris to be washed down, particularly on the lower section of the river. #14-18, Purple Haze, If fishing in very crowded conditions is not your thing, I would suggest giving another section of the South Platte a try over the next couple of weeks. Black, Rust, Olive, Purple, Red, #12-14, Radiation Baetis, #16-18, Drowned Tricos, Dream Stream - near Lake George, CO Some of the biggest fish each year are caught here. Target the deeper slots where you can see fish stacked up, cover lots of water, and use ample weight to quickly get the flies in the feeding zone. #20-24, RS2, Use 4x or 5x leaders with 5x -6x fluorocarbon tippet. #18-20, Bling Midges, This has now given the well-earned name of “The Dream Stream” where on any given day the trout you dream about can become reality in … The Baetis (Blue Winged Olive) hatch is well underway and Caddis are just around the corner. The cabin was nice and in a good location/setting. #20-24, RS2s, #20-24, Wooley Bugger, DreamSpring is an award-winning, 26-year-old nonprofit organization that increases access to credit, makes loans and provides a community of support to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Orange, Natural, Red, A Caddis or hopper with a Trico spinner off the back has been very productive. We are seeing a heavy emergent activity of mayflies, midges and even caddis. #20-24, Trico Spinner, Chartreuse, Tan, By most accounts, the stock is rising for trophy rainbow trout making their annual spring migration from the deep water impoundment of Elevenmile Reservoir … Here are some of our recommended patterns. Dreamgirls (2006) Movies, TV, Celebs, and more... Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events The water is for the most part clear, allowing sight fishing. We suggest you use an attractor top fly trailed by a smaller midge pattern, size #22-24, and use fluorocarbon 6x leaders and tippet. Gold, Orange, Here are some of our recommended patterns: Flows on the Dream Stream have dropped by nearly 50% in the past two weeks and are currently sitting at 51 c.f.s. Brown, Olive, Black, Try an attractor pattern up top (scuds/eggs/worms), followed by red, purple or black midges below and definitely use fluorocarbon 6x tippet. Click the links below to visit our other properties. If you witness any bad behavior or suspicious/illegal activity please call Colorado Parks & Wildlife at (719) 748-3401. Here are some of our recommended patterns: Flows have increased at Spinney this week at pretty high winter levels around 80 c.f.s. Spinney has slowed down during the bright sunny mid days. From the riffles to the back eddies rising fish can be found throughout the Dream. When nymphing, use an attractor pattern such as a San Juan Worm or Flash Back PT up top & trail a small midge pattern such as a caddis larva or PMD emerger. If you find yourself on the water in the evening, bang the banks and slow water behind structure with a large grass hopper. Black, BWOs and small midges are hatching on the overcast, non-windy days. 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