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Colorado Trout Fisher Report - South Platte-Waterton

  Weather for South Platte-Waterton 96 F   Few Clouds    Wind: 31 ESE mph Toggle Weather Conditions    
  Water Conditions Graph for South Platte-Waterton Current Flow: 553 cfs
(07/19/2019 21:00)
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Rating: GREAT
Report Rating: GREAT
Trip Date: Fri, Feb 1, 2019
(Flow = 64 cfs)
Report by
Reid Eakins
Quote(s) of the Day: Winter Fishing, 50 degrees and Sunny, could not ask for a better day!
Today was a day I have been waiting for. 1st day out this season and I had the pleasure to share this day with Seth from Laguna Beach. Being out here for work, he decided to play hooky for a day and get out on the water. Couldn't have asked for a better day to do it. With no clouds, no wind and weather in the 50's, we knew that the day couldn't go wrong. With the rise in water temperature and great winter flows we spent most of the day hitting structure and riffles looking for active trout rather then targeting trout in the pools. A few blue wings coming off and some great midge hatches had the trout submerged in the water column. After working on tight lining and getting down that perfect presentation, Seth was able to hook in to some very decent trout! We started our day at 9 A.M. and fished hard until 2 P.M. covering as much water as we could. Seth, it was a pleasure getting out with you and thanks for helping me start out this season with a bang! Hope to see you on the water soon.

Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear. The fishing is great.

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 64
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No

The Trip

Time on Water: 8 hrs.     Anglers: 1
Hookups: 12   Landed: 6

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow  Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches   Girth: 6 inches

Recommended Flies

Fly: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge
Color: Brownish Tan
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Fly: Jujubee Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 22
Time: All Day
Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: All Day

Hatch Conditions

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Gray
Size: 22
Time: PM
Fly: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish Brown
Size: 24
Time: AM