Dream Stream 03/02/18
Two drifts, two quality fish! The Dream Stream was fishing well. I heard tell of the inlet to Elevenmile being crowded and not many fish being brought to the net. The closer to the dam I got, the better the fishing. Midge patterns defiantly won the day with the most productive patterns being a size 20 FB Black Beauty, Top Secret Midge, and small midge emergers. Look for fish holding in deep pockets. Let your eyes adjust and you'll see movement.
This stretch of the South Platte River spans from the dam at Spinney Mountain Reservoir to the inlet of Eleven Mile Reservoir. The river holds a multitude of fish species to include rainbow, cutthroat, cuttbow, and brown trout. It also serves as the spawning ground for the kokanee salmon that live in Eleven Mile Reservoir.
This state land area is open to the public but is limited to anglers using artificial flies and lures only and the entire stretch is a catch and release fishery for all fish species!
The Colorado weather can be unpredictable and the gale force winds that haunt this open prairie can challenge even the most seasoned angler. Check the forecast before heading out and dress appropriately. Good luck anglers.
Click here for current State Water Flow Data for the South Platte River (Dream Stream)
Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat Trout:
Expect to catch trout from the 10-28+ inch range.
Expect to catch Kokanee from the 15-20" range mid September through October.
Tim's Super Worm
Here is a rugged worm pattern that has brought a few to the net at the Dream Stream over the years!