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Colorado South Platte River

Characteristics updated 4 months ago
Flow updated about 1 hour ago
Available Segments 1

River Characteristics

Description
The South Platte River is a gold medal trout river. Due to its proximity to the Front Range, it's very popular. The river is known for its wild and beautiful brown and rainbow trout. The South Platte is a tailwater fishery. Some of the more popular segments, particularly during the warmer months are Waterton Canyon, Deckers, Cheesman Canyon, and the Dream Stream. 
Difficulty
Certain segments (Deckers, Cheesman Canyon) get crowded and probably overfished. 
GPS
39.16276858,-105.3102732
Headwater
Dam
Reservoir
Clarity
⋅ Jul 11, 2022
Wadability
· Super Wadable
Below Cheeseman is shallow and very much wadable. 
Caught
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Current Flow

South Platte River - Colorado
Gage Station Temp
Flow
(ft ³/s)
Mean
(ft ³/s)
south platte river above cheesman lake, co. n/a 132 132
south platte river blw brush crk near trumbull, co n/a 202 223
south platte river below union ave, at englewood,c n/a 20.9 25.7
south platte river at englewood, co. 64 46.5 48.5
south platte r at 64th ave. commerce city, co. 70 7.18 7.18
south platte river at fort lupton, co. 70 139 139
south platte river at fort morgan, co 70 200 184
* Mean data is from Thursday -- September 29, 2022
** Updated about 1 hour ago
*** streamflow is the volume of water flowing past a given point in the stream in a given period of time.(USGS)

Historical

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* Based on YTD -- 2022
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Segments

* 1 segment listed for the South Platte River
Name Fishy Updated
Upper Cheeseman Reservoir · Pretty Darn Fishy 8 months ago

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Notations

Craig Hoffman
over 1 year ago
Tough fishing and not very favorable weather (6/27/21).
Craig Hoffman
8 months ago
Kristine fishing below Cheeseman Res in Jan 2022

Known Fish

Known Fish of the South Platte River
Type Species Up To
Trout Brown 20 in.
Trout Rainbow 20 in.
* Fish likely to be found. Size is a approximation.