South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon

Deckers, Colorado 80135

South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon

South Platte River - Cheesman Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The South Platte River, downstream from Cheesman Reservoir, is a world-class fishery offering some of the finest tailwater fly fishing in the state, if not the country. The river below the dam has crystal-clear water and wild rainbow and brown trout. They are eager yet selective. The river survived the huge forest fires that roared through the area in the summer of 2002. A short hike into the boulder-filled canyon takes one into a wilderness setting rarely found just an hour outside a major metropolitan city such as Denver.

The geography is postcard-perfect, and as many visitors say, the fishing is indeed a bonus. Types of Fish: Naturally reproducing rainbow, brown and cutbow trout. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."

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Best July through October
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