With Colorado finally getting some winter, anglers can find some elbow room, that is if you can find some ice-free. Fear not, the standbys like the South Platte are still producing some quality fish as spring runs are keeping everyone busy, just bundle up.
"Flows are holding around 40 cfs, visibility is good and anglers are doing well in the morning and late afternoon on the Platte below Spinney," said Cherry Creek Orvis Fishing Manager Kerry Caraghar. "Water temps are nearing 40 and the best stretch is at the gauging station and along the upper river."
To get into this action, be sure to stock up on plenty of smaller midges in the 20- to 24-size range. Caraghar says access the river from the Park County Road 59 parking lot. You never know what you might get this time. Be sure to practice catch and release and avoid wading.
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