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South Platte River Conditions

The South Platte River is one of the country’s best fishing trout streams. The best way to ensure a successful fly fishing trip is to stay up to date on the current conditions of the South Platte River. This is your resource to learn more about current conditions on the Eagle River and where anglers are reporting success during their trips.


The spring conditions on the South Platte river between Alma and Denver are great. As the temperatures begin to get warmer we recommend dry fly fishing. Currently, we recommend using midges, caddis, eggs and worms to make some catches.

Current Conditions

UPDATED: 08/18/2021 


SUMMER DETAILS: With water temperatures in the mid 70’s, we strongly advise against fishing mid-day and fishing strictly in the early morning or late afternoon.

  • Spring

  • The South Platte is the perfect place for your spring fishing trip. Throughout spring we expect great fishing for trout. Spring is a popular time for spawning, so make sure you are aware and do not disturb any spawn.

  • Summer

  • With some of the best fly fishing in the state or even the country you can imagine the the South Platte River is typically crowded. Fly Fishing at Deckers area is ideal during this time of the year.

  • Fall

  • Fall is a great time to get out on the South Platte River to enjoy cooler temperatures and less crowds. Conditions typically stay pretty clear and the river stays in the mid 40s in temperate.