South Platte – Deckers

The Deckers stretch of the South Platte River is a heavily sought after and highly productive stretch of river located roughly one hour from Denver. It’s proximity to Denver and it’s wade friendly features makes for a great destination for anglers of all experience levels.

South Platte – Deckers

The Minturn Anglers team has been guiding and hosting corporate fly fishing events since the shop opened back in 2008 and we have put together a program that is sure to make your next corporate outing one that is talked about for years to come.

River Details

Water Type

Public

Guided?

Yes

Region:

Front Range

Trout Species:

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cut Bow Trout

Angling

Fishing the Deckers stretch of the South Platte River is arguably one of the most difficult but rewarding rivers in the state. Aside from the hoards of anglers that flock to this river every weekend, it is one of our favorites to fish. It’s close to Denver, incredibly easy to access and can yield trout worth writing home about. Deckers is famous for it’s deep holes and runs but can also provide great pocket water fishing. In the summer and fall, anglers can expect some incredible Caddis and Mayfly hatches that result in irresistible dry fly fishing. In the winter and spring, nymphing is the name of the game. Small tail water midges and Baetis patterns that strain your eyes to look at are the ticket for a productive day.

River Background

According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Deckers stretch of the South Platte contains just over 3,000 trout per mile with Rainbows, Browns and Cut Bows making up this healthy population. This portion of the South Platte is a tail water section, so depending on the will of the angler, productive fishing can be enjoyed year round.

River Access

The Deckers section of the South Platte river is easy accessed from many locations. Anglers can drive along County Road 126, search for an appealing section of river and find a place on the side of the road to park. If you’re not interested in searching for your own stretch of river, the intersection of County Road 126 and County Road 67 is a popular place to park and walk to the river.

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