October 4, 2019 Be Bear Aware while Camping & Hiking in Colorado

Greeting Folks!

Just as I was driving home the other night, I came across a hungry bear that was munching on some road side goodies! Here’s a great article by the CPW. Learn the best practices for hiking and camping in black bear country, and take measures to protect both you and the bears from harm.
— Read on cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeCampingBearCountry.aspx

 

Monsoon Season!

[ngg src=”recent_images” display=”basic_thumbnail” maximum_entity_count=”8″]July 21, 2019

Good afternoon All!

Welcome back to those that are following along, as well as those of you that are new to DiscoverDeckers.com. Without wasting any of your time or mine, as it’s been a long, hot week in my kitchen, let’s quickly get you up to date with the latest conditions.

Run-Off

If you’re not familiar with this term, it refers to the melting of the snow-pack that has accumulated in the higher elevations. Each year, as the summer temperatures increase, the snow at these higher elevations melts, causing a surge in the flow of water in our rivers, lakes, and streams. Although it’s fun to look at, this is also a dangerous time of the year. During this time of year, it’s typical for at least one person a day in our state, to lose their life, caused by an accident on our rivers, lakes, and streams. Wade carefully and do not attempt to cross the river where you cannot see the bottom.

Fishing Conditions/Reports

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been rather busy this week cooking twelve to fourteen hours a day. However, with the current flows at 550 cfs. in Decker’s, and about 540 cfs. in Cheesman Canyon, the fishing has been great! Up until about yesterday, we had flows consistently in the 800-900 range for about 2 weeks. This really pushed the fished to the banks and made you work for that prize! Now that things are starting to settle down with the run-off, we are entering the summer “Monsoon” season, here in the South Platte River Valley. We’ll see afternoon showers for the two weeks, pretty much every afternoon between 2-5pm. For the complete fishing report for Decker’s & Cheesman Canyon, and many other top fishing destinations, just click here www.flycastusa.com/flycasts.

That’s all I’ve got to share with you today folks! For more information about what’s going on in and around Decker’s, be sure to check out our events page today! Have a great day folks, and I hope to see you out there on the South Platte, real soon!

 

Chef Chris

Things are Heating Up!

July 12, 2019

Good Evening Everyone!

 

Well, we’re smack in the middle of the run-off season! Perhaps a little further than half-way, but high, fast moving water none the less! With the trout moving out of the faster water and hanging underneath the banks, you must certainly have to work for your fish! With flows nearing 900 cfs. in Decker’s, and 835 cfs. in the Canyon, don’t show up ready to wade freely about, not gonna happen! Seriously folks, one person a day dies on a Colorado River this time of year! A few tips, such as not fishing alone, sticking to the banks, and not wading in the faster moving current above the knee, can usually keep you incident free. But, just be careful! In two weeks or less, we’ll see the flows return to their normal seasonal levels. Remember! There’s no lifeguard on duty.

For a complete fishing report and river forecast, be sure to check out the fishing reports tab, provided by our friends atwww.flycast.com/flycasts.

That’s all for now folks!

Chris

 

 

Summers heating up!

Hey Folks!

Quick update on things around Decker’s, as I prepare another four-course meal! All this in one day you say? Why yes! It’s possible to fish, write, hike, nap, cook, fish again, cook another meal, all while trying to start an advertising company! Life is short my friends, so finding that passion is key! Ok, getting on with the update, I’ll keep things to a minimum. The fishing is good, but as the Denver Water Board continues to hold back the flow on the South Platte, through Decker’s, the crowds are here and the fish are getting hammered! Not to mention the late spawn of Rainbow trout, which hasn’t helped their cause, as the water levels are decreased. The camp grounds are filling up on the weekends, so be sure to reserve your spot, by clicking

Traffic into and out of our valley on the weekends has already proven fatal. Keep an eye out for motorcycles and other cyclist on the roads! The https://discoverdeckers.com/explore-deckers/

Jefferson and Douglas County Sheriff’s Departments are pushed to their limits, so please respect one another out there!

It’s about to become the beginning of a popular activity along the South Platte, Tubing, kayaking, and paddle boarding have all become very popular in the Deckers area. If you do come to Decker’s to tube or raft, keep in mind that the flows are currently around 100 cfs. and isn’t a good situation for this activity! Also, private property is just that! Private! Please respect all posted private property signs and avoid trespassing in these areas!

It’s Spring, and the Wildlife is very active! Bears and Mountain lions have already been seen in both the Decker’s Resort area, as well as the Lone Rock Campground and Platte River Campground areas. That’s all for now folks! Be sure to check out the live river flows and current fishing report by my friends at www.flycastusa.com.

Chris

Run-Off and some quick moving water!

Hey Folks!

In just under 24 hours, we’ve seen a considerable jump in flows, on the South Platte. Currently, we’re up to 586cfs. in Decker’s and the Canyon. Got out there myself yesterday, just prior to the last flow bump, and saw considerable action with Black/Tan Pat’s Rubber Legs. Today, more of the same! Throw that meat! Worms, Scuds, leeches, and the Woolley bugger! Get the full fishing report from our friends at www.flycastusa.com.

Here’s a few from the last couple of days! That’s all for now folks, hope to see you out there soon!

Chris