South Platte: Cheesman Canyon
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November 18, 2109
Cheesman Canyon flows increased late last week by roughly 20 cfs and currently sit at 80 cfs. As a result, productivity increased and anglers have a few more fishable sections than there was previously. With cold air and water temps, anglers should focus on the sections of the river that provide trout the least amount of resistance. Trout transition into conservation mode this time of year and will do most of their feeding in the slow pools, tailouts, along shelves and in slack water. Once you’ve identified a productive section, finding the right depth is important. Unless we see trout suspended in the river, we prefer to start deep with a heavy setup. From there we will add/subtract weight and adjust the indicator. Scuds, leeches and Mercury Pheasant Tails are great lead flies right now. Below that, trail a Mercury Midge, JuJubee Midge or Top Secret in the morning. In the afternoon, switch to baetis patterns such as JuJu Baetis, RS2s and WD40s.
Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Saturday & Sunday
Sub-surface: RS2 (#20-22), Barr’s Emerger (#20-22), Chocolate Thunder (#20-22), JuJu Baetis (#20-22), Mercury Pheasant Tail (#20-22), WD 40 (#20-22), Mercury Midge (#22-24), Black Beauty (#22-26), Zebra Midge (#20-24), Blood Midge (#20-22), Disco Midge (#20-22), Guides Choice Hares Ear (#16-18), red Copper John (#18-20), Rainbow Warrior (#18-20), egg patterns, pink/green scud, leech pattern and San Juan Worm.
Surface: Parachute Adams (#22-24), Griffiths Gnat (#20-22) and Chubby Chernobyl (#10-12).
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