March 15, 2017 Fishing Report, Decker’s Colorado

Hey Everyone!

Back from my annual trip to South Florida for MLB Spring Training 2017! Funny, the high temperature here today in Decker’s was actually about 10 degrees warmer than Clearwater Beach, Florida the last two days I was there! More on the upcoming weather a little later, but let’s talk about the river a little bit. Flows below the Cheesman dam remain unchanged at 90.2 (cfs), with about the same through Decker’s and Trumbull. Clarity seems to be a little bit off, as I took a walk this afternoon upstream from the Decker’s Resort towards Lone Rock Campground, and notice that the faster moving water was a bit cloudier since I left on Friday of last week.  Tomorrow is looking like another warm day, with mostly sunny skies and high temperature of 67 expected for Decker’s! Just a heads up folks, with all the warm weather a great fishing, there have been an increased amount of Anglers around the Decker’s and Trumbull areas. Please be careful driving, put the cell phone away, IT DOESN’T WORK! We’ve already seen two near fatal accidents this early in the season, and if the weather remains dry, look for increased traffic through the South Platte River Valley.  Please use caution along river road, as this route is commonly used not only by myself and others  as a cycling route, but there is heavy foot traffic, as well as wildlife along the roadside. After tomorrow’s outing, I’ll have a complete update on the bugs that are getting it done, plus an update on the conditions, to include the latest on the Jefferson County Burn Ban. Please check the daily fire update located at the beginning of the blog page, if you’re planning a trip to the Decker’s area to camp, as you will not be allowed to have a camp fire!   I’ll be spending most of Thursday morning  out on the river early, as I’m expecting an early dry-fly hatch of midges, as the temperatures are rising quickly when the sun comes over the range! That’s all for now my friends!  Hope to see you on the river soon!

Chris