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 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.


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

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