River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 331 cfsCurrent Temp: 34°F 
River Statistics:
»Northgate Canyon
Current:   331 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   321 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   307 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   297 cfs
Gage Height:   2.83 ft

Upper Platte is starting to fish with smaller bugs and stones under indicators. Somewhat early in the game, but the fishing is improving almost daily as we see warming trends continue. Look for BWO's to start any day, and the stones are starting to move sub surface already A bit more consistent at the tail waters for now. The major tail waters have all been fishing great. At the Reef we are seeing various foam back emerges fish great, as well as the usual rock worms, leeches, annelids, scuds, etc. Be sure to have some smaller black midges down to #20's, and some sow bugs as well. The fish are stacked into deeper pools and runs and sometimes sitting in the softer water or tail outs of the deep pools and runs. Streamers have been producing too. Slower strips, and better from boats on the Reef. Try the Orange Blossom Special, Platte River Spider, or the Goldilox. Sculpzillas too, and Bread-N-Butter Buggars trailed with Pine Squirrel Leeches. Huevos, leeches, and scuds on point with a #20 Foam Back Emerger as the trailer has been a staple thus far. At the Mile Stones and leeches on point with various droppers consisting of midges, sow bugs, and annelids seems best. Red and purple san juans are fishing good too. Not too much in bug activity, but the streamer bite on the lower river seems to be picking up. A simple #4 black buggar is catching fish stripped slowly, or fished under an indicator. The fishing has been solid all winter, so if the weather looks favorable, than the Mile should be on your mind. Picking up some larger bow at both the Alcova tail water and Freemont Canyon. Eggs on point with smaller midges dropped of the back. 3x-5x tippets depending upon where you are fishing, but all sections seem to be fishing great, and should get nothing but better. Look for March to really heat things up with added bug activity, and warmer water temperatures. A great late winter destination, and yet better come March and spring.

Report Updated On: 03/25/2015
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