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Cheeseman Canyon

Rating - Very_Good   

Wednesday, Sep 21 2022
The flows are down to about 185 cfs. and these are really great flows for the canyon. These are still prime flows for this fishery and have actually made some of the river a little more accessible. The drop should also increase dry fly fishing opportunities. Denver Water will be augmenting water demand flows 60/40 with the North Fork of the South Platte. If there is higher or lower water demand, we could see the flows increase or drop again. These flows still have larger food sources available, but more of the "hatch specific" bugs will be more in play. Cranefly larva, scuds, worms, etc. are all getting the attention of the fish, and midges, BWO's, some Tricos, PMD's are also taking some fish. Recommended patterns: Nymphs - Buckskins, #16-18, Caddis Candy-#14-16, Mayer's Mini leach in black or brown #14-18, Orange or olive UV Scuds #14-16, San Juan Worms all colors #12, Miracle Midge #18-24, Top Secret Midge #20-24, Flux Capacitors, Black Beauties #20-24, Blindside Midge black or grey, #20-22, Money Midge #20-22, Red Midge Larva #18-22, Mercury Midge #20-24, Rainbow Warriors #18-22 Jujubee Midge #18-26. Juan's Sniper Baetis #20-24, Juan's Jedi Master #20-24, Pheasant Tail #18-22, RS2 grey and black #18-22, Cheesman Emergers #20-22, Barr's PMD Emergers #16-18, Foam Back Emergers chocolate #20-22, Stalcups Baetis brown and olive #20-22 Dries - Mole Fly #20-24, Neils BWO #20-22, Almost Dun #20, Juans 180 Trico #20, Griffiths Gnat #20-26, Matts Midge #22-24, Vis-a-dun black #20-22, Hoppers-#14-18




Wednesday, Sep 21 2022




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Cheeseman Canyon


Rating - Very_Good

The flows are down to about 185 cfs. and these are really great flows for the canyon. These are still prime flows for this fishery and have actually made some of the river a little more accessible. The drop should also increase dry fly fishing opportunities. Denver Water will be augmenting water demand flows 60/40 with the North Fork of the South Platte. If there is higher or lower water demand, we could see the flows increase or drop again. These flows still have larger food sources available, but more of the "hatch specific" bugs will be more in play. Cranefly larva, scuds, worms, etc. are all getting the attention of the fish, and midges, BWO's, some Tricos, PMD's are also taking some fish. Recommended patterns: Nymphs - Buckskins, #16-18, Caddis Candy-#14-16, Mayer's Mini leach in black or brown #14-18, Orange or olive UV Scuds #14-16, San Juan Worms all colors #12, Miracle Midge #18-24, Top Secret Midge #20-24, Flux Capacitors, Black Beauties #20-24, Blindside Midge black or grey, #20-22, Money Midge #20-22, Red Midge Larva #18-22, Mercury Midge #20-24, Rainbow Warriors #18-22 Jujubee Midge #18-26. Juan's Sniper Baetis #20-24, Juan's Jedi Master #20-24, Pheasant Tail #18-22, RS2 grey and black #18-22, Cheesman Emergers #20-22, Barr's PMD Emergers #16-18, Foam Back Emergers chocolate #20-22, Stalcups Baetis brown and olive #20-22 Dries - Mole Fly #20-24, Neils BWO #20-22, Almost Dun #20, Juans 180 Trico #20, Griffiths Gnat #20-26, Matts Midge #22-24, Vis-a-dun black #20-22, Hoppers-#14-18


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