The fall fishing in Colorado looks really great this year. Here is the report for October so you can know where to go.
Dumont Lake is being drained so they have removed all fishing bag limits. They have limited fishing to daylight hours only but the fishing is good.
Cheesman reservoir is closed for the winter. They are doing repairs on the dam. It should be opened back up next spring.
Rampart reservoir has very low water. They have closed the boat ramp but you can still use a canoe or kayak.
If you’re asking when do salmon run, the answer at Blue Mesa Reservoir is last month. Try again next year.
The South Platte River between 11 mile and Spinney Mountain reservoir is fishing great. The water flow is about 100cfs. The cooler weather is causing several hatches to come off the river. This happens early in the morning and late afternoon. The main hatches are the Stonefly and the Caddis. The hot flies for the area are the Blue Wing Olive, Black Ice, and Amy’s Ant. Beetle patterns are also working well around noon.
On the Arkansas between Canon City and Salida the fishing is also great. Stone fly hatches and Caddis hatches are coming off in the early morning and early afternoon. Fishing with a dry BWO and a Hopper/Dropper is working well. A good fish hook size for the dry fly is #12-#16. The Tan Caddis and the Red Quill are also catching fish.
The South Platte River below 11 mile is fishing fairly well. Streamers are working right before the hatches come off. The main hatches are Stone fly and Caddis in the mid-morning and early afternoon.
Author Bio: Brad Jorgensen is a fishing enthusiast from Denver, Colorado and an avid blogger on the latest in fishing tips and techniques. Having traveled throughout North America seeking out fishing adventures, Brad is knowledgeable in a wide range or fishing topics.