Looking ahead, anglers can expect to see reliable hatches of midges and caddis. Within the next week or so, look for pale morning duns, then in a couple weeks, look for Tricos. Caddis hatches have made it to the dam now that the water temperatures have reached the mid 50's. The fish were driving hard yesterday (July 5, 2016) on caddis pupae up near the dam. This is a sight to see! The fish are sweeping back and forth grabbing caddis pupae as they are drifting mid column.
Once the water comes off the spillway, Denver Water can opt to warm the water back up (because it will be back in the 40's) by turning on the Jet Valve. The Jet Valve is 60 feet below the the top of the Dam. Denver Water is doing an impeccable job of managing this incredible resource. My hat is off to Dave Bennett and his colleagues. Nice job everyone!