Posts by Pat Dorsey

South Platte Update…Run-Off Still Prevails

No one is complaining about the high water, especially after last years drought! I think most would agree–I’d rather have too much water, than not enough! Last year’s drought, combined with a flash flood that dropped four inches of rain in one afternoon, caused severe damage in many locations.  Several washouts containing decomposed granite and other…

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Cheesman Reservoir Spills

Cheesman Reservoir reached full pool and began spilling late Friday night. This is great news for South Platte enthusiasts, as last year’s drought is now a recent memory with a well-above average snow pack. According to Dave Bennett at Denver Water, “Cheesman will be spilling for a while and our folks will blending spill water…

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Tailwater Tactics: Elevate your Small Fly Game to the Next Level

In all honesty, midge-fishing is only as difficult as you make it!  Many anglers shy away from fishing with tiny flies and spider web thin tippets, but trust me–that is a huge oversight!  The most challenging part of midge-fishing is tying on the minuscule offering that is oftentimes required to catch trout during the winter.…

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Robert’s Tunnel Expected to Stay on this Winter!

We’re excited to announce that the Roberts Tunnel is expected to run through the winter of 2018-19. “We have decided to run the Roberts Tunnel through the winter this year – 2018 – 2019. The flow rate should be somewhere between 50 cfs and 100 cfs during that time” said Katie Knoll, from Denver Water.…

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