River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 130 cfs
River Statistics:
»Leadville
Current:   130 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   137 cfs
Gage Height:   5.22 ft

Pueblo
Current:   751 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   760 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   760 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   743 cfs
Gage Height:   9.61 ft

Salida
Current:   652 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   668 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   660 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   750 cfs
Gage Height:   3.26 ft

Flows are dropping and clearing, weather is wonderful, the bugs are plentiful and the fish are happy. Dry dropper rigs will give you hours of enjoyment on the upper reaches near Leadville. Hayden Meadows has been fishing fantastic as of late. Tons of caddis, yellow sallies, golden stones, PMD's a few drakes, and hoppers just starting to click around. Foam attractors up top with a dropper 18-24'' below will get the job done. If you have another stick with you throwing a streamer has been really productive as well. Dead-drifting has been the ticket. Jigged PT's, iron sallies, caddis pupa and frenchies all getting it done as the dropper. 4 and 5X tackle will get the job done just fine! As you move down the basin, float fishing has been really good below Buena Vista through Salida. Caddis, stones, yellow sallies, PMD's, Drakes, and hoppers all taking their share of fish. Streamer fishing has been lights out with a yellow or white sculpzilla. Flows are high through Pueblo and will most likely remain high until the fall. Fish the banks and look for soft spots. Spit shot will be your friend unless you see fish actively rising. The Collegiate Peaks are loosing most of their snow and ice and plenty of high alpine lakes have opened up as well as their feeder creeks. The mountains are calling and I must go!

Report Updated On: 06/23/2018
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