River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 17 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   17 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   19 cfs
Gage Height:   1.79 ft

Current:   9 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
Gage Height:   0.59 ft

The creek is fishing very well on standard dry-dropper stuff -- it's that time of the year where terrestrials like hoppers and beetles can do some major work. The town stretches can be a little challenging in August/early to mid Sept., especially when it's bright and sunny in the midday hours, due to the higher temps coupled with the irrigation diversion that happens near Broadway. During the day, we're still seeing a good number of PMDs, small baetis when it's cloudier and cool, grey and green drakes in the afternoon, and yellow sallies/even some larger stonefly nymphs. Caddis remain the favorite bug for the late afternoon/evening hours, so consider a rig like a foam-bodied Elk Hair Caddis as your lead dry fly dropping to a Graphic Caddis, Z-Wing Caddis, Hotwire Caddis, or Sparkle Pupa, to name a few. Fish will eat these bugs underneath on the lift or bounce at the end of a drift, sometimes to an even greater extent than they will on a dead drift. Our guides have noticed the fish can get a bit pickier when it comes to the bigger, foam-bodied attractor dries at this time of year when they've seen a good amount of pressure and the water begins to get skinnier. If the fish are missing and/or not coming to your typical Chubby Chernobyl, 409, Hippie Stomper, etc., consider switching to a sparser dry such as a #14-16 Parachute Adams, #14-16 Red Quill, or #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis.

Report Updated On: 08/30/2017
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