River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 580 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   580 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   571 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   617 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   627 cfs
Gage Height:   3.2 ft

Current:   307 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   252 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   264 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   344 cfs
Gage Height:   2.66 ft

Runoff has started to take its toll on the BC. Flows are up and down and trending upward. Water clarity has ranged from tea colored to chocolate milk. This can seem daunting to some but with the right tackle and tactics this can be a truly great time to fish. Big dry dropper rigs or 2 fly nymph rigs are best this time of year. A few of the guides have been having luck euro-nymphing (no indicator). The key is to find the water (back-eddies, seams, pockets behind structure, drop-offs and the tail-outs of runs). The next key is to get the fly in the strike zone. This means getting 'em down. Tungsten bh flies, split-shot, or lead wrapped flies all accomplish this goal wonderfully. Fly selection this time of the year can vary greatly depending on what you like to do. Bigger and flashier or smaller and natural colored. I like a point fly on the rig being a girdle bug or san juan worm trailed with a rainbow warrior, tung electric caddis, zebra midge and iron lotus #14-18. Natural P-tails either bh or not can be deadly. Make sure you get them down! Once you find the water, get the flies there, it is only a matter of time before you start railing fish. A common misconception is that run-off= bad fishing. Quite the opposite, the fish are stacked in the soft water and they gotta eat, so feed them! Another really productive way to fish BC is with a leech, wooly bugger, sculpzilla, or single sparkle minnow are all great bets.

Report Updated On: 05/26/2017
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