River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 17 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   17 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   17 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   1.84 ft

Current:   11 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
Gage Height:   0.66 ft

The recent uptick in temperatures/general trend of nice weather spells nothing but good things for casting a fly in Boulder Creek. If I had a full day to fish the creek right now, I'd probably get on the water around 11 AM and fish a dry dropper in the lower few miles of the canyon until roughly 3-4 PM before heading for town and throwing a small streamer -- such as a leech or small minnow/sculpin-type pattern -- until just after dark. Some bigger browns can be found moving around through town all through November. The upper canyon above the falls and toward Barker can get pretty tough this time of year as the water is skinnier and temps are lower with the more elevation you gain. Try smaller, more realistic dries in the fall such as Parachute Adams, dark Elk Hair Caddis, Extended Body BWO, Red Quills, Purple Haze, and Comparadun/Sparkle Dun patterns in #16-20. In terms of nymphs, you'll never go wrong with bugs that imitate small BWO/baetis nymphs such as PTs and Micro Mays, and you'll also never go wrong with a #18-20 Zebra Midge, Poison Tung, or black Copper John.

Report Updated On: 11/14/2017
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