River Report
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River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   N/A 
6 Hrs Ago:   N/A 
12 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   41 cfs

Current:   N/A 
6 Hrs Ago:   N/A 
12 Hrs Ago:   39 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   40 cfs

There is honestly not a whole lot of new info to report in terms of how the creek is fishing, which is a good thing because it continues to perform in a big way. Things in town have gotten a bit more challenging over the past few weeks with water starting to get a little skinnier. With that being said, the recent spell of rainier weather has put a nice infusion into many of our local drainages, including Boulder Creek. 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 have definitely been the bug late in the day, especially down low in the canyon. If you see caddis-topia start popping off in a big way, as it definitely can this time of year, try rigging a sz 14-16 foam body elk hair caddis dry in the lead and drop 14-16" to a caddis nymph or pupa such as a Graphic Caddis, Z-Wing Caddis, or Sparkle Pupa. The beauty of fishing a caddis hatch is also that you can get away with so many different presentations in terms of drag. If they're less than hot on the dead drift, skating/bouncing your rig can really produce due to the erratic habits and flight patterns of the naturals. Fish will also sometimes slam a caddis pupa on the rise underneath the surface. On warm, sunny days, don't forget to try black terrestrials and smaller hoppers all throughout the summer into the warmer days in Oct. I say "smaller hoppers" not because the fish in BC won't eat big bugs, but because throwing an attractor in a sz, say, 14-16 vs a 10-12 is often a good idea to maximize fish numbers so that the smaller ones can fit it in their mouth too.

Report Updated On: 08/14/2017
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