River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 20 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   20 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   23 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   24 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   1.85 ft

Current:   22 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   24 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   25 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
Gage Height:   0.97 ft

As with pretty much all of our local creeks within an hour of the Boulder/Denver area, we've hit fall conditions that call for sizing down your bugs and terminal tackle in order to get into the most fish possible. Sure, you'll still get some looks at a #14 Chubby Chernobyl on the creek, but you'll get way more coming to a #18 Parachute Adams or dark-colored Elk Hair Caddis. If you really like your foam-bodied attractor bugs, try throwing a #18 Hippie Stomper in the olive or black color -- this bug has been a great producer for me during shoulder seasons of spring and fall on the creek. In addition to caddis, BWOs, and midges, you'll have a chance at seeing some nice red quill/mahogany dun hatches up in Middle BC Canyon in October. Keep an eye out for lingering drakes, too, although I tend to see more of these late season bugs up at higher elevations. On low-light days, consider trying a small, dark, micro-sized streamer in a #12-14. This sort of a bug seems to be a good fall season fly in all parts of the Boulder Creek system; this probably has something to do with showing the fish something small enough to not spook them, but that looks like enough of a high-protein meal that it's hard for them to resist as they try to pack on the calories ahead of winter. Small streamers can do especially well through town when conditions are right.

Report Updated On: 10/04/2017
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