River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 120 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   120 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   120 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   124 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   120 cfs
Gage Height:   2.44 ft

Nederland
Current:   86 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   78 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   90 cfs
Gage Height:   1.61 ft

More and more fishable water is coming into play on the creek. As we enter mid-late July, bugs are popping and fish are feeding hard, as expected this time of year. Up high in the canyon, PMDs, BWOs when it's cool and cloudy, and even some larger gray drake mayflies have been coming off. Small stones, especially yellow sallies and grey stones, have been prevalent pretty much all the way up and down. Caddis have been the bug late in the day, especially on warmer days as the sun starts to set farther down the canyon in the stuff that's just getting to be fishable again toward Sugarloaf and Magnolia Rd. On those 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. Stuff down in town is still fishing well -- consider trying a nymph rig in the deep pools and side eddies for a chance at picking up a big one. Down below Scott Carpenter, look for some good action on smaller streamers as the character of the stream switches to more longer bends and riffles with undercuts, roots, and grassy banks.

Report Updated On: 07/14/2017
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