River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1250 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Canyon Mouth
Current:   1250 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1150 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1240 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1270 cfs
Gage Height:   4.72 ft

The Poudre up in the canyon is still feeling like spring has yet to really hit full-force, but the fishing will only continue to get better as we venture into spring and early summer conditions over the next month or so. On cooler days, small midge dry flies can really be money as fish sip near and on the surface, especially in the slicks and back eddies. Throwing a small streamer such as a Thin Mint, Bugger, Pine Squirrel Leech, Mini Dungeon, etc., through town in Fort Collins in and around structure can also be a fun way to spend a few hours right now. Solid options for a nymph rig in the Poudre include (point flies) dark Copper Johns, Poison Tungs, Rainbow Warriors, Zebra Midges, Mercury Flashback Black Beauties, smaller PTs, etc., and (droppers) Sparkle Wing RS2s, Top Secret Midges, Choco Foambacks, Tailwater Tiny, Tube Midges, and Blood Midges. If you visually see noses coming up to the surface, odds are they're probably keying in on a small midge, mayfly, or dark stone or mayfly. Try to identify what they're liking, if you can, and run a double dry fly rig with a more visible bug such as a #18-20 Para Adams or High Vis Griffith's Gnat in the lead with something like an RS2, Soft Hackle Emerger, or Trailing Shuck Midge dropped behind on 6x tippet in #22-26.

Report Updated On: 04/25/2018
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