River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 440 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   440 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   442 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   434 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   400 cfs
Gage Height:   2.59 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   265 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   265 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   235 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   233 cfs
Gage Height:   3.61 ft

Guess what? Flows are up and will most likely remain up for the next couple of weeks. Runoff is in full effect in the Front Range. We are seeing the longest days of the year coupled with some of the hottest days we've encountered this spring/summer and the snowpack is finally turning to water and we are seeing the result in the lower elevations. The outflow has to match the inflow. Right now at Gross Res, that flow is about 400cfs for both. This means there is lots of water moving. This doesn't mean that there are no fish to be had. With the high flows, lots of bugs and aquatic life is getting moved/pushed around. Fish are feeding and are feeding a lot with the amount of food. The tricky part is finding a suitable place for both angler and fish to meet. Slow moving water, back eddies, behind structure, inside seams, drop offs and banks are all places where fishable water can be found. Move until you find a spot you like. Walking pace speed is best. Leeches, san juans, stonefly nymphs, caddis, BWO, and even mysis (upper 1/4 mile) are working. Start the day with a nymph rig and as the day warms up try a hopper dropper along the banks for a fish looking for an easy meal. Chubby Chernobyl, Amy's Ant, Hippie Stomper, Para-Hopper, or Morrish Hopper with a bh p-tail, two bit hooker, blue poison tung, cdc p-tail or iron lotus about 18-20" below. Lower down Eldorado Canyon flows are little bit more manageable, hovering around 100cfs. Hopper dropper will work well in this section as well. Look for soft water. Also wait until the canyon warms up a bit as it can be a bit chilly in the am. Flows are way down up at Moffat Tunnel near Rollinsville. The interpretive site can be a great place to fish if you have a free couple of hours. Stones, leeches, san juans, midges, and BWO's all working well up there. Hint: try a streamer through any section of the SBC for some larger than average fish.

Report Updated On: 06/13/2017
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