River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 271 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   271 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   271 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   271 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   271 cfs
Gage Height:   1.91 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   126 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   128 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   132 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   134 cfs
Gage Height:   3.03 ft

Flows have been erratic and generally up near average to above average for springtime in South Boulder Creek below Gross. Flows we've seen in the past week at 175-200 are definitely playable with small streamers, nymph rigs, attractor dries in the back eddies and pools, etc. Worms, stones, leeches, caddis larvae, etc. are going to all be working -- think slightly bigger dropper bugs in more of a #12-16 size range vs the #16-20 of a month - two months ago. Terrestrials will be turning on in coming weeks too, especially on windy, warm days. If fishing farther up toward the dam discharge below gross, scuds and even mysis can be worth putting on the rig. The accessible stretches of SBC above Gross on up have also been high but fishing well in the slower side waters and eddies. Good holding zones can be fewer and farther between during high water season, but fish will correspondingly be stacked up when you do find them and often will move on a bigger fly like a worm or girdle bug that they may not go for later in the year when the water is skinnier.

Report Updated On: 05/22/2018
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