River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 7 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   7 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
Gage Height:   0.2 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   6 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   6 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   6 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   6 cfs
Gage Height:   1.98 ft

Bangin'! A term used describe great fishing and beautiful trout. This is the word I would use to describe SBC right now. Flows are very manageable hovering right above 100cfs. Wading is not too tricky and the fish are very happy, in feeding lanes, coming to the fly and keying in on dry flies. Green and grey drakes, golden stones, sallies, pmd's, caddis. Dry-droppers, single dry and double dry rigs all getting it done. Streamers have also been really good, olive, black and pumpkin sculpins turning plenty of fish. Wet-wading is wonderful, the water temps are in the mid-50's so a bit chilly in the am but the hot pm ambient temps make it the perfect combination to fish all day. Moving quickly and covering water will bring the most fish to hand. 4 and 5X tippet is all you need right now. Drakes start poppin' around 1030-11 till about 430. Fish cannot resist these over sized mayflies. A double dry rig with a hippie stomper or PMX with a drake dun or cripple trailed off is a great way to spend a few hours down there. Soft hackle CDC p-tails, olive p-tails, traditional p-tails, jigged p-tails, and basically anything with a p-tail will do the trick. Frenchies have been really hot down there as well. Sizes #12-16 are go-to's. Drake dries #10-12. A variety of terrestrials; beetles, ants, and hoppers. PMD's in both pink and yellow #16. Parachute adams #10-12. Dam road access, walker ranch and Ethel Harrold all great spots. Call the shop for the latest reports. 303-447-2400

Report Updated On: 08/05/2018
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