River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 83 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   83 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   68 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   63 cfs
Gage Height:   3.19 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   1130 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1130 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1150 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1210 cfs
Gage Height:   3.49 ft

We're a little ahead of what is typically prime fall fishing on the Yampa, but reports are that fishing has been solid despite low flows. If you're headed up there, give a call to one of the local shops to get the latest beta on water temps in the public stuff through town etc. But at the stuff below Stagecoach and on down where water temps are ideal, it's likely to be all about midges, BWO, and tricos in the early-mid fall. Streamers can do well farther down in the public stuff below the tailwater; I've typically done best on smaller-mid sized, dark patterns that look like a leech or a sculpin. That being said, use your instincts; you'll probably do fine on a flashier streamer, depending on light conditions and whether or not you end up pulling it past one that's in a bad enough mood... Go-to bugs on a nymph rig below Stagecoach include Sparkle Wing RS2s, small glass bead pheasant tails and midges, JuJu Baetis, biot soft hackle emergers, top secret midges, micro black leeches, and the list goes on... Keep an eye out for those fish that are in the mood to look up at tiny dry flies in the slicks and eddies. There's some really fun sight fishing to be had with dry flies and emergers on the Yampa for the patient angler who wants to go after them on top.

Report Updated On: 10/09/2018
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