River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 68 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   68 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   67 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   67 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   67 cfs
Gage Height:   3.00 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   95 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   98 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   100 cfs
Gage Height:   1.16 ft

Yampa through Steamboat: The river is chugging through town and down below Steamboat, and the Yampa through town is pretty tough to fish when it's in the 1,500-2,000+ range. If you do get out to fish, nymph big attractor patterns like girdle bugs, leeches, worms, crane fly larvae, big caddis larvae (mop flies), etc. Flashy streamers with lead eyes like a sparkle minnow can also do some damage if you're able to get them down deep enough.

Yampa Tailwater: The road is back open to Stagecoach, and fishing has been outstanding at the tailwater. Eggs have still been working well, but fish have definitely seemed to key in more on bugs like smaller baetis nymphs, small dark stones, midges, etc. While the fish do always like smaller bugs here, the current flow rate of 160 CFS is a good bit of water for this fishery, so size up a bit on your tippet, split shot, etc. This tailwater is always fantastic dry fly fishing in the slicks at pretty much any flow, so keep an eye out for noses coming up. If you see fish that are in the mood, try caddis, midges, and BWO dries, with the hopper becoming more and more in play as we get towards the warm, sunny days of June and July.

Report Updated On: 05/14/2020
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