River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 42 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Stagecoach
Current:   42 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   42 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   42 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   42 cfs
Gage Height:   2.69 ft

Steamboat Springs
Current:   -999999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999999 cfs
Gage Height:   -999999 ft

As of this week, the Tailwater and Sarvis areas of the Yampa are still accessible and fishing great, but be sure to have a 4x4 vehicle when heading in here right now as the road can be pretty muddy. Town is reportedly starting to lean toward icing over, with fishing slowing down accordingly. Top bugs throughout this system have been Sparkle Wing RS2s in black and BWO flavors, small Pheasant Tails, and a variety of midges in #22-24 (Zebra, Top Secret, Bling, Don King, Brassie, and the JuJubee are always good options, to name a few.) If you see fish rising below Stagecoach, try a #20 Griffith's Gnat or #20 Extended Body BWO on point with a #24 Sprout Midge or other tiny midge dry like a black Para Midge trailing about 16-18" behind on 6-6.5x tippet. Seriously consider sizing your terminal tackle down to 5.5-6-6.5x fluorocarbon at the tailwater, and be sure to get your flies down in the water column with unobtrusive, small split shot or by utilizing a heavy tungsten beadhead bug as your point fly.

Report Updated On: 12/12/2017
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