River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 34 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   34 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   35 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
Gage Height:   1.98 ft

Current:   21 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   18 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   0.95 ft

The canyon is pretty much all in play at this point, although things are likely to be pretty skinny up higher toward Ned. We have been having tons of success on dry dropper rigs, with either a terrestrial or larger sized mayfly up top and hanging tungsten below that. Micro May has been a super producer, we didn't tell you though!! Town has still been fishing well too, but expect lowest flows downstream of roughly the bridge at Broadway due to water diversions. Warm days with highs in the upper 50s and 60s will have fish coming out of the doldrums and moving around more as we head into April -- possibly even looking up at dry flies. That being said, with water levels still skinny you'll want a stealthy, light approach, especially on bluebird days. Short leash Palsa nymph rigs with a single #6 split shot pinched above some sort of BWO-midge combo are an excellent way to touch a few fish on our local waters in early spring, as are small dry droppers on 5 and 6x tippet. If you do see fish sipping on top in the slicks and longer runs, throw a longer, fine leader and try bugs like Griffith's Gnats in #20-22, RS2s in #22-24, and Trailing Shuck Midges/Para Midges in #24-26. Long leaders are never required on the Creek if you're fishing the pocket water type stuff. Some other top producers on the Creek in early spring include Zebras, Poison Tungs, Pheasant Tail variations, Micro Mays, Barr Emergers, Sparkle Wing RS2s, etc., in #18-20.

Report Updated On: 04/10/2018
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