River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 6240 cfsCurrent Temp: 56°F 
River Statistics:
»Glenwood Springs
Current:   6240 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   5970 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   5770 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   5350 cfs
Gage Height:   6.19 ft

Current:   1940 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1970 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1890 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1710 cfs
Gage Height:   7.26 ft

Word has it the salmon fly hatch of 2017 has officially started. Solid visibility and manageable flows have led itself to a fantastic start to this magical hatch. Solid reports coming from the upper C. Pumphouse to Rio Rancho has been great nymphing girdle bugs. Multiple reports of the willows being covered in adult stones. The dry fly bite can be legendary if you can be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes these fish will gorge themselves on the subsurface nymphal stage of the fly and be too full to even attempt to surface for an adult. 2X and 3X tippet are perfect and either a XL dry dropper with a para rogue stone, 64 impala stone, el camino grillos stone #6-4 up top with a girdle bug, smethurst 20 bomb, or tungsten trout retriever #6-12 about 20" below. Don't be afraid to have a double dropper and get the flies down even more with split shot. This can prove to be a bit tricky to cast but roll casting is best and fishing the heavy pound test tackle won't tangle as much. San juan worms, BWO's, caddis, and a few PMD's are also on the menu. Streamer fishing can also be very productive this time of year. Fish will be tight on the banks, sheltering from the heavy current. Float trips can be great but wade fisherman can also be very deadly. Remember to be careful wading! Lots of places have sever drop offs and slippery rocks. Fish with a buddy whenever possible. As the hatch intensifies think about fishing the opposite bank at pump house upstream as most people will only fish the near side. Hint (bring to boat to get across). The bugs will work their way upstream so if you miss it at Pumphouse head to Byers Canyon and catch em there! Call the shop for the latest location of the Pteronarcys 303 447 2400

Report Updated On: 05/26/2017
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Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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