River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 17 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Lyons
Current:   17 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   21 cfs
Gage Height:   2.89 ft

Middle Saint Vrain at Peaceful Valley
Current:   -999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
Gage Height:   -3.75 ft

Both main forks of the St. Vrain are fishing fairly well, late fall conditions considered. A dry dropper on 6x tippet is still not a bad idea on warmer days -- try a sz 16-18 Parachute Adams or various midge dries in #18-22 for best results on top. For productivity, however, my top November rig in here would be a small palsa or other clear/unassuming indicator with two small nymphs underneath. It's hard to beat the baetis/midge combo right now, so try leading with something like a Micro May, Pheasant Tail, Barr's Emerger, BTS Nymphs, JuJu Baetis, etc., and drop to a #20-22 Zebra Midge, Top Secret Midge, Mercury Black Beauty, Bling Midge, WD-40, or Biot Midge. As always with the freestone streams at this time of the year, be on the water between 12-4 PM for your best shot at some less-lethargic fish. Also as always, look for opportunities to fish water that looks good (good depth, walking-paced in some cases, structure present, etc.), but also look for good water that requires some effort to get to such as a scramble down a bunch of boulders or a walk downstream past a guard rail. These fish are less likely to have seen flies recently (sometimes they may not have been fished even within the past week when we're talking about November).

Report Updated On: 11/09/2017
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