River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 16 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   16 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   16 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
Gage Height:   0.32 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   15 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
Gage Height:   2.22 ft

SBC Below Gross continues to be super skinny, running at about 16 CFS. A better option right now would be heading to SBC up above Gross, where you'll find only slightly more favorable flows. If you have the time, it could still be worth checking out the inlet to Gross. We're getting to the time of year where small midges and mayflies tend to be my top picks in here. It's hard to beat a #18 Parachute Adams to a #20-22 Zebra Midge in October/early-mid November. Other bugs that will produce are Pheasant Tails, Micro Mays, JuJu Baetis, and small stones like a Little Black Sloan or dark Copper John. BWO Barr's Emergers can also do great during the shoulder seasons on SBC. If you're heading to the tailwater closer to Gross, egg patterns can definitely pick up some fish at times. When hiking into Walker Ranch, once the flows eventually come back up, consider sight fishing a small, dark streamer on overcast days. I've had some great times tight lining a sz 14 mini leech with a tungsten bead on 4-5x tippet in there. Hint: try a streamer through any section of the SBC, especially up toward the Res, for some larger than average fish.

Report Updated On: 11/09/2017
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