River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 8 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   8 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
Gage Height:   0.22 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   23 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   23 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   23 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   3 cfs
Gage Height:   2.31 ft

Denver Water has dropped the flows at SBC below Gross Res back down to the minimum flow of about 7 CFS. With things this skinny again, fishing in Walker Ranch is going to be most akin to fishing, say, the Big Thompson tailwater at about 20 CFS. Think light tippet and indicators, minimal weight (unless you encounter some of the extra deep pools), and small flies. Streamers are pretty much not in the cards at this flow, and you should expect fish to be spooky so approach the water with a good bit of stealth. Dry flies could be a possibility in here if a nice hatch comes off, so be observant and try to figure out what the fish are wanting on a given day. Sometimes a small, black stonefly such as a #18 Copper John or Black Micro Stone can be hot in here in the wintertime. Keep an eye on flows and call the shop before heading out -- if the flows in here bump at any point this winter and sustain a level of roughly 50-150 CFS, this can be one of the best options within a couple hour radius of the Denver/Boulder area.

Report Updated On: 01/07/2018
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