River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 166 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   166 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   166 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   166 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   146 cfs
Gage Height:   1.4 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   61 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   63 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   64 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   44 cfs
Gage Height:   2.64 ft

South Boulder Creek below Gross has been creeping up little by little over the past week or two. At the time of this report, she's running right at about 25 CFS, which is certainly a playable flow for this fishery. While still relatively low, these fish are likely to be pretty rested right now, where fishing pressure is concerned, so hiking into Walker Ranch and throwing a small dry dropper, light short-leash nymph rig, or even small streamer if you have some cloud cover is a great option. Small mayfly nymphs such as the Micro May, soft hackle PTs, Barr's emergers, and JuJu Baetis will always do damage in the spring. Dries like the Extended Body BWO, Para BWO, Quigley's Cripple, small Para Adams, Sparkle Dun BWO, etc. are awesome options if you're seeing risers. Small dark stones, both adults and nymphs, are also always a good bug to throw around in here. If there's nothing hatching in numbers, my first option in Walker Ranch is usually either midges or small streamers (black leeches are always great, as are small black and dark olive sculpin-esque patterns). Look for some small caddis adults and larvae to start working progressively better as things warm up this spring, too. It's likely still a little too early to really talk about the stretches of SBC up above Gross.

Report Updated On: 04/10/2018
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