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NW Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Yampa and Elk Rivers
December 5th, 2022

The Yampa through Town, and at Cuck Lewis are now starting to freeze but are still fishable. The Stagecoach Tailwater is closed, but Sarvis is open and fishing well. That being said there is still plenty of water to fish in the Yampa Valley.  Feel free to give a call down to the shop for up to the hour info.

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The “tailwater,” also known as the upper Yampa, is one of the most productive stretches of river year-round. The dam keeps the flows and water temperature nearly consistent for the entire year. The DOW keeps a close eye on the water and river bank health which makes for incredible fishing

December 5th, 2022

The tailwater is now closed!

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Just one mile downstream of the Stagecoach tailwaters this stretch of river can be very productive year round. This state wildlife area is about 2.5 miles of idyllic trout stream habitat. There is a high density of fish in this area so do not walk past any structure without first casting in for a try. Sight casting this stretch of river is popular.

December 5th, 2022

We are expecting the road into sarvis to be closed at anytime now. This section has been fishing well depending on flows. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

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Flows: 25 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Hairs Ear , Pheasant Tail, Barrs Emerger, Zebra Midge, RS2, Buckskin, Soft Hackles

Dries: Midges

Streamers: Hale Bop Leach, Slump Buster, Zonker

Flowing right through downtown Steamboat Springs, the Yampa River gives anglers miles of excellent fish-able water. Stop into the shop and we can point you in the right direction.

December 5th, 2022

The Yampa through town and at Chuck Lewis is starting to freeze. Parts of the river are still fishable but we are losing more water every day. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with questions.

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Flows: 87 CFS

Dries: BWO’s, Mahoganies, Midges

Nymphs: Pheasant tails, Hares ears, RS2, Midges

Streamers: Lead eye bugger, Beldar bugger, Hare sculpin

 

 

Flowing out of the Zirkel Wilderness Area. There are just a few access points to the river starting with Christina State Wildlife Area located about 8 miles out of town. Christina is a 1 mile stretch that provides numerous long runs and solid pocket water. Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, Brookies and Whitefish, ranging from 12-18 inches can be found in this stretch of the Elk. The Upper Elk, north of Clark down Seedhouse road, has tons of public water access in the National Forest. Bring a small rod, attractor dry flies and 4x tippet.

December 5th, 2022

The Elk is nearly covered in ice. looking forward to 2023! Please feel free to give a call down to the shop for up to date info.

970-879-6552

Flows: 35

Nymphs: Zebra midges, RS2’s, Stoneflies, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tails, Worms

Dries: BWO’s

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, White Zonkers, Buggers

December 5th, 2022

The lakes are freezing over. Ice fishing is around the corner. Give a call down to the shop for up-to-date reports.

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