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NW Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Yampa and Elk Rivers
June 10th, 2021

The Yampa and Elk rivers are running high. Clarity has been off and on depending on overnight temps.

The tailwater of stagecoach is closed, but there is still plenty of fishable water in the area.

Give a call down to the shop anytime for for suggestions and 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.

June 10th, 2021

The Tailwater is closed due to low flows. There is still plenty of fishable water in the area.

Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

 

970-879-6552

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.

June 10th, 2021
Sarvis has been fishing great. The road is now open. We have seen some fish rising to PMD’s and Caddis mid morning, and in the evenings. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

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Flows: 300 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Barr’s Emerger, Juju Baetis, Hairs Ear, Pheasant Tail, RS2, Zebra Midge, Dath Baetis, Worms, Eggs

Dries: Grifith’s Gnat, Parachute Midge, Brooks Sprout

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

June 10th, 2021

The Yampa is high but very clear. We have seen some good nymphing in any slow water you can find. We have also seen some fish rising to PMD’s, caddis and yellow sallies. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

970-879-6552

Flows: 1,100

Nymphs: Jigged PT, Red Copper John, Tungsten Reckoner, Patt’s Rubber Legs, Hares Ear, Barr’s Emerger, Zebra Midge, RS2, Worms

Dries: Parachute Sallie, Extended Body PMD, Elk Hair Caddis

Streamers: Leaches, Zonkers, Sparkle Minnow

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.

June 10th, 2021

The Elk is high, but very clear. We have seen some good nymphing in any slow deep water you can find. Look for this section to come down later this month. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop for up to date info.

970-879-6552

Flows: 1,160

Nymphs: Patt’s Rubber Leg, Lightening Bug, Copper John, 20incher, Worms, Eggs

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Zonkers

June 10th, 2021
Stagecoach and Steamboat lake are iced off. The high mountain lakes are icing off daily. Give a call down to the shop  for up to date fishing reports.

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