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NW Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Yampa and Elk Rivers
August 5th, 2020

The rivers are running crystal clear and fishing great! this is the time of year to get out early or go out late in the evening. Now is also the best time to take advantage of the high country lakes and streams.

Give a call down to the shop anytime 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.

August 5th, 2020

The Tailwater has been fishing great and the water is still cold. If you go try getting out early or late to beat the crowds.  If you have an questions give us a call at the shop!

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Flows: 66 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Barr’s Emerger, Zebra Midge, Medallion Midge, Brassie, RS2, BTS Nymph, Buck Skin, JuJu Baetis, Scuds, Bling Midge

Dries: Griffith’s Gnat, Parachute Midge, Vizadun

Streamers: Jake’s Leech, Hale Bop Leech, Slump Buster.

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.

August 5th, 2020
Sarvis has been fishing well. We have seen fishing rising to caddis and hoppers in the morning and late evenings. Nymphing has been good all day. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

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Flows: 84 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Barr’s Emerger, JuJu Baetis, Jauns Hi Def, Hot Bead Prince, Z Wing Caddis, Translucent Emerger, Edwards Black, RS2, Black Beauty, Buckskin, Eggs, Worms

Dries: Drakes, P.M.D.’s and Caddis

Streamers: Beldar Bugger, Slumpbuster, Zonkers

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

August 5th, 2020

The Yampa has been fishing well early mornings and late evenings. The water temps are getting warmer every day so if you go, fight fish quickly and please keep them in the water. We have seen fishing rising to caddis and hoppers in the morning. With the warm temps fishing has been best from 7 am – noon. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions!

970-879-6552

 

Flows: 105 C.F.S.

Nymphs:  JuJu Baetis, Patt’s Rubber Legs, 20 Incher, Prince Nymph, Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear, Zebra Midge, Worms, Eggs

Dries: Drakes, Yellow Sally’s, Caddis, PMD’s 

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, Zonkers, Buggers

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.

August 5th, 2020

The Elk is running crystal clear and nice and cool. Now is the time beat the crowds and the heat and head up to the upper elk. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions!

970-879-6552

Flows: 72 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Tung Jig Stone, Red Ass, Edwards Black, Hot Wire Prince, Copper John, Lightening Bug, Juju Baetis, TungTeaser, Brassie, Black Beauty, Hares Ear.

Streamers: Zonkers, Hare Sculpin, Beldar.

August 5th, 2020

Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake, and Hahns Peak Lake are fishing well.

Please feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions!

970-879-6552

 

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