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.
May 23rd, 2019
The road to the Tailwater is now open! With the warmer weather fish have moved into a bit faster water. We have seen fish rising to midges and a few blue wing olives showing up in the afternoons. Make sure you are using 6x fluorocarbon, micro split shot and small indicators. Give a call down to the shop for up to the hour info 970-879-6552
Flows: 84 C.F.S.
Nymphs: WD40, Brassie, RS2, Zebra Midge, Redneck Midge, JUJU Baetis, Barr’s Emerger, Bling Midge, Medallion Midge, BTS Nymph
Dries: Viz A Dun, Extended Body BWO, Mole Fly
Streamers: Leaches, Zonkers, Slump Buster