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NW Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Yampa and Elk Rivers
October 25th, 2021

The Yampa and Elk rivers are low and clear.

Town and Chuck Lewis are open and fishing lights out!  The tailwater is still closed, unfortunately, but, hopefully that opens up soon.

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.

October 25th, 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.

 

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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.

October 25th, 2021

Sarvis has been fishing great. The road is open. We have seen some fish rising to BWO’s and mahogany duns and mid morning, and in the evenings. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

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Flows: 58 C.F.S.

Nymphs: Hairs Ears, Caddis, Copper John, Barrs Emerger, Zebra Midge, RS2

Dries: Bwo’s, Small Hoppers, Mahogany Duns

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

October 25th, 2021

The Yampa through town and at Chuck Lewis are OPEN to fishing. The river has not been fished for 3 months.  It’s about as good as it gets right now! BWO, Mahogany’s, really anything, is working well.

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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.

October 25th, 2021

The Elk is running low and clear. With cooler overnight temps, the fishing has been good mid morning. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop for up to date info.

970-879-6552

Flows: 151

Nymphs: Zebra midge, Splitback PMD, Stoneflies

Dries: Hoppers, Caddis, BWO’s, Mahogany Duns

Streamers: Sparkle Minnow, White Zonkers

October 25th, 2021

Stagecoach and Steamboat lake are best in the early mornings and evenings. The high mountain lakes are clear cool. Give a call down to the shop for up-to-date fishing reports, as the weather continues to cool, it should only get better.

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