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Yampa and Elk Rivers

Date Updated: June 17, 2024

The Yampa through Town, and at Chuck Lewis are high but clear. The Stagecoach Tailwater and Sarvis have both been productive but you cannot drive past the tail water yet. The Elk river is high and should be fishable soon. There is 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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Date updated: June 17, 2024

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.

The tailwater is open and fishing well. Midges and scuds have been the most productive flies. Call us down at the shop if you have any questions.

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Date updated: June 17, 2024

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.

The Elk is high but clear! it should start to fish well very soon. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop for up to date info.

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Flows- 2300  C.F.S.
Nymphs Zebra midges, RS2’s, Stoneflies, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tails, Worms
Dries BWOs
Streamers Sparkle Minnow, White Zonkers, Buggers

Date updated: June 17, 2024

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.

Sarvis is open and the river is fishable and productive. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions.

970-879-6552

Flows 150 C.F.S.
Nymphs Hairs Ear , Pheasant Tail, Barrs Emerger, Zebra Midge, RS2, Buckskin, Soft Hackles
Dries Midges, BWOs
Streamers Hale Bop Leach, Slump Buster, Zonker

Date updated: June 17, 2024

The lakes are open and fishing very well! Give a call down to the shop for up-to-date reports.

970-879-6552

Date updated: June 17, 2024

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.

The Yampa through town and at Chuck Lewis is high but clear and fishing well! The tail water has been good too. Feel free to give a call down to the shop with questions.

970-879-6552

Flows 1800 C.F.S.
Nymphs Pheasant tails, Hares ears, RS2, Midges
Dries Midges, BWOs
Streamers Lead eye bugger, Beldar bugger, Hare sculpin