River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 27 cfsCurrent Temp: 24°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   27 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   27 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   28 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   27 cfs
Gage Height:   0.62 ft

A recent blast of cold weather has slowed some of the lower canyon's fishing options...look to Wapiti Meadows for some better cold weather consistency( the stretch just below the dam) Right now flows are low, at just above 20cfs, and the fishing has been best with smaller bugs. Light tippets as well, sized down to 6x or even 7x on the pickiest of fish. Look for the fish to often be podded or stacked up this time of year. Some of the deeper pools and holes on the canyon may have 10-20 fish in them. This time of year fishing the canyon is done best by fishing a 2 or 3 fly nymph rig close to the bottom. Fish are holding deep and often only active for a little window of the warmest part of each day. Up top in the meadow, there isn't the ice to deal with, but the 1/4 mile of water can be crowded on any day. The fish up top have been feeding on small sow bugs, and midges. Try a #20 Ray Charles, Poison Tungs, Rainbow Warriors, Black Beauties, UV Emergers, or RS2's. For dries: Trailing Shuck Midge, Molefly, Matt's Midge, or a Parachute Adams with the tail trimmed down. Smaller has been better so don't hesitate to fish flies in the #20-#24 size range. It's fishing good and should only get better as we slide through February.

Report Updated On: 02/27/2015
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