River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 98 cfsCurrent Temp: 73°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Lake Estes
Current:   98 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   98 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   99 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   99 cfs
Gage Height:   1.43 ft

Flows have been bouncing around a little lately, but currently are holding at 100cfs. With the warm august days we are seeing the water temps climb into the 60's some days, which is causing a bit of a lull in the action through the mid day hours. Bugs are thickest early and later in the day, and we are seeing midges, BWO's, PMD's, and caddis; but none are showing up in any real numbers. Twitching hopper patterns on a dry dropper set up has been good, and dry fly fishing has been best in the last couple hours of light each day. Try nymphing deeper runs and pools or in the faster riffles through the heat of mid day. Sparkle wing RS2's, Poison Tungs, Girdle Bugs, Rainbow Warriors, and Foam Back RS2's seem to be go to bugs this late summer. Try a Barretts Golden Stone up top with two of these nymphs about 2-3 feet below. Fish the structure hard as well as any shade you find on the river. Low overhanging branches may be tough to get a cast under, but they are perfect spots for browns looking to ambush any bugs coming by. streamers late in the day have also been very good. we suggest a Thin Mint, sculpzilla, or a Sparkle Minnow. Mice have also been working close to dark.

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