River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 24 cfsCurrent Temp: 77°F 
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   24 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   25 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   26 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   30 cfs
Gage Height:   1.92 ft

Current:   13 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   14 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   17 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   0.8 ft

The past few weeks on Boulder Creek have seen the flows drop to below 20cfs. The low flows are making the fish spooky in some stretches. Try to find steeper reaches or sections that have deeper plunges and better habitat. Finding sections that see less pressure seems to be the best tactic with the lower flows. Above the Falls is skinny too, and the fish often spook off of a bad cast. The best sections have been the steeper, more difficult access of middle canyon, where the pocket water has the fish feeling safe and making bad decisions. Lighter tippets and longer leaders are making a difference too. 6X tippet and in some cases fluorocarbon will get you more eats. With flows being on the lower side, sometimes fishing a lone dry can be the most productive, especially in upper canyon. If rain does occur, expect the fishing to be better higher up in the canyon. Hatches too have faded a bit to be primarily caddis along with Fall BWO's showing up. Midges in the evenings are good, but with the hot dry weather, the terrestrial fishing or"hopper dropper" has been the go to method. Think about approaching the pools with more stealth than usual while the flows are low and hope for some rain. As we step into October, embrace the fall colors of the browns. There has been "larger than average" browns poking there nose throughout town as well as in the canyon.

Report Updated On: 10/02/2015
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