River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 378 cfsCurrent Temp: 70°F 
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   378 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   378 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   347 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   362 cfs
Gage Height:   2.91 ft

Current:   183 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   197 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   199 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   174 cfs
Gage Height:   2.14 ft

High, muddy, and off-color- those words will be reiterated again and again over the next few weeks, until the creek drops and runoff subsides. The fishing has been downright challenging throughout most of the creek, but there are still plenty of fish to be had if you head out there. The best chance for success will come from around Mile Marker 29, along the edges and behind boulders. Fish indicator rigs with stoneflies such as 20 Inchers, Little Black Sloanes, and small Girdle Bugs, as well as various worm patterns. Some stones have been hatching despite the high water, but only a few fish seem to have keyed in on them. Wading this time of year is near impossible in 90% of spots, so if you decide to get in the water, be VERY careful of your footing. The wading staff might not be a bad idea either.

We've had a few reports of a good streamer bite coming from town, which can be a blast this time of year! Sculpzilla's, Wooly Buggers, and Sparkle Minnows always pick up a few anywhere between Eben G. Fine and 30th, but popular spots tend to be right around the Boulder Public Library and down towards Boulder High. Throwing meat in town is a fantastic way to catch fish during runoff, and can produce some larger than average fish on occasion as well.

Report Updated On: 06/03/2015
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