River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 75 cfs Current Temp: 55°F 
River Statistics:
Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   79 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   79 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   57 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   75 cfs
Gage Height:   2.58 ft

Boulder
Current:   -888 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -888 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -888 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -888 cfs
Gage Height:   -0.62 ft

» Nederland
Current:   75 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   77 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   69 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   68 cfs
Gage Height:   1.55 ft

A recent closure from Boulder Falls east to 75th street has the creek in limbo. No wading, swimming, kayaking, or tubing on this stretch for roughly 60 days. You can fish this section if you stay on the bank and do not wade, but with many other options you may opt out. The stretch from the falls west is about 4.5 miles of fishable water, and has been pretty dam good recently. Much lower and clearer than the lower stretch below the falls, we are seeing good bugs with stones, mayflies, and midges all moving for the majority of the day. The evenings on warmer days have been particularly good with smaller dries. Look for shallow dry dropper rigs to fish good throughout the day, and small dries to kill it during the hatch. 6X tippets while the water is gin clear, but we should see things start to get a bit off color by May. Try Rainbow Warriors, Poison Tungs, Pheasant Tails, Princes, Iron Lotus, Jujubees, and Copper Johns all in #14-18. Small attractor dries o#10-16 are good for hanging these smaller bead heads under. Soon we start to see the sections above Nederland start to fish as well. A couple more weeks will help let some snow melt making access a little easier. If you are fishing the lower stretch from the bank, try stones, mayflies, and other bead heads #8-16. The water is starting to get pretty dirty below 4 Mile Canyon, but is fishing good from 4 Mile to the falls. Try shallow 2 fly nymph rigs and dry dropper set ups through this section. If the waters get more off color look to the dirt snake as a good seciond nymph behind a #10 girdle bug. Flashy flies also help during stained water, and it is coming. Still a good time despite the restrictions.
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