River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 709 cfsCurrent Temp: 34°F 
River Statistics:
»At Canyon Mouth
Current:   709 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   725 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   733 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   741 cfs
Gage Height:   4.12 ft

The Poudre is fishing better as the days become longer and the Sun has more time hitting the water, making it another good option for anyone trying to get out. There should be open water well into the canyon, especially in the spots receiving the most sunlight. Expect to see a fair to strong hatch of midges around mid day- much more so on the sunny days than the nasty ones. If you notice a few heads poking through the surface, try an RS2 trailed behind a Sprout midge for your best shot at dry eats, which have become more and more common with each day. Aside from that, Dry-dropper rigs will certainly be the top producer on the Poudre- Two fly rigs with various Midges, such as the Zebra Midge, Top Secret Midge, and Jujubee, or Disco Midge under smaller attractor dries are always consistent this time of year. BWO's are well on their way to joining the party as well, so don't be surprised to see a few floating around, and consider tying on a Barr's Emerger or Micro May if the bugs are out. As far as gear selection, think 5 and 6x fluorocarbon and small natural colored indicators. Last but not least as far as flies go, it's always worth it to slow strip a heavily weighted streamer or small crayfish imitation closer to town, as there are a surprising number of fish through this stretch that like to hunker down and save energy for a larger meal. Finally, even though Spring is here, the water on the Poudre is still ultra low and clear, so move with purpose and stand back from a hole when fishing it to avoid screwing up your shot at fish before you even cast.

Report Updated On: 04/09/2016
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