River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 2530 cfsCurrent Temp: 44°F 
River Statistics:
»At Canyon Mouth
Current:   2530 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   2490 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   2390 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   2330 cfs
Gage Height:   5.71 ft

Recent rains have the Poudre slipping in and out of clarity like a college kid onSpring Break. Best or most consistent has been the upper stretches above the narrows where the nymphing is solid with stones, san juans, and baetis patterns. The North Fork is running 700 cfs plus or minus, so the water in the lower canyon is HIGH for May, and will most likely get higher with snowmelt or rain. Best advise is to fish the softest water you can find. The farther upstream you go, the lower the flows are, and the better the clarity gets, but as you get above Rustic closer to the pass, it feels more like winter lately. Up high try smaller stones and baetis patterns as well as midges and streamers. Streamers have been good on the lower river as well, but fish them in the soft water and back eddies. Dry dropper has some merit too when the flows are more clear, and a Parachute Adams with a small bead head Pheasant Tail dropper is good on the upper reaches. Standard rig should be a Stone or San Juan on pout with mayfly droppers. 3-6 feet deep under an indicator in the soft water and eddy lines off larger boulders and structure in the river. More flash and larger brighter flies are ways to help deal with high, stained flows through run off.

Report Updated On: 05/18/2015
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