River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 90 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Canyon Mouth
Current:   90 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   95 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   102 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   169 cfs
Gage Height:   3.03 ft

November can be a great month to fish the Poudre, depending on the weather. I've had some of my best days, especially in terms of catching some of the bigger fish in here, on cool, cloudy days in the fall when there was a nice midge hatch going on. That being said, you don't need to go tiny midges all the time -- you'll see some nice hatches of smaller baetis and other dark mayflies, small grey stones, darker caddis, etc., in here. Attractor bugs like Prince Nymphs will also continue to work in smaller sizes on a dry dropper in the fall on the Poudre. It's hard to go wrong with a #16 Elk Hair Caddis to a #16-18 Prince Nymph in here at any time of the year when the fish are eating. In terms of nymphs, other good options are Zebra Midges, Poison Tungs, Rainbow Warriors, various small caddis pupae, Black Beauty midge variations, and small soft hackle variations. Where dries are concerned, my favorites for skinny water season on the Poudre are small Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, BWOs, and Griffith's Gnats in #18-22. Running a #20 Griffith's Gnat about 16-18" behind a high-riding Elk Hair Caddis in #16-18, as more of an indicator to where the Gnat is than anything else, has really produced well for me at times in here. With the up-and-down weather we tend to see until late November, sometimes a small black terrestrial pounded near the banks on an unusually sunny, warm day can lead to a "holy crap, this again" effect and some explosive rises from hungry fish. Finally, it's no secret that there are some bigger fish through town in Fort Collins. Thin Mints seem to be the local favorite for a small streamer, but smaller buggers, sculpins, and various leech imitations will also do very well.

Report Updated On: 11/13/2017
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