River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 508 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Lyons
Current:   508 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   518 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   508 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   523 cfs
Gage Height:   5.35 ft

Middle Saint Vrain at Peaceful Valley
Current:   121 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   132 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   143 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   127 cfs
Gage Height:   3.73 ft

South Saint Vrain by Ward
Current:   115 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   117 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   112 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   120 cfs
Gage Height:   2.28 ft

The Saint Vrain is yet another drainage where we're currently seeing higher-than-average flows for this time of year. Flows are changing daily, so calling the shop ahead of time is a good way to prepare for a day on either the North or South branches of the Saint Vrain. During colder streaks of weather, the fishing can be great as the clarity improves and fishing does accordingly. Dry droppers and nymph rigs can both be effective in the canyon, but don't look for dry fly eats to really pick back up again until flows drop back to around at least the 500 CFS range. In the canyon stretches, throwing a nymph rig with a larger attractor like a leech, stonefly such as a Pat's Rubber Legs or Girdle Bug, San Juan Worm, or caddis larva on point in the slower, deep boulder pools and walking-paced runs would be my rig of choice during runoff. On cloudier days, don't be shy of stripping a small streamer through these holding zones, as well. The North Saint Vrain at Wild Basin is also in play -- look for the water to be moving and up, but expect better clarity in this section. A dry dropper setup with a #12-14 Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator or beetle on top dropping to a #14-16 soft hackle pheasant tail or caddis pupa is generally a good bet in the pocket water up here. On very warm days when the water is likely to be at its highest over the next few weeks, look for occasional sight fishing opportunities if fish are podded up in the flooded side waters.

Report Updated On: 06/12/2017
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