River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 153 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Lyons
Current:   153 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   155 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   155 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   161 cfs
Gage Height:   3.69 ft

Middle Saint Vrain at Peaceful Valley
Current:   22 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   22 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   24 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   26 cfs
Gage Height:   2.84 ft

South Saint Vrain by Ward
Current:   33 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   34 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   36 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   37 cfs
Gage Height:   1.91 ft

Both the North and South forks of the St. Vrain are fishing great right now. Nice pools are starting to form behind the big boulders in the South St. Vrain up Highway 7 as the water has come down, and the same is true of the North St. Vrain. Look for similar hatches to what you'll see on most of our local creeks -- Caddis, PMDs, Yellow Sallies, bigger Stoneflies, Terrestrials, and of course midges. I find that a dark, smaller streamer like a Mini Dungeon or a black Slumpbuster can also do some damage in the St. Vrain. You can fish this sort of bug on the strip or swing, or you can also utilize a small streamer with some weight as the lead fly in a dead-drift nymphing setup. As always, in waters like the St. Vrain that are easily accessible from roads like 7 and 36, try hoofing it a bit away from the water closest to your chosen pull-off. It can be amazing what a difference just a quarter mile of walking, or a short scramble down a rocky slope, can make in terms of finding less-pressured water. The North Saint Vrain at Wild Basin has also reportedly been some great brookie fishing lately. 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. The higher up you get on his arm of the Vrain in RMNP, the more chance you have at picking up some Cutthroat trout in the mix with the Brookies. Flows are still changing daily, so call the shop for the most up-to-date info before heading to the St. Vrain.

Report Updated On: 07/22/2017
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