River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 52 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Lyons
Current:   52 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   54 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   55 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   55 cfs
Gage Height:   2.81 ft

Middle Saint Vrain at Peaceful Valley
Current:   10 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   12 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   13 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   16 cfs
Gage Height:   2.48 ft

South Saint Vrain by Ward
Current:   8 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
Gage Height:   1.6 ft

We've definitely reached the time of year where you want to think smaller on the St. Vrain up in the canyon stretches. These fish will eat if you make a good approach and a good presentation with the right terminal tackle -- 6x applies in most all situations in the fall, even in the pocket water. BWOs and midges have been the main hatches lately, especially on these nice, cool, overcast days we've been getting. One of my favorite guide rigs lately, especially with folks who are interested in fishing dries, has been an Extended Body BWO in the lead in a #18 (or a BWO Parachute will do the trick, too), dropping to a #18-20 Griffith's Gnat or a #20-22 Sprout Midge. A small Zebra Midge or Black Beauty will also do great as a dropper, as will a Micro May or Little Green Machine. To find fish at their most active up in the canyon stretches of the N and S St. Vrain, consider getting out a little later in the day at this time of year to give the water some time to warm up. 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.

Report Updated On: 10/04/2017
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