River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 24 cfs
River Statistics:
»At Lyons
Current:   24 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   24 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   21 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   20 cfs
Gage Height:   2.95 ft

Middle Saint Vrain at Peaceful Valley
Current:   -999 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   -999 cfs
Gage Height:   -3.75 ft

The St. Vrain through town in Lyons and north up US 36 are both great options right now for some late winter fishing. As of early this week, the south fork up 7 is still pretty skinny to iced, especially the farther up you get in the canyon, but this freestone section should be coming back into play within the next few weeks to a month, weather depending. Top winter rigs in here tend to be a small palsa or other clear/unassuming indicator with two small nymphs underneath. It's hard to beat the baetis/midge combo right now, so try leading with something like a Micro May, Pheasant Tail, Barr's Emerger, BTS Nymphs, JuJu Baetis, etc., and drop to a #20-22 Zebra Midge, Top Secret Midge, Mercury Black Beauty, Bling Midge, WD-40, or Biot Midge. We're also getting toward the time of year when, with warming temps, the metabolism of these fish will be waking back up and they'll be starting to look for some relatively bigger offerings like San Juans, leeches, caddis larvae as we get closer to April, etc. If you see fish rising in the slicks in here in early - mid March, odds are the fish are coming up to midges: try double dry rigs like a trailing shuck midge or sprout midge in #24-26 trailing behind a griffith's gnat in #18-20.

Report Updated On: 03/05/2018
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