River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 8 cfsCurrent Temp: 68°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   8 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   8 cfs
Gage Height:   0.25 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   9 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   9 cfs
Gage Height:   2.08 ft

SBC back in prime form, flows are hovering just below 200cfs and this is a magical level to fish SBC though Walker Ranch. Dry dropper rigs with general attractors and caddis, midge and baetis nymphs all putting fish in the bag. PMD's and golden stones midday as well as caddis and drakes in the late afternoon and evening. If you happen to find yourself on SBC through Walker Ranch when the drakes pop its nothing short of wonderful. A lucent wing green drake #12 will do the trick and it can be a day full dry fly eats and smiles. Be sure you have at least one drake dry pattern in your box it you're planning on heading down there. SBC closer to Moffat Tunnel has also seen success as the flows come down. Hopper droppers and a variety of flying ants up top will do well. Amy's Ant in red #16 is an over-performer along this stretch. SBC through Eldorado State Park is also a great way to fish some less pressured water and chase some small stream trout. Pocket water is the name of the game through here. As the water flattens out closer to Boulder the hoppers really start to be a main food source so tie on your favorite foam hopper and get ready to live! SBC is on fire right now so gear up and get out there!

Report Updated On: 07/18/2016
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