River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 122 cfsCurrent Temp: 46°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   122 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   122 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   122 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   122 cfs
Gage Height:   1.17 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   14 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   15 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   14 cfs
Gage Height:   2.16 ft

The flows on SBC remain at prime Winter levels, and the fish have the feedbag on! Midges and small Stones have been the bugs of choice, as well as small general attractors and the ever-popular San Juan Worm. With plenty of water in the system, there's lots of fishable holes and holding water to pick through and keep you busy. Look for fish to be stacked up in the deeper holes, and fish water thoroughly before moving on- changing (usually adding) weight can be the key to picking up a few extra fish. The recent storm definitely added some ice in and around the river, which can take a couple extra days to melt being that SBC is walled by a pretty steep canyon. Don't feel the need to wake up at the crack of dawn, as the best fishing will almost certainly be once the sun has had time to warm up the water... think 10-4. Some of the best flies have been Girdle Bugs, Tung Twenty Inchers, and and little black Sloane's up top trailing Disco Midges, Blue Poison Tungs, and RS2's. Stripping a small, dark streamer on a slow retrieve can also pick up some larger-than-average fish and spice up the day.

Report Updated On: 02/06/2016
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