River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 126 cfsCurrent Temp: 61°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   126 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   126 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   126 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   126 cfs
Gage Height:   1.22 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   57 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   57 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   56 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   60 cfs
Gage Height:   2.58 ft

Flows bumped up to ~30cfs. Great news for anglers who want to fish dries. Fish are looking up consistently. Most productive times are from 1130/12-330/4. Low flows means the water warms up quicker and stays warm longer, allowing for longer hatches. Baetis and midge have been the most memorable hatches. A lost caddis or terrestrial have been reported as well. Dry-dropper rigs are the most effective ways to fish the section of water below Gross. Parachute adams/zebra midge combo or chubby chernobyl/ hares ear both sound tasty to me. For the dry fly purist: a couple of Extended Body BWO's #18-22 will keep you busy all day. Starting to see more of the bows colored up. Eggs are an overproducer as well if you are into that sort of thing... Had a good report come in from SBC above Gross. Eggs, worms, leeches, crawfish, and midges all pulled on big fish. Is it that time of year? hint: lake run. Don't forget your streamer. Swinging it at the inlet can be a great way to finish/start your day. Eldorado Canyon is still a little cold and low. Dry dropper with a midge or worm dropper will do the trick. SBC near Rollinsville is cold but on a warm day can be productive with stones, midges, worms and leeches. An occasional riser can be found, think small, like really small. Look for SBC to be the go to when runoff hits. Can't wait!

Report Updated On: 04/06/2017
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