River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 83 cfsCurrent Temp: 34°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   83 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   83 cfs
Gage Height:   0.92 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   11 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   11 cfs
Gage Height:   2.13 ft

The recent bump in flows from our good friends at Denver Water to ~87cfs has turn the feed bag on up over Flagstaff Mountain. A bump in flows will open up the menu, san juans, midges, stones, small leeches, and yes even mysis shrimp will pull tight on fish. The little know fact that Gross Reservoir holds mysis shrimp can be your ticket to a fantastic day. If you do decide to fish these aquatic shrimp, stay in the upper portion of the Kayak Run as they tend to die and sink beyond a mile out of the reservoir. Small stones are always a good point fly, or the ever popular San Juan as well. Behind that, throw Midges (at this point in the reports I feel like I'm really repeating myself, midges, midges, midges, MIDGES), of any and all variety. No need for a Thingamabobber for your indicator- a Palsa pinch on or New Zealand style indictor will do a better job detecting subtle strikes, and won't spook fish nearly as much. If you've got the time, consider snowshoeing or boot-packing into the Ethel Harold trailhead, as the fish down there see hardly any pressure this time of year and fishing can be downright silly. Last but not least: it stands as RMA lore (but we promise it's true) that the best dry fly day of 2015 was January 1st on SBC at Walker Ranch with huge Chubby Chernobyl dries, so give it a try and see if they're into it!!

Report Updated On: 01/18/2017
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