River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 51 cfsCurrent Temp: 61°F 
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   51 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   45 cfs
Gage Height:   0.68 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   55 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   50 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   49 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   50 cfs
Gage Height:   2.58 ft

Being at the mercy of Denver Water, SBC has a tendency to be less than ideal when it comes to flowing water for fish and the angler in mind. Flows have been low and consistent. On paper, this low double digit flow can seem pathetic, but it provides some excellent dry fly fishing for the opportunistic fisherman. Dry-dropper rigs are the standard and are pulling fish with regularity. Parachute adams #14-16, Morrish Hoppers #14-16, and Amy's Ant #14-16 all do well up top, with a tungsten BH nymph below; blue poison tung #16-20, frenchies #16-20, and CDC P-tail #16-20 all do well off the drop. Fish will be in the riffles and near structure. If you feel like switching things up, a BH leach stripped slowly through the deeper pools can be deadly as well. Buggers do well in olive and white. More and more people have been fishing SBC, look to hike in to get away from the crowds or head to SBC above Gross Res. San Juans, eggs, girdle bugs, Rs2's and caddis are doing well at the inlet. Stripping a streamer can also land a lunker, each year someone pulls out a 5lb close to the inlet. Give the shop a call for the latest flows of SBC above and below Gross.

Report Updated On: 05/20/2016
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