River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 7 cfs
River Statistics:
»Below Gross Reservoir
Current:   7 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
Gage Height:   0.21 ft

Near Eldorado Canyon
Current:   20 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   16 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   25 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   29 cfs
Gage Height:   2.31 ft

SBC is still ├╝ber skinny, folks. At just over 7 CFS below Gross Res right now, you'll want to either fish as far up around the Kayak Run/discharge as possible or better yet just hold off until we see a bump in flows. This tailwater can be a ton of fun with small leech-type streamers and/or small dry-dropper/short nymph rigs in the wintertime when there's actually some water coming through (the upward swing early this year in roughly Jan/Feb to 80+ CFS lead to some fantastic fishing). Flows above the res toward the Pinecliffe/Rollinsville area are only slightly better right now at just below 20 CFS, but overnight lows will have water temps pretty chilly up there. Personally, I'd rather fish Middle BC in the canyon or in town right now with a small dry dropper rig in the midday-afternoon hours, at least for as long as this eerily warm mid-December sunny weather holds out for us.

Report Updated On: 12/12/2017
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