River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 1280 cfs Current Temp: 59°F 
River Statistics:
Below Stagecoach
Current:   220 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   215 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   218 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   218 cfs
Gage Height:   3.83 ft

» Steamboat Springs
Current:   1280 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1310 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1310 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1170 cfs
Gage Height:   3.72 ft

The Yampa is heating up from the tail water to town. Flows are up and the fishing has been great. Running almost 100cfs at the tailwater has turned the scud bite on, and other larger flies have been good on a two fly nymph rig. Cranefly larva, leeches, and annelids have all taken fish recently. Try smaller midges and BWO nymphs off the back. Streamers have also been good early and late in the day. Good midges with the BWO's starting to get thicker as well. Good dry fly fishing each day from 11am to 4pm when things starts to cool off. Trouthunter 5.5x fluorocarbon tippet has been helping take fish at the tailwater. Before the bump in flows, 6.5x was thumping them on dries. The snowpack in this area is @125% of normal, so the Yampa should fish great all season long.

Through town the egg bite has turned on, and these days a glow bug may get you half your fish. Flows are over 300cfs in town, and the streamer bite has been steady to great. Stones or san juans on point, with smaller stones or mayflies. Good numbers of little stones in the water, so any black, or brownish #14 fly has been taking fish. Princes, Copper Johns, Jigged Pheasant Tails, Squirrell Nymph, etc. Still stacking up the snow too. As long as things stay cool, town will be in play. Tons of access and a bunch of HOT fish! If things warm up the water could start to dirty. Try larger and brighter flies in dirty water.
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